PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS ON DEEP SEA CORROSION AND CORROSION PREVENTION

Panels of mild steel were exposed in constant immersion near the surface of the ocean at Chincoteague, Virginia, and at 3100 feet in the sea near the Bahama Islands. Similar panels coupled to aluminum-zinc galvanic anodes of commercial composition and panels of aisi type 304 stainless steel were similarly exposed. The results of these short-term tests ( two months ) indicated that ( 1 ) mild steel corroeded much faster at the deeply submerged location than at the surface, ( 2 ) galvanic anodes were fully effective in preventing corrosion at the deep location, but the current demands appeared to be more severe than near the surface, and ( 3 ) the stainless steel panel at Chincoteague suffered severe crevice corrosion, but the one in the deep site was totally unattacked. ( Author )

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    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  USA  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • Waldron, L J
    • Peterson, M H
    • Brown, B F
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00002147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • ISBN: SF-001-03-07
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-MR1242 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1972 12:00AM