Life-Cycle Cost Comparison of Alternative Alloys for FGD Componenets (10023)

By J.D. Redmond, R.M. Davison and Y.M. Shah, presented at Air Pollution Seminar, Buffalo, NY, U.S.A., Oct 1987. Life-cycle cost analyses of the use of stainless steels and other corrosion-resistant alloys were compared with those of neoprene-lined carbon steel in the construction of FGD components. Although capital costs of the FGD components constructed of stainless steel and corrosion-resistant alloys are generally higher than those of the lined carbon steel components, the life-cycle costs are less in most cases, often substantially less. Extensive field experience confirms the favorable conclusions of the study.

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