Tag Archives: Corrosion
This research quantified the corrosion of buried structural steel at solar power plants. Researchers analyzed soil samples from an Arizona solar farm and used the results to model the soil corrosivity for steel and zinc.
During power plant outages, personnel can examine major components of the steam/water cycle for chemistry-related or mechanical damage that may affect the chemistry on critical equipment. Using photos and illustrations, this field guide provides instructions on what to look for when performing visual inspections of components that are often only accessible during outages.
Since 2011, nuclear power utilities have aggregated more than 4,300 inspection results for buried and underground pipes into an EPRI-managed industry database. Data analysis indicated that buried pipes are in extremely good condition and that internal corrosion is a more significant concern for some systems. This report discusses these and other observations and conclusions.