Corrosion tests are an important instrument used to clarify the mechanisms of corrosion process, to develop new materials and new methods of protection, to carry out quality control tests, to follow the behaviour of materials in operation and, finally, when corrosion has occurred, to study the causes and the remedies. The classification of corrosion tests adopted in this chapter provides the division in two macro categories: exposure tests and electrochemical tests. This chapter wants to give some examples of the many possibilities of existing corrosion tests.
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