Summary of the white paper:
Seawater contains high amounts of dissolved salts, mainly chlorides, that promote corrosion development. Corrosion is a particular issue for Ballast Water Systems which are used to provide stability for vessels. This white paper investigates:
- The types of corrosion that can afflict steel in ballast water filters
- Research into ways to prevent this corrosion
- Research into the optimal steel alloy to choose to prevent or reduce corrosion
- The decision Filtersafe made to upgrade their filters as a result of this research
"After working with stainless steel for almost 5 decades, I can say with confidence, that a poor man pays twice...This is why I support Filtersafe’s decision to switch from 316L to 904L."
"It’s great to see Filtersafe’s efforts to share technical details about corrosion and how they have considered the impacts it can have on their products...This information can facilitate a better maritime industry understanding of the details related to ballast water filtration."