This publication is intended to provide the general user of structural steel with an appreciation of the corrosion process, some conception of the magnitude of the problem (often far less serious than commonly supposed) and information on protective treatments involving coatings of paint and of metal. Reference is made to other possible types of coating but they are not in general use for the protection of structural steelwork. Other methods, such as cathodic protection and inhibition, useful in certain circumstances, are not considered. Neither is the use of weathering steels which can provide an excellent and economical solution in many instances with no need of a coating. The booklet concludes with some notes indicating typical protective treatments which might be applied in various situations. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Constructional Steel Research & Development Org

    NLA Tower, 12 Addiscombe Road
    Croydon,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Constrado Pub. 3/74 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM