Investigation of the causes of corrosion of galvanized steel pipes used for hot water supply

  • 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design – Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania


The object of the study is the part of the galvanized steel pipe (about 1-meter-long) supplied by the customers, which was used to supply hot water inside the residential building and which has corroded during exploitation of 5 years. To clarify the situation, quality of surface coating and microstructure of the obtained galvanized steel pipe was analysed. Electrical stray currents of the pipeline installed in the building were measured. The sample of the hot water was taken and analysed at the certificated laboratory.
The aim of the investigation was to determine the possible causes of the hot water supply pipe corrosion during sufficiently short time of exploitation.



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