Corrosion risk of stainless steel facilities in the coastal regions of Taiwan

Tai Lin Huang, Heui Yung Chang

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Abstract

In Taiwan, many industrial facilities are located in coastal regions. A large portion of those facilities are constructed with stainless steel. Over time, sodium chloride from seawater vapor would deposit on the surface of the facilities and the chloride ions in it can lead to corrosion and cracks, which is known as stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Theoretically, the SCC failures increase with the level of residual stress created by the welding and cold working processes. Practically, however, the SCC risk is governed by various intrinsic and extrinsic factors, which interact as a complex process. In this paper, we propose a dynamic approach for analyzing the SCC risk. Firstly, we review recent experimental work and archived investigations regarding stainless steel facilities in Taiwan. Following that, a dynamic risk approach is explained and applied to develop a research roadmap for controlling the complex SCC risk. In sum, we find that the best way to control the corrosion risk of the facilities is to remove the chlorides from the air by an ion exchange process accompanied with continuous monitoring and maintenance efforts during the facilities' operation life cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Science and Precision Engineering Innovation
Pages1097-1100
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventInternational Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference 2013, ASPEC 2013 - NanTou, Taiwan
Duration: 2013 Oct 182013 Oct 22

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume479-480
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

OtherInternational Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference 2013, ASPEC 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityNanTou
Period13-10-1813-10-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Huang, T. L., & Chang, H. Y. (2014). Corrosion risk of stainless steel facilities in the coastal regions of Taiwan. In Applied Science and Precision Engineering Innovation (pp. 1097-1100). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 479-480). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.479-480.1097