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Overview of Boiler Feed Water (BFW) Corrosion

Boiler Feed Water (BFW) Corrosion is mostly the result of dissolved oxygen in the feed water, but is also related to the quality of the BFW and the quality of the treatment system. If the treatment system is effective, then a layer of iron oxide (magnetite) will provide the protection needed to minimize boiler corrosion. If the treatment is not effective or the quality varies from time-to-time, then pitting type corrosion can occur in the entire front end of the boiler, including the treating system, deaerator, feedwater lines/ pumps, and preheat coils.


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