Accession Number:

ADA165834

Title:

Controlling Corrosion in Defence Equipment - Technical Meeting,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

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Report Date:

1985-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Presentations at this Technical Meeting covered a wide range of corrosion theory and practical control measures. They were given by nine scientists currently working in the field and are here reported as either extended abstracts or complete papers. Topics range from protective measures such as electroplating, painting and surface modification, through ways of minimizing corrosion by suitable equipment design, to overviews of stress corrrosion cracking and the monitoring of corrosion. Case histories of corrosion-induced failures in materiel that are typically representative of control problems, and estimates of the cost of corrosion to Defence are given in some detail. The meeting sought to expand and update the long established, and productive, liaison between MRL corrosion scientists and the Armed Services and Defence Factories in this important and costly area. Corrosion expertise immediately available to Defence personnel was highlighted, as were current developments in corrosion control areas in which MRL research and development is either presently active or could be deployed should Defence requirements so dictate. It was hoped, therefore, to show MRLs customers how to obtain advice on corrosion more effectively from present scientific resources and to direct their attention to developments in corrosion technology that might have future application in their work. Keywords Australia Naval vessels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE