Corrosion is estimated to cost the U.S. electric power industry over 2.3 billion USD/year. A significant portion of this cost is due to corrosion in power plants. A number of factors have renewed interest in both low- and high temperature corrosion in power generation equipment including traditional coal-fired boilers, gas-fired boilers, natural gas-fired combined-cycle plants, heat recovery steam generators, geothermal plants, environmental control systems, water treatment systems, aging transmission and distribution infrastructure, and new novel power cycles.
The proposed 2½ day conference sponsored by EPRI is intended to promote a robust exchange of information on the latest research between engineers and scientists on an international scale. Invited keynote speakers and submitted papers will be presented and a conference proceedings will be produced.
Conference participants are likely to include utility engineers and personnel, research scientists, universities, corrosion engineers, service providers, and equipment manufacturers involved in materials selection, corrosion phenomenon, corrosion mitigation, and design in power plant systems.