Costly production losses at a production plant from failed ethanol vaporizers prompted further investigation into the cause of failure. Three corrosion test coupons from a vaporizer and a leaking tube from a second vaporizer were examined for evidence of corrosion damage and for the cause of damage.

Results suggest that sulfur in the water component of the product was a contributing cause of the corrosion in each case.

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