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Materials Selection

  • Samuel A. Bradford

Abstract

Corrosion problems can be solved in the following ways:
  1. 1.

    Select a material that is resistant to the corrosive environment.

     
  2. 2.

    Give metal a protective coating.

     
  3. 3.

    Change the service conditions, such as temperature, pressure, or velocity.

     
  4. 4.

    Change the environment chemistry, such as pH, concentration, aeration, or impurities.

     
  5. 5.

    Add a corrosion inhibitor.

     
  6. 6.

    Shift the electrical potential of the metal by cathodic or anodic protection.

     
  7. 7.

    Modify the design of the equipment or system.

     
  8. 8.

    Let it corrode and replace it (often a viable alternative!).

     

Keywords

Corrosion Resistance Cast Iron Passive Film Duplex Stainless Steel Material Selection 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1993

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