Corrosion of Metals in Tropical Environments: Part 10 - Final Report of Sixteen-Year Exposures.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A comprehensive long-term investigation of corrosion of 52 metals immersed in seawater and in fresh water, suspended at mean-tide level, and exposed to marine and inland tropical atmospheres has been completed for exposure periods of up to 16 years. A series of reports on specific metal groups has already been published. This is a final report on the project it presents tabulated results for all metal-environment combinations included in the study, both for simple plates and bimetallic couples. Many of these are previously unreported data. Time-corrosion curves for all single-metal exposures not previously reported on to completion are included these are for 16 wrought and cast ferrous metals in two atmospheres and 7 nonferrous metals in all five environments. Because of their basic value for comparing corrosiveness of environments and for evaluating effectiveness of alloys, curves for all the commercially pure metals are presented for all five environments. The final steady-state corrosion rate is a most useful value for estimating expected metal life this value R sub c has been established for most metals in each environment and is included with all curves and tabulated data.
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