What you need to know about flange corrosion
The integrity of flange connections is critical to the fluid piping system. Whether it is the piping system transporting chemical media or the water supply pipeline, the leakage of flange connection will cause serious environmental and economic impacts,and may even bring huge safety risks. Many customers do not know how to solve the flange corrosion problem.If the flange is not protected and exposed to corrosive environment or polluted industrial atmosphere, the corrosion rate will be very fast and cause huge economic losses.
In addition, due to the complex geometry of flange connection, gap corrosion between two flange surfaces and galvanic corrosion between different metals are easy to occur, which will seriously damage the integrity of the pipeline system.
In order to meet the demanding production needs and reduce the sudden shutdown caused by leakage, effective monitoring and detection are essential. Usually, technicians are more concerned about the leakage problem between the flange surfaces, but neglect to protect the fasteners and the external pipe, which may cause extremely serious consequences in the harsh external environment. Inadequate external protection can accelerate and amplify the damage to the flanges and fasteners, accelerating the deterioration of the entire sealing system, which can quickly damage the structural integrity of the system and cause seal failure. Since the visual inspection of the sealing surface of flange connection can only be carried out when the whole system is shut down, the inspection procedure should be as simple as possible, so the external corrosion should be eliminated first. If the machine cannot be shut down, it can only be detected by ultrasonic technology. In the case that external corrosion cannot be controlled, the process will be more complicated and accurate test results cannot be obtained. Therefore, external corrosion protection of flanges and fasteners is essential in order to monitor the entire system and provide effective and feasible quality control and repair procedures.
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