Boiler Water Chemistry & Corrosion Control Techniques

16th - 17th April 2018 Chennai - 18th - 19th April 2018 Mumbai - 20th - 21st April 2018 Kolkata

Course Description

Boiler Water Chemistry & Corrosion Control Techniques

The overall cost impact of boiler steam water cycle chemistry problems in fossil plants is typically hidden within the statistics of component forced outages, efficiency losses and premature end of useful component life. Corrosion of components in utility steam generating plants is responsible for an estimated 50% of all forced outages and over 30% additional operating and maintenance costs. These problems are usually the direct result of repeat incidents of impurity ingress, corrosion, and/or corrosion product generation, transport, and deposition on heat transfer and other power generation process equipment surfaces.
The only way to prevent repeat incidents of equipment corrosion and deposition problems is to understand and implement a formalized cycle chemistry improvement program that addresses the root causes of these problems. These excellent results are due to use of state-of-the-art cycle chemistry water treatments, minimum “core” level of instrumentation, monitoring and/or process control systems, and improved management, technical, operation, maintenance and administrative policies and practices.
Training Objective
This course is meant to raise awareness about the significance of chemistry in a power plant and the advancement.
The focus is to provide the knowledge on the essential programmatic features of a formalized plant chemistry program, and guidance and/or state-of-the-art direction on how to do the following:
  • Develop a management supported cycle chemistry program,
  • Develop and/or implement optimum chemistries for each unit,
  • Develop unit-specific limits, action levels, and operating procedures,
  • Decide on optimum sampling points, and specify and install the EPRI/OEM minimum “core” level of instrumentation,
  • Decide on when or whether to chemically clean the boiler,
  • Illustrate benefits of condensate polishers and other cycle chemistry improvement features and/or equipment,
  • Develop and/or apply technical and cost performance indices, and to reduce chemistry-related corrosion and/or deposition costs and demonstrate the benefits of optimum unit-specific chemistries.

In this course, participants will gain the above knowledge bases that allow them:

  • To react correctly in case of a chemistry-related alarms
  • To optimize the chemistry-related aspects in their facilities
  • To introduce the latest steam water cycle management system
  • To identify areas for improvement of operating practices
  • To take into account the key parameters in the context of new-built or modification projects
  • To appreciate the need and importance of SWAS
For delegate registration & enquiries contact us on: or Tel: +91- 22- 62210100         Cell: 9619046105

Training Agenda

02 Days Training Agenda for Boiler Water Chemistry & Corrosion Control Techniques

Day - One
Chemistry of Corrosion
Corrosion of Metals
Introduction to Boiler and Steam System
Boiler Water treatment and Steam purity

Condensate/Feedwater System Construction Materials
Condensate Chemistry Dissolved Oxygen
Carbonic Acid Corrosion in Industrial Steam Generating Systems
Mechanical Removal of Dissolved Oxygen and Other Gases
Chemical Control of Dissolved Oxygen
Oxygen Scavengers
Safe Hydrazine Feed Systems
Flow-Accelerated Corrosion
Copper-Alloy Corrosion and Preventive Measures
Additional Corrosion Control Requirements
Oxygenated Treatment
Feedwater Chemistry Guidelines

Drum type boilers – Subcritical
• All Volatile Treatment – AVT
• Oxygenated Treatment – OT
• Phosphate Treatment – PT
• Caustic Treatment - CT

Once through boilers - Supercritical
• Reducing All Volatile Treatment – AVT(R)
• Oxidizing All Volatile Treatment – AVT(O)
• Oxygenated Treatment – OT
Monitoring and Control of Condensate Contaminants
Condensate Polishing and Treatment of
Condensate Return to Industrial Boilers
Day Two

Boiler tube corrosion
  • Acid Chloride corrosion
  • Caustic attack
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Scale formation
  • Feed impurities
  • Two-phase corrosion
  • Debris Deposition Steam Purity
Corrosion in Condensate and Feed system
  • Plant Preservation
  • Short term
  • Long-term
Chemical Monitoring
  • Steam Water Circuit
  • SWAS
Phosphate Hideout
Condenser In leakage

Fire Side Corrosion
  • Water Wall- Fireside High-temperature corrosion
  • Cold end corrosion
  • Dewpoint corrosion
  • Fireside erosion
  • Material defects / Welding defects
  • Conclusion
For delegate registration & enquiries contact us on: or Tel: +91- 22- 62210100         Cell: 9619046105

Course Director

A competent professional with 35 years of experience in Operations Management and Plant Operations of Water Treatment Plants, RO Desalination Plants & Power Plant Chemistry Hands-on experience in coordinating plant operations for the set up standards with accountability for strategic utilization & deployment of available resources to achieve organizational objectives Gained exposure in Water Industry, Thermal power plants, Oil/Gas Skilled in handling operations and accountable for quality service & timely completion of the projects Expertise in setting Chemistry Laboratory for the analysis of Water, Fuel, Oil, Coal, Transformer Oils, Raw materials, Process chemicals etc.
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