Corrosion of Building Water Systems: The Importance of Comprehensive Corrosion Evaluation and Risk Assessment Programs to Prevent Failure of Critical Assets
Corrosion is one of the most common problems affecting building water systems in high-rise buildings, condominiums, and public facilities. Corrosion of water systems is not only a major concern due to the health issues it may cause, but it also represents a serious threat and monetary loss to any commercial or residential building. Corrosion protection for system infrastructure and residential plumbing is a priority to extend the service life of aging water systems while off-setting the cost of repair and replacement.
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The article examines the following:
- Water systems: the problem of corrosion
- Factors influencing corrosion
- Signs of corrosion
- Case Study: failure analysis of a cast iron service valve