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9707 Key West Aveme, Suite 100 Rookie, MD 20850 Phone: 301-740-1421 Fax: 301-990-9771 EMail: gt@awtore Part of the recertification process is to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One way to do that is to review a technical article and complete a short quiz. Scoring an 80% or better will grant you 0.5 CEUs. You need 25 CEUs over a 5-year period 10 be recertified. ‘The quiz and article are posted below. Completed tests can be faxed (301-990-9771) or mailed (9707 Key West Avenue, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850) to AIVT. Quizzes will be scored within 2 weeks of their receipt and you will be notified of the result Name Company: - Address _ Cin: State: __ Zips Phone: Fas: E-mail: Corrosion and Fouling Monitoring of Water Systems By Bennett P. Boffardi, Ph.D, Bennett P. Boffardi and Associates, Inc. Corrosion monitoring isan integral part of any water treatment program. Its used to determine treatment effectiveness and to establish the optimum level of chemical treatment that is most cost effective, not necessarily the least expensive per pound. ‘The purpose of corrosion monitoring i to assess or predict corrosion behavior of the system. Basically, chere are two objectives to monitoring: (1) vo obeain informa- tion on the condition of che operational equipment, and {@) to relate this information to the operating variables (ie. pH, temperature, water quality, chemical treat- ‘ment, ete). Meeting these objectives will provide the following resules: Increased life ofthe plant Improved quality of the plant’ product Prediction of maintenance needs atthe plant Reduction in the plant's operating costs Corrosion monitoring is standard practice in the warer treatment industry. The plant engineer ean use this information to predicr equipment life. Monitoring helps the engineer identify signifcane factors responsible for corrosion problems and assures implementation of solutions, Corrosion monitoring isa diagnostic tool. It provides information for che solution of corrosion problems. Knowledge of corrosion trends can be very valuable. Frequently, several variables might appear to be signifi ‘ant, and the ability vo correlate corrosion rates with a single variable under specific conditions can be vital. Asa logical extension of ts diagnostic capabilities, corrosion ‘monitoring is used to asess the effectiveness ofa solution toa specifi water treatment problem, Corrosion monitoring can be used to provide operational information. If corrosion can be controlled by maintain- ing a single variable (e, temperature, pH, chemical treatment, ete) within limits previously determined, then that variable canbe used to predict changes in corrosion patterns asthe limits are exceeded in both a postive and negative direction. An extension ofthis technique i to use a monitored variable to control chemical addition direcly through automate feed systems. ‘The particular corrosion monitoring techniques selected depend upon their applicability to che system and the information being sought. Some techniques provide information thats effectively instantaneous. Other techniques provide a measure of corrosion rate, Others ‘measure total corrosion or the remaining metal thickness, while ochers provide information on the overall system ‘he Anka! Technology Supplement 2010 ‘The Classication of Corrosion Rates for Open Recirculating Cooling Water Systeme Stainless Steel 100 Unacceptable Aluminum <05 Excallent Good Fair Poor Unacceptable zl the Analyst Technology Supplement 2010