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Title: Smart corrosion control monitoring and control systems for heating and cooling applications
Authors: Illinois State Water Survey.
Hock, V. F.
Smothers, Kent W.
Brooks, Mark D.
Overmann, Jeremy D.
Drozdz, Susan A.
Keywords: Cooling systems
Corrosion control
Heating plants
Operations and maintenance
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The current state of corrosion and water chemistry control in utility systems in the U.S. Army relies on both in-line and manual analytical procedures that are used as a basis for adjusting treatment and control in those systems. The results obtained using this method depend on subjective, labor-intensive processes: (1.) the frequency of testing of the various systems, (2.) the skills of the technician performing the test, and (3.) the quality of the “grab samples.” Industrial and commercial utility plants often use digital monitoring systems to track water chemistry parameters and control chemical treatment. Army facilities could benefit greatly from such a standardized corrosion control system. This work investigated an active, low-maintenance, self-diagnosing and self-adjusting corrosion control system for building heating, cooling, and potable water piping systems using digital conductivity meters and found that current commercially available conductivity monitors are sufficiently reliable for use as the backbone of an in-line water treatment monitoring and control system.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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