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Marine Corrosion

Last updated: April 6, 2020

What Does Marine Corrosion Mean?

Marine corrosion refers to the breakdown or degradation of metallic materials due to an electrochemical reaction when the surrounding environment (e.g., ocean, lake, sea) contains a naturally high salt moisture content.


Corrosionpedia Explains Marine Corrosion

Marine corrosion can exist in several forms such as pitting, galvanic, stray current and cavitation corrosion.

The high salt concentration in most marine environments combined with high electrical conductivity makes marine bodies a highly conducive environment for corrosion to occur on metal surfaces.

Marine corrosion can be prevented by careful study and use of corrosion reducing materials, designs and coatings.


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