It is desirable to characterize the corrosivity of the environment in outdoor atmospheric corrosion testing. Most of the individual environmental factors are amenable to measurement, continuously or intermittently, but their wide variations and mutual interactions preclude reliable quantitative prediction of corrosivity. These limitations can be circumvented by determining actual corrosion due to weight loss on one or more reference materials exoposed to the environment. The article describes the use of mass loss test panels or coupons, the technique of wire-on-bolt specimens, and electrochemical monitoring. Electrical resistance monitoring and other techniques are also described. The monitoring of environmental contaminants, is discussed, as well as the monitoring of climatic/meteorological factors.

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    Technology Publishing Company

    24 S 18th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15203
  • Authors:
    • Phull, B S
    • Kirk, W W
  • Publication Date: 1991-10

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 152-162
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  • Accession Number: 00616263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM