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Oxygen and Corrosion of Steel Pipes

Oxygen concentration and temperature and the influence on corrosion of steel pipes

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Corrosion of steel is strongly affected by the amount of oxygen in the water and the temperature of the water. The effects of oxygen and temperature on low-carbon steel pipes with water flow are indicated in the diagrams below:

Corrosion of low-carbon steel pipes - oxygen concentration and temperature - degrees Fahrenheit

The diagrams indicates clearly how important it is to avoid continuously fresh water supply in higher temperature systems - like heating systems or similar - where the piping is made of carbon steel.

Corrosion of low-carbon steel pipes - oxygen concentration and temperature - degrees Fahrenheit

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  • de: Korrosionssauerstoffstahlrohr
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