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Corrosion Reviews

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Volume 29, Issue 3-4

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Corrosion and materials selection in MSF desalination plants

Anees U. Malik
  • Saline Water Desalination Research Institute, Saline Water Conversion Corporation, PO Box 8328, Al-Jubail 31951, Saudi Arabia
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Published Online: 2011-09-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/CORRREV.2011.026

Abstract

The chemically aggressive environment generated in some parts of equipment at multi-stage flash (MSF) desalination plants can cause corrosion problems. The proper selection of materials with higher resistance to corrosion is considered as one of the most prospective approaches for smooth and efficient running of the plants. Because of this, the study of the corrosion behavior of selected materials is an important issue in the realm of desalination technology. This paper reviews the performance of materials used in different MSF desalination plants. The corrosion behavior of materials in different sections of plants, under surrounding environmental conditions, is discussed. Various types or forms of corrosion occurring in different units of plant are described and the strong role of local attack is emphasized. Case histories dealing with failure of components in different plants are cited. The criteria for the selection of materials, which depend upon the nature of environment and operating conditions, are exemplified. The merits and demerits of materials currently employed are highlighted and introduction of new materials either in existing plants as the possible replacements or in future plants are discussed.

Keywords: corrosion; material performance; materials selection; multi-stage flash plant; vapor space corrosion

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Published Online: 2011-09-20

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Citation Information: Corrosion Reviews, Volume 29, Issue 3-4, Pages 153–175, ISSN (Online) 2191-0316, ISSN (Print) 0334-6005, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/CORRREV.2011.026.

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