This article describes the corrosion modes in a waste-to-energy boiler. It discusses the corrosion protection and alloy performance with an emphasis on two main areas of the boiler: furnace water walls and super heaters.
Understanding the high-temperature corrosion behavior of alloys is an important step toward the selection of appropriate alloys for process equipment. This article briefly describes the high-temperature corrosion modes that are frequently encountered in the chemical process industry. These modes include oxidation, carburization, metal dusting, nitridation, halogen corrosion, and sulfidation.