This video takes you inside the distribution piping of a typical water system to see the Cleaning, Derouging, and Passivation treatment process. This video will demonstrate the treatment process of a typical system and show how passivation can improve the corrosion resistance.
Passivation Treatment Process
Rouge Formation –
• Rouge crystals form on surface of metal
• Particles of rouge breakaway and migrate into the system
Astro Pak Pump Skid –
• Custom designed pump skids are used to mix and circulate chemistry through the system
Step 1: Cleaning –
• Removes organics from metal’s surface
Step 2: Derouging –
• Removes rouge/metal oxides from metal’s surface
Step 3: Passivation –
• Use chelants to remove free iron from the metal’s surface rendering it nonreactive and yields an optimal passive layer
Passivation is a treatment and cleaning process used to remove iron from the surface of corrosion resistant steel parts. Chemical passivation forms a more uniform passive layer, which increases the Chromium to Iron Ratio, thus enhancing the corrosion resistance of the metal’s surface.
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