Oxygen Corrosion

Published: | Updated: August 3, 2018

Definition - What does Oxygen Corrosion mean?

Oxygen corrosion is the degradation of metals and the reaction of dissolved ions in the presence of oxygen to form insoluble deposits due to the rapid rate of oxidation.

Corrosionpedia explains Oxygen Corrosion

The presence of significant quantities of oxygen in addition to water and electrolytic environments can cause dramatic corrosion reactions to occur on a metallic surface. Some corrosion prevention methods such as coating, painting or blanketing can be used to reduce the metal surface's exposure to oxygen in a corrosive environment. Crevice, pitting, galvanic and intergranular corrosion can all be significantly prevented by reducing the oxygen concentration.

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