Corrosion Inhibitor

 Corrosion can lead to failure of critical parts of systems, deposition of corrosion products in critical heat exchange areas, and overall efficiency loss. That is why corrosion inhibitors are often applied. Inhibitors are chemicals that react with a metallic surface, giving the surface a certain level of protection. Inhibitors often work by adsorbing themselves on the metallic surface, protecting the metallic surface by forming a film.

Corrosion within cooling water systems causes two major system problems, the first of which is damage to the metals within the system which leads to expensive repairs and ultimately system failure.

The other problem caused by corrosion in cooling water systems is the reduction of the system’s ability to transfer heat, which leads to an increase in the energy and water required for the system to complete the heat transfer needed. The reduction in the system’s ability to exchange heat not only incurs greater costs of operations, but also puts increased pressure upon the system, drastically reducing the life-span of the equipment.