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Anyone know of an internal liner material to protect against internal corrosion

  1. Aug 6, 2009 #1
    Does anyone have any experience with liner material for application on pipework with internal corrosion/erosion?

    Pipes are designed to hold water/methanol vapour

    Normal operating conditions for the pipes:

    • Average temp - 172F
    • Max temp - 267.1F

    • Average internal pipe pressure - 5.4 PSIG
    • Max internal pipe pressure - 15 PSIG

    Acidity level
    • pH level of ~3.5-5.5

    Chloride level
    • 90000 – 120000ppm

    Fines of up to 40 microns collect in the system and circulate the pipe work within the liquid which has a max flow rate of 200USPGM.

    Process treatment in the pipes consists of:

    1) Oxygen Scavenger (sodium bisulphate)
    2) Scale Inhibitor (polymer based)
    3) Corrosion Inhibitor (organic)
    4) Defoamer (silicon polymer)

    Failure mechanisms/ Anomalies detected include:

    • Weld root corrosion
    • Pitting corrosion
    • Synergistic effect of erosion/corrosion
    • Impingement corrosion

    If anyone has experience with using an internal liner or lining material with applications similar to the above any feedback would be much appreciated.
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  3. Aug 7, 2009 #2


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    I am not a mechanical / materials engineer. However, maybe teflon-coated steel? Unfortunately, if pitting / scouring is a problem, that'll probably scrape off the coating.
  4. Aug 7, 2009 #3
    What is the dia. of pipe ? I mean can anybody enter inside to coat.
    If yes, I would suggest Teflon spraying with only upto 2.5 micron thickness other wise pitting problem.

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  5. Aug 9, 2009 #4
    The pipe has a 4" dia and the section consists of T-joints and tight bends.

    Solutions I have looked at so far include Cladding and Weld Overlay but the process costs increase dramatically as the pipe dia decreases.

    Cheers for your reply
  6. Aug 9, 2009 #5


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    What about some sort of ceramic liner? Maybe a powder-coat application?
  7. Aug 10, 2009 #6


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    I have experience with epoxy based liners for steel underground tanks but have never seen anything for in-situ pipe installation.
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