Originally Posted by Whimis
Hello all, I have recently picked up at TFC Admiral in the 360mm flavor https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/admiral-360-triple-120mm-black/
and upon recieving it I realized it used a steel core/tubes. Would this be safe to mix with my all copper cpu block and silver coil?
Any feedback would be appreciated, Thanks!
Should be fine, there's already stainless steel in your loop. Most pumps have a steel impeller base, EK Supremacy uses stainless steel injection plates, many Full Coverage VGA waterblocks have stainless steel in contact with the water at some point in the blocks design. I'd use some anti-corrosives if it were my loop, but as I always say I'm a bit more on the paranoid side of liquid cooling maintenance. Mayhems X1 is good for a premix or coolant concentrate, Liquid Utopia is a good alternative to the copper sulphate biocide, NP Nuke PHN will act as a mild corrosion inhibitor as the form of a pH balance. Note that benzyl chloride, i.e. PT Nuke PHN, will absolutely obliterate dyes.
Originally Posted by billbartuska
is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially to another...
Galvanic corrosion occurs when two metals are in direct electrical contact as well as in contact with an electrolyte. A similar type of corrosion can occur where metals will leech ions from eachother, but it isn't nearly as aggressive.
Originally Posted by smash_mouth01
As far as I am aware its stainless steel.. You're fine using copper. I would personally ditch the kill coil and just use liquid utopia. there is an electrochemical voltage of 0.15v between the steel and copper and that is acceptable for our use as water coolers...
if that electrochemical voltage was between 0.20 and 0.25v then no its not ok to use it,but that's not the case here... TFC isn't that stupid..
I wouldn't rely on those charts, there are TONS of stainless steel alloys; moreover a single stainless steel alloy can have 2 different electrode potentials depending on whether it's active or passive. You don't know what alloy TFC used, or if it was active or passive. They do however, and I'll bet my moneys worth that they did their research.