Corrosion Type

Last updated: August 29, 2019

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.

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