Copper alloys have been widely used in seawater and related brines, such as in thermal desalination plants, for many years, generally with excellent results. They are commonly used for piping, valves, pumps and heat exchanger tubing, but have found many other applications.
Occasionally there are failures due to corrosion, and in many cases these could be avoided by following some simple design recommendations, by selecting an alternative copper alloy, or by using a simple preventative strategy. This document covers the most common types of corrosion and shows simple methods to avoid them. If these are implemented at the design stage, it can save a large expenditure after a corrosion failure.
This guide has been written principally for marine, mechanical and other engineers who have to select materials of construction but do not have a corrosion background. 2016. 20pp.
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