Materials and Electronic Equipment Corrosion Tests in Some U.S. Navy Geothermal Environments.
Summary rept. Feb 78-Dec 80,
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Results of geothermal corrosion studies on different metallic and non metallic materials used as pipe Anaerobic fluids and mineral containing steam were run through at low pressures. Plastics used included Teflon coated steel, glass reinforced epoxy, PVC and ABS. Teflon coating greatly increased corrosion resistance of steel to aerated steam. Glass reinforced pipe appears suitable for use in anaerobic steam environments pending more testing. PVC and ABS showed minor deterioration in geothermal environments which were acidic or aldalene in content. Other structural materials and equipment were also tested. Plastic material fared better than metals. AMA-PL.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods