GAS TURBINE HOT CORROSION: CAUSES, EFFECTS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES (Dec 2022)
December 15, 2022
Hot corrosion is a source of nonrecoverable degradation on gas turbines. It is a chemical reaction between salts, sulfur and heat, where the damages can reduce an engine’s life by up to 75%. One of the most effective methods is to eliminate the contaminants triggering the chemical reaction. This paper examines the causes of hot corrosion and assesses various methods of mitigation.