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Copper seal with stainless steel pipe
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Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

(OP)
Hello.

I designed methanol dozen station, MOC - 316SS. So I used copper seal in gauge (pressure gauge, for example) place connection (flat type seal) like always.
So, customer checked station's draws and other documentation and said, that using copper seal is not acceptebale.
Now I have a question - why? I know, if I use carbon steel (without coating) with copper I have corrosion. But SS and copper have no problem with it.

RE: Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

It's a good question for the Owner who rejected your design.
What's the process, i.e. fluid, P&T, etc., the seal to be contacted with?

RE: Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

Methanol is slightly corrosive to copper, so long term compatibility is a problem. 316 SS is a better choice.

Good Luck,
Latexman

RE: Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

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Galvanic corrosion would take place between SS and the copper seal.

DHURJATI SEN


RE: Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

(OP)

Quote (mk3223)

What's the process, i.e. fluid, P&T, etc., the seal to be contacted with?
Simple methanol pumping:
  • work. temp. +5 C;
  • suction pressure - atm;
  • discharge - 10 MPa;
  • climate-marine.
Latexman, Dhurjati Sen, thank you for answering

RE: Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

Your application sounds a lot like the BSPP gauge thread that uses a copper washer at the bottom of the port. Consider using a different system to avoid this trouble if you're building new components.

RE: Copper seal with stainless steel pipe

(OP)

Quote (TugboatEng)

ot like the BSPP gauge thread
Usually we use metric thread on gauge.

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