The Corrosion Chronicle: Valves

Need to Improve the Reliability of Your Valves?

Valves of many different types and sizes are used as critical components to manage fluid flow in process equipment. Corrosion due to aggressive chemical environments can cause problems such as reduced reliability, increased safety risks, leaks, and contamination of the process fluid. In many cases corrosion of metal valves is caused by the removal of the passive surface oxide layer after exposure to acidic and/or chlorinated compounds and can commonly appear as pitting. Different metal alloys will reform the passive surface oxide