Definition - What does Corrosion Type mean?
A corrosion type is a classification of the physical conditions or chemical reactions responsible for the deterioration of a metal surface, often with the formation of rust.
Corrosionpedia explains Corrosion Type
Each corrosion type is based on a different cause mechanism. Some corrosion types and their cause mechanisms include:
- Pitting corrosion - Fluid stagnation on a metal.
- Galvanic corrosion - Formation of groves on a metal surface.
- Crevice corrosion - Formation of cracks.
- Concentration cell corrosion - A metal's reaction within an electrolytic environment.