It is essential for operators of industrial process plants to have a program for

controlling corrosion. For such a program to be effective, it should facilitate

safe operation of the process unit over its intended life and maximize

the economic return to the owner. To accomplish these objectives, a corrosion

control program should consider: characteristics (toxicity, flammability, etc.)

of the process; selection of construction materials; control of operating

conditions; addition of neutralizing or inhibition chemicals; and monitoring

to ensure that anticipated results are obtained.