Dictionary CorrosionType of CorrosionHigh Temperature Oxidation High Temperature Oxidation Last updated: June 2, 2020 What Does High Temperature Oxidation Mean? High temperature oxidation refers to a chemical reaction involving a metallic object and atmospheric oxygen that produces corrosion at elevated temperatures. Such corrosion can be prevented by protection methods that reduce the rate of oxidation. Advertisement Corrosionpedia Explains High Temperature Oxidation High temperature oxidation is generally governed by the following chemical reaction involving oxygen (O2) and a metal M: nM + 1/2kO2 = MnOk Several industrial chemical processes (such as cracking furnaces) are conducted at elevated temperatures to promote endothermic reactions in order to obtain the required production rates. These processes are used to produce olefins such as ethylene, which are then used to generate commodity materials such as polypropylene. Oxidation in this environment creates a wide range of reaction morphologies and rates. Through close observation and analysis it can be determined which circumstances (e.g., alloy composition and environment) encourage oxidation to occur. With this information the process can be intercepted and the corrosion rate in a given application can be reduced. Related Question Are there CUI concerns for operating temperatures over 350 degrees F? Advertisement Share This Term> Related Terms Oxidation Oxidation-Reduction Potential Oxide Layer Oxidized Surface High-Temperature Hydrogen Attack Hot Cracking Olefin Alloy 800 High-Temperature Corrosion Related Reading How Hydrophilic Coatings Prevent Copper Corrosion in Hot and Salty Environments Why Are My Insulation Surface Temperatures Out of Spec? Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems Identifying Corrosion in Pre-combustion and Hydrogen Production Process Plants Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Tags Corrosion Corrosion Corrosion 101 Environments Temperature Substances Type of Corrosion Corrosive Process Metals Trending Articles Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion Chemical Compound 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About Asset Management Understanding Aluminum Corrosion Asset Management If Copper is a Noble Metal then Why Are My Pipes Corroding?