(Participant: G. Pantazopoulos)
The paper with the title “Corrosion Investigation of Stainless Steel Water Pump Components” authored by Mr. A. Vazdirvanidis, Dr. George Pantazopoulos and Mr. Andreas Rikos from ELKEME S.A. was presented in the International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis (ICEFA 2016), 3-6 July 2016, Leipzig, Germany. The paper presents the investigation results of a corrosion case study of stainless steel pump components (rotating shaft and conical coupling) and is focused on scale products’ microanalysis and corrosion pit morphology examination, employing light optical microscopy and SEM/EDS as the principal investigation techniques. The water quality and operating temperature together with the main chemical reactions which take place in cooling water systems constitute significant aspects of equipment degradation and service lifetime and were addressed in the paper presentation. Dr. George Pantazopoulos was also chairman of two sessions “Oil and Gas 1” and “Structures 2” which held on 4th July 2016.