CORROSION OF COPPER PIPES JOINTS IN SIMULATED OPERATING CONDITIONS

Alexander Dodek, Pavol Fajnor, Tatiana Liptáková, Viera Zatkalíková, Evgeniy Anisimov, Michaela Vojsovičová

Abstract


Joining of copper pipes used for liquid media transport are made as demountable and fixation joints. This work deals with corrosion behavior of the joints made by soft soldering, hard soldering and fitting. Corrosion properties of the joints were studied after 11 month exposition in conditions simulated the operating environment. The experiment was made in the 3% NaCl solution, at temperature 20° C for 16 hours and at 80° C for 8 hours per day, the solution was flowing 8 hours by the average rate 0,27 m.s-1. Evaluation of the joints corrosion attacks was made visually, by light and electron microscopy with chemical analyses of corrosion products.

Keywords


Copper pipes; Joints; Corrosion; Corrosion products

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Copyright (c) 2011 Alexander Dodek, Pavol Fajnor, Tatiana Liptáková, Viera Zatkalíková, Evgeniy Anisimov, Michaela Vojsovičová

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