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Title: Corrosion Tests in Hawaiian Geothermal Fluids 
Author: Larsen-Basse, Jorn; Lam, Kam-Fai
Date: 1984
Publisher: National Research Council of Canada
Citation: Larsen-Basse J, Lam K-F. 1984. Corrosion tests in Hawaiian geothermal fluids. In: Proceedings, International Congress on Metallic Corrosion; 1984 Jun. 3-7; Toronto, Ontario. Ottawa (Canada): National Research Council of Canada. p. 641-48.
Abstract: Exposure tests were conducted in binary geothermal brine on the island of Hawaii. The steam which flashes from the high pressure, high temperature water as it is brought to ambient pressure contains substantial amounts of H2S. In the absence of oxygen this steam is only moderately aggressive but in the aerated state it is highly aggressive to carbon steels and copper alloys. The liquid after flashing is intermediately aggressive. The Hawaiian fluid is unique in chemistry and corrosion behavior; its corrosiveness is relatively mild for a geothermal fluid falling close to the Iceland-type resources.
Sponsorship: Supported by the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute under U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-F 03 -81 ER 10250 A 001.
Pages/Duration: 8 p.
Keywords: corrosion, metals, chemistry, fluids, steam

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