CIESC Journal ›› 2019, Vol. 70 ›› Issue (1): 161-169.doi: 10.11949/j.issn.0438-1157.20180328

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In-plant experimental study on desulfurized flue gas corrosion

Peiyuan PAN(),Heng CHEN,Jian JIAO,Zhiyuan LIANG,Qinxin ZHAO()   

  1. Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, Shaanxi, China
  • Received:2018-03-27 Revised:2018-06-12 Online:2019-01-05 Published:2018-10-29
  • Contact: Qinxin ZHAO;


Based on the need to increase the height of the exhaust plume and the whitening of the flue gas, the wet flue gas after the wet desulfurization of the flue gas of the coal-fired boiler must be properly disposed. However, the wet flue gas after wet desulfurization is very corrosive and will cause serious corrosion to downstream equipment. In this paper, in-plant corrosion tests were conducted in the flue after the wet desulphurization system in a 91 MW coal-fired travelling grate heating boiler. Five common corrosion-resistant steels including ND steel, 304 L, 316 L, 2205 and 2507 were tested and then evaluated. According to the results, surface temperature of the steel was the key factor in corrosion process. As the surface temperature increased, corrosion of the steels was first exacerbated due to the increase in Cl? concentration in the deposits and then mitigated due to the lack of the electrolyte.

Key words: coal combustion, deposition, flue gas, corrosion, flue gas reheater, exhaust fumetransparentization

CLC Number: 

  • TK 16


Double-tube flue gas corrosion testing equipment(unit: mm)"


Testing position of field corrosion test"

Table 1

Parameters of flue gas at testing position"




Table 3

Chemical compositions of testing steels/%(mass)"



Appearances of testing steels after corrosion tests of different periods without circulating water"


Appearances of testing steels after 72 h corrosion tests at different circulating water temperatures"

Table 4

Composition of deposits and corrosion products on steel surfaces/% (mass)"



Microstructure of testing steels at 50℃"


Microstructure of testing steels at 60℃"


Microstructure of testing steels at 70℃"


Microstructure of testing steels at 80℃"


Average thicknesses of corrosion layers of ND steel after 72 h corrosion tests at different circulating water temperatures"


Changing process of droplets in desulphurized flue gas when being heated"


Deposition and corrosion characteristics of desulphurized flue gas at different circulating water temperatures"


Failure of passive film induced by Cl? on the surface of stainless steels"

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