Conference Paper - This paper describes the requirements of the standard, additional inspection points, and several uses of the standard in the field where clear specification language was imperative to successful project completion. NACE 5/SSPC-SP 12 standard confined to water jetting - which makes use of ultra-high pressure water that is nonabrasive. Four levels of visible post-cleaning condition and three levels of non-visible condition are defined.
Under-deposit corrosion is a common mode of failure in boiler tubes. Mechanisms include phosphate attack, caustic gouging, hydrogen damage, and wall thinning due to metal loss. Many aspects of these mechanisms and their mitigation are well-understood, while certain specific details remain uncertain or subject to controversy.