The EFFECT OF FLOW RATE AND TEMPERATURE ON CORROSION RATE OF CARBON STEEL PIPE IN CONDENSATE SOLUTION FROM GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT
Keywords:carbon steel, flow rate, temperature, geothermal, corrosion rate
The research aims to study the effect of flow rate and temperature on corrosion rate of carbon steel pipe in condensate solution from geothermal power plant. The corrosion rate in this study highlighted by electrochemical measurement. Electrochemical measurement performed in two conditions i.e stagnant and dynamic conditions. There are three kinds of temperature used in this research : 30oC, 40oC, and 50oC. Modification of corrosion cell installed for dynamic condition with flow rate variations : 0.27 m/s; 0.6 m/s; 1 m/s; 1.5 m/s; and 1.9 m/s. It was found that corrosion rate boosts with temperature and fluid flow rate in condensate solution of geothermal power plant. The highest corrosion rate (38 mpy) obtained at 50oC and 1.9 m/s of flow rate.