CORROSION OF METALS AND ALLOYS IN THE DEEP OCEAN

Between 1960 and 1970, about 20,000 specimens of 475 alloys were exposed in the seawater in the Pacific Ocean in order to conduct a program on the effects of deep-ocean environments on materials. The test specimens included steels, cast irons, stainless steels, copper nickel aluminum, titanium, miscellaneous alloys, and wire ropes. They were exposed at the surface and at nominal depths of 2,500 and 6,000 feet for periods of time varying from 123 to 1,064 days. The results of their corrosion behavior have been compiled, analyzed, and evaluated in the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Dec 66, AD-644 473.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Point Mugu
    Port Hueneme, CA  United States  93041
  • Authors:
    • Reinhart, F M
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 271 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TR-834 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM