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Corrosion of pipe

  1. Jun 11, 2009 #1
    What equations would show the process of corrosion of a steel pipe that is carrying salt water and sand and also would the corrosion rate be different if at different rates of flow?
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  3. Jun 11, 2009 #2


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    One would likely need an empirical equation based on experimental data that would include temperature, pH, soluble oxygen, salinity, sand content or suspended particulates.

    It would be a complicated erosion-corrosion problem. The corrosion rate should increase with flow rate.
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