Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems
By William F. Harfst
orrosion of water distribution systems causes billions of dollars of damage each year. Damage caused by corrosion affects the reliability and useful life of commercial buildings, industrial processes, and high-purity water systems, just to name a few. The by-products of corrosion, which are commonly described as an off-taste, odor, or appearance, adversely affects the quality of water as it flows through the piping system. This can have some adverse affects on the taste and quality of processed foods and beverages. In addition, it causes undesirable affects on many industrial processes and finished goods. Some view pipe corrosion as caused by the water ﾓattackingﾔ the pipe. Others experience corrosion as a direct result of using materials of construction that are unsuitable for the water environment. In truth, effective corrosion control begins by making sure that the materials of construction and water quality are compatible with each other. Water quality and materials of construction are two sides of the same coin.
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