"Possible corrosion of Carbon Steel caused by Chlorine"
"Only one question for you. Is possible corrosion of Carbon Steel for low Tª (SA-334) working in these conditions: Tª -5 ºC Fluid : Octene and Chlorine with no water, 30% weight Chlorine in this fluid. We have a heat exchanger working in these conditions ( tubeside ) for eight years and we hadn´t had any corrosion problems, only a slight pitting inside the tubes, but no problems of leaks (until this moment). It may be in these conditions the metal surface has been passivated?"
In the absence of water, carbon steel should be resistant to the octene/chlorine environment. I suspect that you have had water contamination of the process stream.
|| << return to the previous page ::