Whether you’re in the field of power generation or another industry completely, corrosion happens. In the world of power generation, it happens more frequently than you might imagine thanks to the need for acid injection which is often necessary to neutralize the demineralization waste stream. One frustrated engineer posted on a discussion board that they were experiencing extremely high corrosion rates, often 0.1″ within two weeks within their piping and static mixer.
The Komax Answer
Any time corrosion becomes an issue in a piping system, the answer is probably going to involve lined pipe and equipment, and that’s where Komax enters the picture. Our Teflon lined in-line static mixer means it’s far easier, and cheaper, to handle situations that call for direct acid injection.
This isn’t the first time we’ve helped energy companies deal with the problems associated with using concentrated acid. Just a few years ago, a Utah based energy company contacted us to eliminate an expensive neutralization tank they were using to dilute the sulfuric acid. Our 3″ Teflon lined static mixer with injection port changed the game for them. They were able to eliminate the tank system completely and eliminate nearly $25,000 annually associated with maintenance of those tanks.
Corrosion, in the power industry and many others, is a frustrating equation that can be costly. How can you turn the tables in your favor? Contact Komax today for a complete solution.