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Nalco Guide To Prevent Boiler Failure Marks 20th Anniversary With New Edition

Nalco announced at the 2011 International Water Conference® the release of the second edition of The Nalco Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis, the comprehensive sourcebook on the subject. The Guide offers practical advice on how to prevent failures within boilers and steam systems, failures that can prove catastrophic.

The new edition has been restructured into three separate sections: Waterside Corrosion and Damage, Fireside Corrosion and Damage and Material Defects. Filled with more than 200 color images, The Nalco Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis, Second Edition categorizes distinct failure modes that typify nearly all boiler problems and walks the reader, step by step, through solutions. Each type of failure is classified according to its location, general description, critical factors, identification, elimination, cautions, and related problems. Real-world case histories are included throughout. This authoritative resource contains new chapters on:

  • Phosphate corrosion
  • Stress-assisted corrosion
  • Steam and condensate damage
  • Flow-accelerated corrosion

The authors of the second edition are Nalco researchers James Dillon (a major contributor to the first edition of the guide), Dr. Paul Desch and Dr. Tammy Lai, who have updated the original work of Robert Port and Harvey Herro with additional case histories and a deeper look into each topic area covering more than 12,000 failure analyses.

The new edition, containing more than 600 pages with numerous graphics and tables, is published by McGraw-Hill and is available through the McGraw-Hill Professional website ( and more than 20 online booksellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.