This paper explores four specific modes of failure. 1. The dezincification of brass. 2. Problems that plague galvanized pipe. 3. Graphitization of cast iron. 4. Pitting corrosion of stainless steel due to effects of manganese.
Key words: aqueous corrosion, corrosion mitigation, building water systems, dezincification, graphitization, plumbing, fire suppression, sprinkler pipes, pitting corrosion by manganese.