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Industrial Info Resources

March 02, 2012 06:20 ET

Scrubbers' Aggressive Corrosion Can Be Fixed -- At a Cost, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 2, 2012) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Aggressive corrosion has appeared in dozens of power plants' wet flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) units, in some cases as shortly as three months after construction of the scrubber was complete. A variety of utilities, including units of American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) (Charlotte, North Carolina) and FirstEnergy Corporation (NYSE:FE) (Akron, Ohio), are working in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (Palo Alto, California) to identify the root cause of the problem and determine a remedy. There has been some litigation between affected power generators and engineering and construction companies.

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