Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 187–191 | Cite as

Corrosion Failure in the Sugar Industry: A Case Study

  • B. K. Panigrahi
  • S. Srikanth
  • J. Singh
Case History


Pitting corrosion of structural steel used in an evaporator vessel for the sugar industry has been investigated. A significant number of inclusion stringers and a banded microstructure in the ordinary mild steel used were main reasons the pitting initiated. A low-carbon (0.08% C max) copper-bearing structural steel processed by a modified rolling practice that included intensive cross rolling was developed to minimize the incidence of pitting in such vessels.


Pitting corrosion Sugar plant Structural steel Cross rolling Microstructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R&D Center for Iron and SteelSteel Authority of India LimitedRanchiIndia

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