Advertisement

Crevice Corrosion

  • Pietro Pedeferri (Deceased)Email author
Chapter
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Abstract

Crevice corrosion is a form of localized corrosion related to the presence of sub-millimetric interstices (gaps, screens, deposits) on the surface of a metal. The mechanism involves the consumption of oxygen in the gap and the impossibility to restore it, with consequent setup of a differential aeration macrocell. This chapter presents the main aspects of metal and environment composition affecting the onset of crevice corrosion and—like in the previous chapter—proposes empirical parameters, as Critical Crevice Gap Size (CCGS), which help predict it.

Bibliography

  1. Lazzari L (2017) Engineering tools for corrosion. Design and diagnosis. European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) Series, vol 68. Woodhead Publishing, London, UKGoogle Scholar
  2. Oldfield JW (1987) Test techniques for pitting and crevice corrosion resistance of stainless steels and nickel alloys in chloride containing environments. Int Mater Rev 32:153–170CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Oldfield JW, Sutton WH (1978a) Crevice corrosion of stainless steels: I. A mathematical model. II. Brit Corros J 13:13–22CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Oldfield JW, Sutton WH (1978b) Crevice corrosion of stainless steels: II. Experimental studies. Brit Corros J 13:104–111CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Shreir LL, Jarman RA, Burstein GT (1994) Corrosion. Butterworth-Heinemann, London, UKGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Personalised recommendations