An Overview of Materials and Corrosion in Geothermal Systems.
Carter JP; Cramer SD; Conrad RK
Pres At Energy-sources Technol Conf & Exhibition New Orleans Louisiana 1980 Feb; :10 pages
For the past several years the Bureau of Mines has been involved in the development of the geothermal mineral resources of the Imperial Valley, California. The brines produced from geothermal reservoirs in this area are extemely corrosive. Furthermore, the brines readily form complex scales during processing that complicate the corrosion process and interfere with process operations. This paper presents examples of corrosion and materials problems encountered at some of the major geothermal systems presently being developed.
Pres. At Energy-sources Technol. Conf. & Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb.3-7, 1980