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Corrosion resistance of materials for geothermal heat exchangers
Barton, Keith J.
Colorado. Department of Highways.
United States. Federal Highway Administration.
Colorado Department of Highways
Corrosion resistant alloys and non-metallic coating have been tested by exposure to Glenwood Springs geothermal water in a test loop constructed for the purpose adjacent to the Glenwood Springs geothermal well. Several alloys were tested. None of the materials showed any measurable degradation during the test. However, it is recommended that the results be applied with caution; several factors suggest that the data from these tests might be overly optimistic and that corrosive conditions in practice could be more severe. Based on this study and previous studies on geothermal heating of bridge decks, consideration for geothermal heating of two structures in Glenwood Canyon is underway.
Keith J. Barton.
Sponsoring agency: Colorado Department of Highways.
"Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 22-23)
Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed September 2022)
Report number CDH-DTP-UW-85-8
Bridges--Design and construction
Design and construction
1 online resource (23 numbered and 7 unnumbered pages)