Societal Aspects of Corrosion

  • E. McCafferty


Residents of industrialized nations live in metal-based societies. Various types of steel are used in residential and commercial structures, in bridges and trusses, in automobiles, passenger trains, railroad cars, ships, piers, docks, bulkheads, in pipelines and storage tanks, and in the construction of motors. Aluminum alloys find a variety of uses ranging from aircraft frames to canned food containers to electronic applications. Copper is used in water pipes, in electrical connectors, and in decorative roofs. Chromium and nickel, to name just two more metals, are used in the production of stainless steels and other corrosion-resistant alloys.


Storage Tank Corrosion Fatigue Galvanize Steel Passenger Train Protective Oxide Film 
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  • E. McCafferty
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  1. 1.AlexandriaUSA

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