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Stainless steel piping (grade 304L) that is installed on-board a ship and carries seawater for sanitary use (toilets, etc) is experiencing massive corrusion, even thought is was installed only 4 months ago. We believe it is being caused by electrolysis, possibly associated with an electrical short in a pump. Can saltwater completely rust such pipe in only 4 months? Other sites have confirmed that this is the correct pipe type for this use. What other possible causes could it be? Thanks in advance.
Re: What are the possible causes of electrolysis of SS salt water piping
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