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Original scientific paper

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4059952

Corrosion coupon testing of commercial inhibitor in simulated cooling water

Borislav N. Malinovic orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3161-5115 ; Faculty of Technology, University of Banja Luka, Stepe Stepanovica, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dusko Zoric ; EFT Mine and Thermal Power Plant Stanari Ltd., Stanari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tijana Djuricic orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-1502-7498 ; Faculty of Technology, University of Banja Luka, Stepe Stepanovica, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Abstract

In maintaining cooling systems, one of the biggest challenges is to control the corrosion process. Various corrosion inhibitors are often used for this purpose. Which type of corrosion inhibitor will be chosen depends on the material from which the plant has made. The main causes of corrosion in these systems are: pH, dissolved gas, ammonia, temperature and microbiology. In this paper it was studied the efficiency of two multicomponent commercial corrosion inhibitors based on phosphates and one of which containing zinc chloride. For the purposes of research, the pilot plant of open recirculation cooling system is constructed and made of stainless steel (EN 1.4301) and copper (EN 13601). Experiments were performed in a simulated cooling water witch recirculated for 3.5h. For the purpose of accelerating corrosion processes, it was added a corrosion activator (5% NaCl). It was monitored the corrosion rate of the mentioned materials in the cooling water with the corrosion activator, with and without inhibitor. Corrosion rate is determined by using corrosion coupons according standard ASTM D2688 and by analyzing physical-chemical parameters of cooling water. The results showed it was achieved higher protection efficiency for copper and stainless steel by using an inhibitor containing zinc chloride in addition to phosphate.

Keywords

pilot plant; corrosion rate; stainless steel; copper

Hrčak ID:

244410

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/244410

Publication date:

3.8.2020.

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