The second edition of “The Nalco Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis,” which explains on how to prevent failures within boilers and steam systems, was released by Nalco, Naperville, Ill.

The new edition includes three separate sections:

  • Waterside corrosion and damage.
  • Fireside corrosion and damage.
  • Material defects.

It categorizes distinct failure modes that typify nearly all boiler problems and walks the reader through solutions. Each type of failure is classified according to its location, general description, critical factors, identification, elimination, cautions and related problems.

The guide also includes chapters on phosphate corrosion, stress-assisted corrosion, steam and condensate damage, and flow-accelerated corrosion. It is available through the McGraw-Hill Professional website and from several online booksellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.