A corrosion protection technology designed for refinery boiler and steam condensate systems offers enhanced steam-side corrosion protection while providing greater reliability to the crude unit distillation process, according to its manufacturer.

Water quality can significantly affect refinery operations, including boilers, cooling units and heat recovery systems. GE’s Steamate low salt amine (LSA) product series is made up of proprietary blends of volatile amines in combination with GE’s polyamine surface corrosion inhibitor. The technology provides corrosion protection of refinery boiler and steam-condensate systems while minimizing the potential for formation of corrosive amine salts in crude distillation units where utility steam is used in crude processing, according to GE.