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BRASS PLUMBING FITTINGS

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Met-Tech

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ANALYSIS OF DEGRADED BRASS PLUMBING FITTINGS Summary: Two, one-inch, 90° elbow brass plumbing fittings were received for analysis of extensive deterioration and leakage. Results indicated the fittings were severely degraded, due to “plug-type” dezincification corrosion. The dezincification was due to the high concentration of internal deposits, hot water temperature, water pH and chloride content, possible […]

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