Nalco Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis, Second Edition

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July 28, 2011


Mixed media product, 624 pages


0071743006 / 9780071743006


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Main description

Practical, up-to-date techniques for identifying and eliminating common causes of boiler failure

Filled with more than 200 color images, The Nalco Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis, Second Edition categorizes distinct failure modes that typify nearly all boiler problems and walks you, step by step, through their solutions. Each type of failure is classified according to its location, general description, critical factors, identification, elimination, cautions, and related problems. Real-world case histories are included throughout. This authoritative resource contains new chapters on:

  • Phosphate corrosion
  • Stress-assisted corrosion
  • Steam and condensate damage
  • Flow-accelerated corrosion

Comprehensive coverage includes:
Water- and steam-formed deposits * Short- and long-term overheating * Caustic corrosion * Low-pH corrosion * Hydrogen damage * Chelant complexing * Oxygen corrosion * Corrosion during cleaning * Corrosion fatigue cracking * Stress corrosion cracking * Graphitic corrosion * Dealloying * Cavitation * Erosion * Waterwall fireside corrosion * High-temperature furnace corrosion * Cold-end corrosion * Dew point corrosion * Fireside corrosion * Welding defects

Table of contents

Section 1: Waterside Corrosion and Damage
Introduction to Boiler and Steam Systems
Section 1.1: Deposit-Related Problems
Chapter 1. Water-Formed and Steam-Formed Deposits
Section 1.2: Overheating
Chapter 2. Short-Term Overheating
Chapter 3. Long-Term Overheating
Section 1.3: Waterside Corrosion
Chapter 4. Caustic Corrosion
Chapter 5. Low-pH Corrosion during Service
Chapter 6. Hydrogen Damage
Chapter 7. Phosphate Corrosion
Chapter 8. Corrosion by Chelating and Complexing Agents
Chapter 9. Oxygen Corrosion
Chapter 10. Corrosion during Cleaning
Chapter 11. Stress-Assisted Corrosion
Section 1.4: Cracking
Chapter 12. Corrosion Fatigue Cracking
Chapter 13. Stress Corrosion Cracking
Section 1.5: Pre- and Postboiler Damage
Chapter 14. Graphitic Corrosion
Chapter 15. Dealloying
Chapter 16. Steam and Condensate System Damage
Section 1.6: Waterside Flow-Related Damage
Chapter 17. Cavitation
Chapter 18. Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion (Water and Steam Sides)
Chapter 19. Flow-Accelerated Corrosion
Section 2: Fireside Corrosion and Damage
Chapter 20. Waterwall (Furnace) Fireside Corrosion
Chapter 21. High-Temperature Fireside Corrosion
Chapter 22. Cold-End Corrosion during Service
Chapter 23. Dew Point Corrosion during Idle Periods
Chapter 24. Fireside Erosion
Section 3: Material Defects
Chapter 25. Welding Defects

Author comments

Nalco Company is the world's leading water treatment and process improvement company. Nalco's more than 10,000 employees work with more than 70,000 customers in 130 countries in industry, government, and institutions to solve and prevent problems, protect the environment, decrease costs, increase productivity, improve profitability by reducing customer total costs of operation, and maintain asset reliability. The group of scientists assembled to author the various sections of this edition work in Nalco's metallurgy group, specializing in metallographic failure analysis investigations. They have conducted thousands of detailed metallographic failure analyses on boiler system components that focus on root cause determination.

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