By Philip A. Schweitzer P.E.
Deals details on every kind of corrosion, corrosion concept and the main fabrics of development used for decreasing corrosion, together with metals, plastics, linings, coatings, elastomers and masonry items. The textual content presents analyses of corrosion trying out concepts, fabrics dealing with and fabrication strategies, on-stream and off-stream corrosion tracking, layout tools that hinder or regulate corrosion, and extra.
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When concentration polarization occurs, the increased velocity of the media will Page 19 disperse the concentrating species. However, with passive materials, increasing the velocity can actually result in lower corrosion rates. This occurs since the increased velocity shifts the cathodic polarization curve such that it no longer intersects the anodic polarization curve in the active corrosion region as shown in Fig 11. The surface finish of the component also has an impact on the mode and severity of the corrosion that can occur.
In general, temperature is a factor influencing corrosion rates, but it is of importance only under extreme conditions. III Specific Atmospheric Corrodents The electrolyte film on the surface will contain various materials deposited from the atmosphere or originating from the corroding metal. The composition of the electrolyte is often the factor which determines the rate of corrosion. The primary contaminants in the air that lead to atmospheric corrosion are SOx, NOx, chlorides, and oxygen. SOx Sulfur dioxide, which results from the burning of fossil fuels (such as coal and oil) and the combustion products from the incineration of organic and hazardous wastes, is the most important corrosive contaminant found in industrial atmospheres.
PHILIP A. E. Page v Contents Preface iii Contributors ix 1. Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion Paul K. Whitcraft 1 2. Atmospheric Corrosion Philip A. Schweitzer 23 3. The Corrosion of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels Gary N. Kirby 35 4. Corrosion of Stainless Steels Paul K. Whitcraft 53 5. Corrosion of Nickel and High-Nickel Alloys Philip A. Schweitzer 79 Page vi 6. Corrosion of Copper and Copper Alloys Philip A. Schweitzer 89 7. Corrosion of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys Bernard W. Lifka 99 8. Corrosion of Titanium Philip A.