Corrosion 101


Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe


Steel is popular, durable and versatile. Here are 7 things to understand about the corrosion resistance of steel.

Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion


Stresses (residual stress or applied stress) acting on a material can play a major role in a unique type of corrosion known as stress...

The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection


The purpose of cathodic protection (CP) is to reduce the potential difference between anodes and cathodes to a small value. Here's how it...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor...

The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking The Relationship Between Corrosion Fatigue and Stress Corrosion Cracking


While corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking can occur under different circumstances, they are part of the same continuum....

Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect Top 5 Corrosion Threats Caused by Neglect


While corrosion is mostly considered to be the result of natural phenomena, it can also be a consequence of neglectful human behavior, such...

Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem Corrosion Management in Water Treatment: A Look at Water Pipeline Corrosion and Why It's Becoming a Problem


Drinking water travels through metallic pipes. The corrosion rate depends upon dissimilar metals used in pipes and water parameters such as...

Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces Pitting Corrosion Prevention: How to Protect and Monitor Metallic Surfaces


Pitting corrosion is a dangerous form of deterioration. It can be prevented by choosing metals with appropriate pitting corrosion...

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units Corrosion Rate Conversion: Simple Ways to Convert Data Between Common Corrosion Units


Corrosion rate conversion is important when measuring the corrosion rate (the velocity at which metal is lost) of equipment or a metallic...

The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion The 5 Factors of Atmospheric Corrosion


You can see its effects on flag poles, rusty bridges, monuments and buildings... find out more about the rate of atmospheric corrosion and...

Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures Understanding Pitting Corrosion to Prevent Catastrophic Failures


Pitting corrosion, although relatively small in size, can result in catastrophic failures in a variety of structures. Its unpredictability...

Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers Top 4 Tips for Entry-level Corrosion Engineers


The top four tips (mentoring, asking questions, continued professional development, teamwork) that entry-level corrosion engineers can use...

Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist Corrosion engineer among equipment and pipes holding a blueprint and checklist


With proper consideration, corrosion can be limited and even prevented almost entirely. There are many different ways that the risk of...

The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating


A coating is a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. Here's an overview of paint coatings,...

CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings


If you have a controlled environment, you’re much more capable of controlling (and thus optimizing) the quality with which a coating is...

Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion Q&A with Ron Bianchetti: Finding the Source of Costly Sewer Corrosion


Water/wastewater infrastructure corrosion expert, Ron Bianchetti, discusses a 2014 study examining how coagulants used in drinking water...