To restrain the failure of plate heat exchanger in customer boiler working fluid, the effect of crevice former type on the corrosion behavior of Type 316L (UNS S31603) stainless steel plate was investigated using electrochemical methods and surface analysis in chloride-containing synthetic tap water.
Corrosion can be a costly and annoying concern in a building's potable water
The forms of corrosion that can occur include:
1) General Corrosion
2) Pitting Attack
3) Concentration Cell Corrosion
5) Erosion Corrosion
6) Galvanic Corrosion
These corrosion forms can be avoided by a number of techniques including materials selection, system design and chemical treatment of the water.
Coatings, sometimes in conjunction with cathodic protection, have been used to mitigate the corrosion of storage tanks in building systems, but are not addressed in this paper.