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  1. AC corrosion on cathodically protected steel

    Torstensen, Andreas

    2012-01-01

    This report deals with the effect of alternating current on cathodically protected steel. AC corrosion has become relevant in the offshore industry due to the introduction of the direct electric heating system (DEH). The principle with DEH is to prevent wax solidification inside pipelines by heating them up with alternating current. This can give rise to AC corrosion.DC current densities, AC current densities and DC potential have been measured for steel samples under cathodic protection with...

  2. Electric corrosion protection method for steel material

    A semiconductor having a thermoelectric performance of 920?V/K or more is incorporated between a steel material of a light water reactor to be in contact with high temperature water and an aqueous solution. This shifts the corrosion potential of the steel material in a high temperature water to more basic side. Satisfactory corrosion resistant metal silicate, for example, FeSi2 is preferably used for the thermoelectric semiconductor. Co is added to FeSi2 to form an n-type semiconductor. A layer of Si3N4 is formed to the circumference of a cylindrical FeSi2 to form an insulation layer. This member is disposed to a hole bored to a stainless steel pipe, and the one surface is brought into contact with high temperature water on the inner side of the stainless steel. On the other side in contact with the outer atmosphere is bonded to the outer surface of the stainless steel pipe by a lead wire. Since the n-type semiconductor has a positive potential on the side at a higher temperature, the potential of the stainless steel is determined to negative. (I.N.)

  3. Surface cleanness and temporary protection against corrosion of non-corrosive steel tubes for nuclear plant

    For non-corrosive chronium-nickel-steel tubes for nuclear plant the requirements are seen to be surface cleanness, temporary protection against corrosion and preservation in relation to the specific chemical corrosion characteristics of this type of material. The formation of a thin, nonporous passive oxide coating, which when damaged or impaired reforms quickly, protects this metal against attack from atmospheric corrosion and in the case of a corresponding alloy compound also against chemical reactions. (orig.)

  4. Corrosion protection

    Brown, Donald W.; Wagh, Arun S.

    2003-05-27

    There has been invented a chemically bonded phosphate corrosion protection material and process for application of the corrosion protection material for corrosion prevention. A slurry of iron oxide and phosphoric acid is used to contact a warm surface of iron, steel or other metal to be treated. In the presence of ferrous ions from the iron, steel or other metal, the slurry reacts to form iron phosphates which form grains chemically bonded onto the surface of the steel.

  5. Inorganic coatings on stainless steel for protection against crevice corrosion

    In order to create protection against crevice corrosion stainless steel test specimens of type 316 steel with various inorganic coatings applied on crevice surfaces were tested for 3-50 months at 25 and 30 degree C in natural seawater containing 0.2-1.5 ppm free chlorine. Various metallic coatings, Ni base alloys with Cr and Mo, Ni with W, pure Ag and pure Mo, as well as ceramic coatings - Cr2O3, TiO2 and Al2O3 - were studied. All the coatings tested, except pure Molybdenum applied by plasma spraying in a max 0.1 mm thick layer were found to promote crevice corrosion of the stainless steel. A significant reduction of the crevice corrosion susceptibility was obtained with Molybdenum. The result is considered promising enough to justify full scale tests in seawater on flange joints of pipes, valves or pumps. (author)

  6. Investigation of Corrosion and Cathodic Protection in Reinforced Concrete. II: Properties of Steel Surface Layers:

    Koleva, D. A.; Wit, J.H.W. de; Breugel, K., van; Lodhi, Z.F.; Ye, G.

    2007-01-01

    The present study explores the formation of corrosion products on the steel surface (using as-received low carbon construction steel) in reinforced concrete in conditions of corrosion and subsequent transformation of these layers in conditions of cathodic protection (CP).

  7. Spectroscopic identification of protective and non-protective corrosion coatings on steel structures in marine environments

    Cook, Desmond C. [Department of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529 (United States)]. E-mail: dcook@physics.odu.edu

    2005-10-01

    Corrosion research, and the need to fully understand the effects that environmental conditions have on the performance of structural steels, is one area in which Moessbauer spectroscopy has become a required analytical technique. This is in part due to the need to identify and quantify the nanophase iron oxides that form on and protect certain structural steels, and that are nearly transparent to most other spectroscopic techniques. In conjunction with X-ray diffraction and micro-Raman analyses, the iron oxides that form the rusts on steels corroded in different marine and other environments can be completely identified and mapped within the rust coating. The spectroscopic analyses can be used to determine the nature of the environment in which structural steels have been, and these act as a monitor of the corrosion itself. Moessbauer spectroscopy is playing an important role in a new corrosion program in the United States and Japan in which steel bridges, old and new, are being evaluated for corrosion problems that may reduce their serviceable lifetimes. Moessbauer spectroscopy has been used to characterize the corrosion products that form the protective patina on weathering steel, as well those that form in adverse environments in which the oxide coating is not adherent or protective to the steel. Moessbauer spectroscopy has also become an important analytical technique for investigating the corrosion products that have formed on archaeological artifacts, and it is providing guidance to aid in the removal of the oxides necessary for their conservation.

  8. Spectroscopic identification of protective and non-protective corrosion coatings on steel structures in marine environments

    Corrosion research, and the need to fully understand the effects that environmental conditions have on the performance of structural steels, is one area in which Moessbauer spectroscopy has become a required analytical technique. This is in part due to the need to identify and quantify the nanophase iron oxides that form on and protect certain structural steels, and that are nearly transparent to most other spectroscopic techniques. In conjunction with X-ray diffraction and micro-Raman analyses, the iron oxides that form the rusts on steels corroded in different marine and other environments can be completely identified and mapped within the rust coating. The spectroscopic analyses can be used to determine the nature of the environment in which structural steels have been, and these act as a monitor of the corrosion itself. Moessbauer spectroscopy is playing an important role in a new corrosion program in the United States and Japan in which steel bridges, old and new, are being evaluated for corrosion problems that may reduce their serviceable lifetimes. Moessbauer spectroscopy has been used to characterize the corrosion products that form the protective patina on weathering steel, as well those that form in adverse environments in which the oxide coating is not adherent or protective to the steel. Moessbauer spectroscopy has also become an important analytical technique for investigating the corrosion products that have formed on archaeological artifacts, and it is providing guidance to aid in the removal of the oxides necessary for their conservation

  9. Bilayers Polypyrrole Coatings for Corrosion Protection of SAE 4140 Steel

    I.L., Lehr; S.B., Saidman.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In this study polypyrrole (PPy) bilayers films were electrodeposited onto SAE 4140 steel. The inner layer was electropolymerized in the presence of molibdate and nitrate and the outer layer in a solution containing sodium bis (2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT). The electrosynthesis was done under p [...] otentiostatic conditions. The corrosion protection properties of the films were examined in sodium chloride solution by open circuit measurements, linear polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The bilayer coatings present an improved anticorrosive performance with respect to single PPy films.

  10. Corrosion protection of steel in ammonia/water heat pumps

    Mansfeld, Florian B.; Sun, Zhaoli

    2003-10-14

    Corrosion of steel surfaces in a heat pump is inhibited by adding a rare earth metal salt to the heat pump's ammonia/water working fluid. In preferred embodiments, the rare earth metal salt includes cerium, and the steel surfaces are cerated to enhance the corrosion-inhibiting effects.

  11. Corrosion protection mechanism of polyaniline blended organic coating on steel

    Sathiyanarayanan, S.; Jeyaram, R.; Muthukrishnan, S.; Venkatachari, G. [Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikkudi (India)

    2009-07-01

    Epoxy-coal tar coatings are widely used to protect steel structures exposed to marine atmosphere due to their good barrier property. However, the presence of micropores and microcracks formed during the coating formation leads to failure of the coating due to permeation of corrosive ions. In recent years, it has been established that the coatings containing polyaniline (PANI) is able to protect pinholes and defects due to its passivating ability. Hence, a study has been made on the effect of polyaniline content (1 and 3%) in epoxy-coal tar coating on the corrosion protection of steel in 3% NaCl solution by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) studies. Both phosphate- and chloride-doped polyanilines were prepared by a chemical oxidative polymerization method. From EIS studies, it has been found that the resistance value of the coatings containing 1 and 3% phosphate-doped polyaniline and 3% chloride-doped polyaniline pigmented coatings are similar to 10{sup 9} {Omega} cm{sup 2} even after 90 days exposure to NaCl solution, which are two orders high in comparison to that of conventional coal tar epoxy coatings. Besides, the conducting state of polyaniline has been found to be decreased after exposure to NaCl solution due to redox property of PANI. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies have shown that polyaniline forms a complex layer with iron beneath the coating along with iron oxide.

  12. Microbial iron respiration can protect steel from corrosion.

    Dubiel, M; Hsu, C H; Chien, C C; Mansfeld, F; Newman, D K

    2002-03-01

    Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MC) of steel has been attributed to the activity of biofilms that include anaerobic microorganisms such as iron-respiring bacteria, yet the mechanisms by which these organisms influence corrosion have been unclear. To study this process, we generated mutants of the iron-respiring bacterium Shewanella oneidensis strain MR-1 that were defective in biofilm formation and/or iron reduction. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to determine changes in the corrosion rate and corrosion potential as a function of time for these mutants in comparison to the wild type. Counter to prevailing theories of MC, our results indicate that biofilms comprising iron-respiring bacteria may reduce rather than accelerate the corrosion rate of steel. Corrosion inhibition appears to be due to reduction of ferric ions to ferrous ions and increased consumption of oxygen, both of which are direct consequences of microbial respiration. PMID:11872499

  13. Corrosion protection of steels by a cover of concrete made of fly ash and sewing dust

    Vlastnik, J.; Kika, Z.; Sestak, S.

    1982-04-01

    This paper evaluates protective properties of concrete (Czechoslovakian patent no. 166 923) made of fly ash from fossil-fuel power plants and of sewing dust under conditions of underground coal mines. Steel plates (50 x 50 x 2 mm) were covered by concrete. Thickness of concrete layers (which form a sandwich with steel plate in between) ranged from 30 to 5 mm. Concrete samples (145) were placed in a 3% water solution of sodium chloride. Steel corrosion was determined after 90, 180, 270 or 365 days. Corrosion degree was compared to steel samples without concrete protection. Results are given in 2 tables. Analyses show that the concrete guarantees perfect protection of steel from corrosion for 180 days. Corrosive damage to the unprotected steel samples in the same time amounts to 800 g/m/sup 2/. In 365 days damage to steel samples protected by the concrete is insignificant, whereas corrosion of unprotected steel increases to 3,000 g/m/sup 2/. It is maintained that the concrete protection tested under laboratory conditions should guarantee efficient corrosion protection of steel 20 to 30 years.

  14. Microbial Iron Respiration Can Protect Steel from Corrosion

    Dubiel, M.; Hsu, C. H.; Chien, C. C.; Mansfeld, F.; Newman, D. K.

    2002-01-01

    Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MC) of steel has been attributed to the activity of biofilms that include anaerobic microorganisms such as iron-respiring bacteria, yet the mechanisms by which these organisms influence corrosion have been unclear. To study this process, we generated mutants of the iron-respiring bacterium Shewanella oneidensis strain MR-1 that were defective in biofilm formation and/or iron reduction. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to determine changes...

  15. Protection of steel from carbon dioxide corrosion with volatile inhibitors. I. Liquid phase

    It is shown that many known inhibitors of the steel atmospheric and hydrosulfide corrosion in the electrolytes, containing CO2, are inefficient. The new inhibitors IFKhAN-72 and IFKhAN-74 with high passivation capacity are efficient ones. The IFKhAN-72 inhibitor exceeds by its protective properties the best of the studied inhibitors of the amines-type- the amines A. Through delaying both electrode reactions suppresses the steel corrosion within the wide temperature range. It manifests thereby prolonged aftereffect and due to its high penetrating capacity it protects also the steel covered with the corrosion products

  16. Synthesizing and Characterizing a Waterborne Polyaniline for Corrosion Protection of Steels

    Pan, Tongyan; Yu, Qifeng; Miao, Tao

    2015-02-01

    This study explores the idea of synthesizing and characterizing a new intrinsically conducting polyaniline that at the molecular level carries a hydrophilic component, making the polymer highly waterborne and thereby applicable to massive production for corrosion protection of steels. The waterborne polyaniline was mixed in a water-based epoxy and then coated on SAE 1008/1010 steel samples for evaluating its anti-corrosion capacity using a powerful surface-analysis tool, Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM). The high resolution surface topography and corrosion potential of steel samples coated with the Polyaniline-based primer, as studied by SKPFM, show significantly lower corrosion activities than two control groups: uncoated steel samples and epoxy-only coated samples that were also subjected to SKPFM analyses under the same corrosive condition. The surface analysis results indicate that this new waterborne polyaniline is capable of protecting steels from corrosion when mixed in conventional water-based epoxies, opening the door to the development of an economical and long-life coating for corrosion protection of steel structures.

  17. Corrosion protection of carbon steel by an epoxy resin containing organically modified clay

    Hang, To Thi Xuan; Truc, Trinh Anh; Nam, Truong Hoai; Oanh, Vu Ke; Jorcin, Jean-Baptiste; Pébère, Nadine

    2007-01-01

    This study focusses on the use of montmorillonite clay (MMT) treated with an organic compound (aminotrimethylphosphonic acid (ATMP)) and dispersed in an epoxy resin to improve corrosion protection of carbon steel. X-ray diffraction was performed to verify that the individual silicate layers were separated and dispersed in the epoxy resin. Corrosion resistance of the coated steel was evaluated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (LEI...

  18. Electrodeposition of zinc-doped silane films for corrosion protection of mild steels

    Highlights: ? Metallic zinc is doped into organosilane films by one-step electrodeposition. ? The composite films exhibit the improved corrosion resistance of mild steels. ? Zinc-doping provides additional cathodic protection to the mild steels. - Abstract: Organosilane/zinc composite films are prepared by one-step electrodeposition onto cold-rolled steels for corrosion protection. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurement, bulk solution immersion and wet heat tests all show that the composite films have improved corrosion performance. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurement suggests the successful encapsulation of metallic zinc. The embedding of metallic zinc results in negative shift in open-circuit potential of the film-covered electrodes. Such cathodic protection effect given by the metallic zinc provides the improved corrosion resistance of the composite films.

  19. The application of thermal spraying for corrosion protection of large steel parts used in special buildings

    An aluminium spraying procedure is presented for obtaining high-quality long-life corrosion protection for large steel parts used in special buildings in nuclear power plant construction. The advantage of a stationary metal arc spraying installation in the prefabrication of the steel parts is described. At the erection site field welds have to be metal sprayed

  20. Application of Self Assembled 6-aminohexanol layers for corrosion protection of 304 stainless steel surface

    Yu Fei [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100 (China); Chen Shougang, E-mail: sgchen2000@yahoo.com.cn [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100 (China); Li Houmin; Yang Lejiao [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100 (China); Yin Yansheng [Institute of Marine Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 200135 (China)

    2012-05-31

    Grafting of 6-aminohexanol onto a 304 stainless steel substrate was performed with the assistance of polydopamine self assembly. The surface structure of the films was characterized using optical and scanning electron microscopy and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy confirmed the establishment of organic films. The corrosion resistance properties were characterized using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization curve measurements. Enhanced corrosion resistance performance was mainly ascribed to the compact film structure and the blocking characteristics against electron transfer of the modified 304 stainless steel substrate. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Organic layers for corrosion protection of 304 stainless steel (SS) surface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Bio-inspired self assembly of polydopamine/composite films. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 6-aminohexanol membrane synthesized on polydopamine modified SS surface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An efficiency route for improving corrosion protection.

  1. Application of Self Assembled 6-aminohexanol layers for corrosion protection of 304 stainless steel surface

    Grafting of 6-aminohexanol onto a 304 stainless steel substrate was performed with the assistance of polydopamine self assembly. The surface structure of the films was characterized using optical and scanning electron microscopy and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy confirmed the establishment of organic films. The corrosion resistance properties were characterized using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization curve measurements. Enhanced corrosion resistance performance was mainly ascribed to the compact film structure and the blocking characteristics against electron transfer of the modified 304 stainless steel substrate. - Highlights: ► Organic layers for corrosion protection of 304 stainless steel (SS) surface. ► Bio-inspired self assembly of polydopamine/composite films. ► 6-aminohexanol membrane synthesized on polydopamine modified SS surface. ► An efficiency route for improving corrosion protection.

  2. Corrosion Protection Service Life of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel in Virginia Bridge Decks

    Michael C. Brown; Weyers, Richard E.; Megan C. Wheeler

    2003-01-01

    The corrosion protection service life extension provided by epoxy-coated reinforcement (ECR) was determined by comparing ECR and bare steel bars from 10 Virginia bridge decks built between 1981 and 1995. The objective was to determine the corrosion protection service life time extension provided by ECR field specimens with various degrees of coating adhesion: disbonded, partially disbonded, and wholly bonded coatings. The size and length distributions of cracks in Virginia bridge decks were i...

  3. Evaluation of the effectiveness of selected corrosion inhibitors for protection of prestressing steels in PCPVs

    The corrosion protection provided prestressing steel by portland cement-based grout in the presence of sulfide, nitrate, and chloride ion environments was evaluated. Results were compared to those obtained from selected, commercially available petroleum-microcrystalline waxes (petrolatums) compounded with organic corrosion inhibitors. The investigation was conducted in two phases: (1) a review of literature to establish the mechanisms of prestressing steel corrosion, techniques available for protection of prestressing steel in hostile environments, and the performance of structures that have utilized either nongrouted- or grouted-tendon prestressing systems; and (2) a laboratory study to develop relative performance data for portland cement grout and selected commercial petroleum-based greases and waxes containing inhibitors. Conclusions derived from the investigation indicate that (1) sulfide, nitrate, and chloride salts must be excluded from prestressing materials; (2) prestressing materials must be continuously protected from inimical environments; (3) the effectiveness of the protection provided by both the organic- and cement-based corrosion inhibitors is reduced unless the steel is completely covered; and (4) both cement- and organic-based corrosion inhibitors completely protect prestressing materials when properly applied

  4. Corrosion and cathodic protection of carbon steel in the tidal zone: Products, mechanisms and kinetics

    Highlights: • The corrosion product layer forming in the tidal zone is mainly made up of magnetite. • A thin film of magnetite is formed on the steel surface under cathodic protection. • Magnetite is formed during cathodic protection under the calcareous deposit. • Pre-existing corrosion product layers are almost not modified by cathodic protection. - Abstract: Carbon steel coupons were set in the tidal zone of a French seaport for 7 years with or without cathodic protection. The average corrosion rates decreased from 90 μm yr−1 to 9 μm yr−1 under cathodic protection. The corrosion product layers covering the unprotected coupons, characterized by Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction, were mainly made up of magnetite and Fe(III) oxyhydroxides, with magnetite being clearly predominant. The products of the residual corrosion process under cathodic protection, similar to those observed at open circuit potential, formed a thin layer on the steel surface under the calcareous deposit

  5. Diffusion coatings for the high temperature corrosion protection of 9-12% Cr steels

    Rohr, V.; Donchev, A.; Schuetze, M. [Karl-Winnacker-Institut der DECHEMA e.V., Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2004-07-01

    9-12 % Cr steels are of high interest for the application as heat-exchanger tubes in power generation stations. Indeed they possess a high thermal conductivity and favourable mechanical properties at temperatures up to 650 deg. C. However, even though conventional ferritic-martensitic 9-12 % Cr steels are from a mechanical point of view designed for service temperatures up to 650 deg. C, their use at such high temperatures is rather limited in corrosive environments. One solution could consist in protecting these steels by suitable corrosion resistant coatings. Pack cementation is one of the easiest and cheapest coating processes for high temperature applications. Yet, for ferritic-martensitic steels, the coating temperature can lie at 650 deg. C maximum. Above this limit, the decomposition of the martensite is accelerated, and the mechanical properties of the material would be deteriorated. The present work consisted in coating the 9 % Cr steel P91 and the 12 % Cr steel HCM12A without modifying their microstructure. Therefore, the coating process was either carried out at 650 deg. C or combined with the heat treatment of the ferritic-martensitic steel. Due to the low coating temperature, aluminide coatings were developed first. Later, a two step Cr+Al coating was obtained. The corrosion resistance of the developed coatings was tested at 650 deg. C for 1000 h in a simulated coal firing atmosphere composed of: 14 % CO{sub 2}, 10 % H{sub 2}O, 1 % O{sub 2}, 0.1 % SO{sub 2}, 0.01 % HCl (bal. N{sub 2}). The corrosion behaviour of the coated samples showed a better resistance than the bare materials. Furthermore, the comparison was extended to aluminide coatings obtained by Fluidized Bed Chemical Vapour Deposition (FBCVD) on 9-12 % Cr steels. Eventually, the corrosion resistance was compared with bare and coated austenitic steels as well as the nickel-based alloy IN 617. (authors)

  6. Indium oxide thin film as potential photoanodes for corrosion protection of stainless steel under visible light

    Graphical abstract: If the conduction band potential of In2O3 is more negative than the corrosion potential of stainless steel, photo-induced electrons will be transferred from In2O3 to the steel, thus shifting the potential of the steel into a corrosion immunity region and preventing the steel from the corrosion. - Highlights: • Indium oxide performed novel application under visible light. • Indium oxide by sol–gel method behaved better photoelectrochemical properties. • Electrons were transferred to stainless steel from indium oxide once light on. - Abstract: This paper reports the photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of 304 stainless steel by In2O3 thin-film under visible-light. The films were fabricated with In2O3 powders, synthesized by both sol–gel (In2O3-sg) and solid-state (In2O3-ss) processes. The photo-induced open circuit potential and the photo-to-current efficiency measurements suggested that In2O3 could be a promising candidate material for photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of metallic alloys under visible light. Moreover, the polarization curve experimental results indicated that In2O3-sg thin-film can mitigate the corrosion potential of 304 stainless steel to much more negative values with a higher photocurrent density than the In2O3-ss film under visible-light illumination. All the results demonstrated that the In2O3-sg thin-film provides a better photoelectrochemical cathodic protection for 304 stainless steel than In2O3-ss thin-film under visible-light illumination. The higher photoelectrochemical efficiency is possibly due to the uniform thin films produced with the smaller particle size of In2O3-sg, which facilitates the transfer of the photo-induced electrons from bulk to the surface and suppresses the charge recombination of the electrons and holes

  7. Corrosion protection properties of hydroxamic acid self-assembled monolayer on carbon steel

    Self assembled monolayers (SAMs) of hydroxamic acids CH3(CH2)nCONHOH with different alkyl length were formed on the carbon steel electrode surface. The corrosion protection properties of the monolayers were examined and characterized by electrochemical polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and contact angle measurements. XPS results showed that the hydroxamic acid molecules adsorbed on the carbon steel surface, and the contact angle values on the modified surface supported the formation of hydrophobic hydroxamic acid SAMs. The results of electrochemical studies showed that the values of the corrosion potential shift towards the positive direction, and anodic currents of the carbon steel dissolution significantly decreases, indicating that hydroxamic acids are anodic inhibitors. However, the chain length and assembling time influence the protection efficiency

  8. Corrosion protection properties of hydroxamic acid self-assembled monolayer on carbon steel

    Alagta, Abdulmajed [Chemical Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Department of Surface Modification and Nanostructures, Pusztaszeri ut 59-67, H-1025 Budapest (Hungary)], E-mail: alagata@chemres.hu; Felhoesi, Ilona [Chemical Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Department of Surface Modification and Nanostructures, Pusztaszeri ut 59-67, H-1025 Budapest (Hungary); Bertoti, Imre [Chemical Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Pusztaszeri ut 59-67, H-1025 Budapest (Hungary); Kalman, Erika [Chemical Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Department of Surface Modification and Nanostructures, Pusztaszeri ut 59-67, H-1025 Budapest (Hungary)

    2008-06-15

    Self assembled monolayers (SAMs) of hydroxamic acids CH{sub 3}(CH{sub 2}){sub n}CONHOH with different alkyl length were formed on the carbon steel electrode surface. The corrosion protection properties of the monolayers were examined and characterized by electrochemical polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and contact angle measurements. XPS results showed that the hydroxamic acid molecules adsorbed on the carbon steel surface, and the contact angle values on the modified surface supported the formation of hydrophobic hydroxamic acid SAMs. The results of electrochemical studies showed that the values of the corrosion potential shift towards the positive direction, and anodic currents of the carbon steel dissolution significantly decreases, indicating that hydroxamic acids are anodic inhibitors. However, the chain length and assembling time influence the protection efficiency.

  9. The Effect of Oil on Carbon Dioxide Corrosion Inhibition on Carbon Steel - Potential for Improved Corrosion Protection

    Foss, Martin Smedstad

    2010-01-01

    The search for robust and cost efficient ways to prevent internal corrosion of carbon steel piping and equipment in oil and gas production and transportation has lead to the development of highly sophisticated CO2 corrosion inhibitor products. This thesis studies oil wetting and corrosion inhibitor performance on bare steel and steel with corrosion product deposits on the surface, in the presence of a refined, low aromatic hydrocarbon oil. Three surfactants were used in...

  10. Electrochemical synthesis and characterisation of hybrid materials polypyrrole/dodecatungstophosphate as protective agents against steel corrosion

    Bonastre Cano, Jose Antonio

    The losses caused by the effect of the corrosion are of the order of 2-3,5% of the GDP of the developed countries or developing only in direct costs, losses in structures or products. This figure doubles by the indirect costs, losses of productivity or demands for delays. Beside the possible losses of human lives, any intent leaded to the decrease of the corrosion in rusty metals is a commendable objective from the point of view of the protection of the environment. Building industry employing reinforced concrete is able to project some structural elements (pillars, wrought, beam, etc.) in principle free of corrosion, assuring during many years the useful life of the work in service. However, the reinforced concrete would be' a perfect solution if the indefinite permanency of the passive state of the steel could be guaranteed. Indeed, although the steel is protected against corrosion due to basic pH which provides the cement, the severe action of saline media or the effect of CO2 can diminish this protection conditions beginning the corrosion in steel elements. Type-p doped conducting polymers, as polypyrrole, are firm candidates to protect carbon steel providing galvanic protection by stabilising the passive layer of Fe oxides initially grown. Doping the polymeric matrix with polioxometalates, concretely phosphotungstate PW12O403-, is a very interesting hypothesis due to their oxidising effect, improving the anodic protection by the hybrid material electrosynthesised on carbon steel substrate. First in the present work, a new method was developed by cyclic voltammetry in LiClO4 + acetonitrile medium in order to diminish the unavoidable oxidation of carbon steel when the electrosyntesis of the hybrid material polypyrrole/PW12O403- is carrying out. The beginning potential of polypyrrole polymerisation is about 0.8 V (vs. Ag/AgCl), a positive potential where oxidation of Fe substrate is high, not allowing the electrodeposition of the hybrid material. On the other hand, this pretreatment should guarantee appropriate conditions in order to obtain a coating with high adhesion on carbon steel. Once studied the better parameters for the synthesis of the hybrid material by cyclic voltammetry, hybrid material is morphological, chemical and electrochemical characterised by the following techniques: Cyclic Voltammetry, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive X Ray, X Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. The hybrid material polypyrrole/PW 12O403-. chemical structure presents Fe oxides and hydroxide within the polypyrrole polycationic matrix. Hybrid material polypyrrol/PW12O403- diminishes the corrosion of carbon steel in NaOH and Porland cement filtering solutions. These cement solutions simulate the pore fluid conditions existing in cured mortar or concrete elements. Fe ion concentration data were determinated in corrosion tests. Voltammetric response of polymeric coatings was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry. Finally, the protection provided by hybrid material polypyrrole/PW 12O403, in oxidised and reduced state, was evaluated on carbon steel electrodes embedded in Portland cement mortars immersed in seawater and submitted to an accelerated carbonation process for 265 days. Polymeric material covered carbon steel electrodes in reduced state suffer a Fe gravimetric loss 15 times lower than the ones of bare electrodes against chlorides attack, due to the effect of physical barrier. Hybrid material covered electrodes in oxidised state after being submitted to a carbonation process suffer a Fe gravimetric loss 2.5 times lower than the ones of bare electrodes, due to galvanic protection provided by hybrid material polypyrrole/PW 12O403- on carbon steel.

  11. Polybenzoxazine/SiO2 nanocomposite coatings for corrosion protection of mild steel

    Highlights: Corrosion resistance of the coating was improved using SiO2 nanoparticles. Morphology and wetting properties were studied upon electrochemical behavior. Interfacial interactions were enhanced by the reaction between two phases. -- Abstract: A series of nanocomposite coatings (PBS) consisting of silane functional polybenzoxazine (PB-TMOS) and SiO2 nanoparticles were developed for corrosion protection of mild steel. The influence of silica content on corrosion resistance of PBS coatings was investigated by electrochemical measurements. The surface chemistry of nanoparticles and its effect on morphology of the PBS coating was also studied utilizing Fourier Transforms Infrared Spectroscopy, 29Si Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Scanning Electron Microscopy analyses. The results indicate that the presence of the covalent bond between nanoparticles and PB-TMOS, greatly improves the interfacial interactions at the polymer/filler interfaces resulting in a better corrosion performance

  12. A polyaniline based intrinsically conducting coating for corrosion protection of structural steels.

    Pan, Tongyan; Wang, Zhaoyang

    2013-11-01

    Among the various corrosion protection strategies for structural steels, coating techniques provide the most cost-effective protection and have been used as the primary mode of corrosion protection. Existing coating techniques however have been used mainly for their barrier capability and therefore all have a limited service life due to oxidation aging, electrolytic degradation, or various inadvertent defects and flaws occurred in and after coating applications. This work investigated the anti-corrosion potential of a π-conjugated polymer-polyaniline (PANi), which was doped into an intrinsically conducting polymer and then included in a two-layer coating system as a primer layer. To achieve a long service life, the primer layer was made by mixing the conductive PANi in a waterborne poly-vinyl butyral solution to provide strong adhesion to steel surface, and then topcoated with a layer of elastomer-modified polyethylene to obtain extra mechanical and barrier protections. Two ASTM standard tests were conducted to evaluate the corrosion durability and tensile adhesion of the two-layer system, in which the system demonstrated superior performance. The Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM) was used to provide the microscopic evidences for the outstanding performance. PMID:24000080

  13. Stoichiometric titanium dioxide ion implantation in AISI 304 stainless steel for corrosion protection

    Hartwig, A.; Decker, M.; Klein, O.; Karl, H.

    2015-12-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the applicability of highly chemically inert titanium dioxide synthesized by ion beam implantation for corrosion protection of AISI 304 stainless steel in sodium chloride solution. More specifically, the prevention of galvanic corrosion between carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and AISI 304 was investigated. Corrosion performance of TiO2 implanted AISI 304 - examined for different implantation and annealing parameters - is strongly influenced by implantation fluence. Experimental results show that a fluence of 5 × 1016 cm-2 (Ti+) and 1 × 1017 cm-2 (O+) is sufficient to prevent pitting corrosion significantly, while galvanic corrosion with CFRP can already be noticeably reduced by an implantation fluence of 5 × 1015 cm-2 (Ti+) and 1 × 1016 cm-2 (O+). Surface roughness, implantation energy and annealing at 200 °C and 400 °C show only little influence on the corrosion behavior. TEM analysis indicates the existence of stoichiometric TiO2 inside the steel matrix for medium fluences and the formation of a separated metal oxide layer for high fluences.

  14. Electrodeposition of Zn-Ni coatings as Cd replacement for corrosion protection of high strength steel

    Research highlights: → Electrodeposition of Zn-Ni coatings from an alkaline bath on a high strength steel. → Complete characterisation of the coatings (corrosion, morphology and composition). → Correlation of the electrodeposition conditions with the properties of the film. → Similar corrosion resistance than Zn-Ni coatings deposited from acidic baths. → Lower hydrogen content incorporated than for a post baked cadmium-coated steel. - Abstract: Electrodeposition of Zn-Ni coatings performed in acidic baths are not suitable for high strength steels due to their high susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement. In this work, Zn-Ni coatings were deposited on a high strength steel (4340) upon stirring conditions from an alkaline bath. A complete characterisation of the coatings (corrosion, morphology and composition) has been accomplished, correlating the electrodeposition conditions with these features. The best protective properties of the grown coatings were achieved for the alloys with a single phase structure of γ-Ni5Zn21 and a denser morphology. Additionally, the hydrogen content incorporated is lower than even cadmium-coated 4340 steel which has undergone a postbaking dehydrogenation treatment.

  15. Aluminium electroplated from ionic liquids as protective coating against steel corrosion

    Caporali, Stefano [Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia, 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM), Unita di Ricerca di Firenze, 50147 Florence (Italy)], E-mail: stefano.caporali@unifi.it; Fossati, Alessio; Lavacchi, Alessandro; Perissi, Ilaria; Tolstogouzov, Alexander; Bardi, Ugo [Dipartimento di Chimica, Universita di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia, 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino(Italy); Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM), Unita di Ricerca di Firenze, 50147 Florence (Italy)

    2008-02-15

    The protective action of thin layers of aluminium electroplated on a carbon steel (UNI Fe360B) has been studied. The coatings were obtained via electroreduction, at room temperature, from an ionic liquid constituted by 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium heptachloroaluminate. Coatings of different thickness, ranging from 10 to 40 {mu}m, were obtained. Their morphology and chemical composition were investigated using SEM microscopy coupled with EDX microanalysis and X-ray diffraction. Electrochemical tests (potentiodynamic polarization curves, open-circuit potential and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) were performed in order to characterise the corrosion resistance of the coating in 3.5% NaCl aqueous solution. Visual investigation of the samples during long term of exposition to neutral salt spray gave an evaluation of their free corrosion properties. It was found that the aluminium layers deposited from ionic liquids significantly protect the substrate from the general corrosion and this action increases with the coating thickness.

  16. Aluminium electroplated from ionic liquids as protective coating against steel corrosion

    The protective action of thin layers of aluminium electroplated on a carbon steel (UNI Fe360B) has been studied. The coatings were obtained via electroreduction, at room temperature, from an ionic liquid constituted by 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium heptachloroaluminate. Coatings of different thickness, ranging from 10 to 40 μm, were obtained. Their morphology and chemical composition were investigated using SEM microscopy coupled with EDX microanalysis and X-ray diffraction. Electrochemical tests (potentiodynamic polarization curves, open-circuit potential and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) were performed in order to characterise the corrosion resistance of the coating in 3.5% NaCl aqueous solution. Visual investigation of the samples during long term of exposition to neutral salt spray gave an evaluation of their free corrosion properties. It was found that the aluminium layers deposited from ionic liquids significantly protect the substrate from the general corrosion and this action increases with the coating thickness

  17. Indium oxide thin film as potential photoanodes for corrosion protection of stainless steel under visible light

    Zhang, Yan [Key Laboratory of New Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, Qingdao University, 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071 (China); Yu, Jianqiang, E-mail: jianqyu@qdu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of New Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, Qingdao University, 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071 (China); Sun, Kai; Zhu, Yukun [Key Laboratory of New Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, Qingdao University, 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071 (China); Bu, Yuyu; Chen, Zhuoyuan [National Engineering Center of Marine Corrosion Protection, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 Nanhai Road, Qingdao 266071 (China)

    2014-05-01

    Graphical abstract: If the conduction band potential of In{sub 2}O{sub 3} is more negative than the corrosion potential of stainless steel, photo-induced electrons will be transferred from In{sub 2}O{sub 3} to the steel, thus shifting the potential of the steel into a corrosion immunity region and preventing the steel from the corrosion. - Highlights: Indium oxide performed novel application under visible light. Indium oxide by solgel method behaved better photoelectrochemical properties. Electrons were transferred to stainless steel from indium oxide once light on. - Abstract: This paper reports the photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of 304 stainless steel by In{sub 2}O{sub 3} thin-film under visible-light. The films were fabricated with In{sub 2}O{sub 3} powders, synthesized by both solgel (In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-sg) and solid-state (In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ss) processes. The photo-induced open circuit potential and the photo-to-current efficiency measurements suggested that In{sub 2}O{sub 3} could be a promising candidate material for photoelectrochemical cathodic protection of metallic alloys under visible light. Moreover, the polarization curve experimental results indicated that In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-sg thin-film can mitigate the corrosion potential of 304 stainless steel to much more negative values with a higher photocurrent density than the In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ss film under visible-light illumination. All the results demonstrated that the In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-sg thin-film provides a better photoelectrochemical cathodic protection for 304 stainless steel than In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-ss thin-film under visible-light illumination. The higher photoelectrochemical efficiency is possibly due to the uniform thin films produced with the smaller particle size of In{sub 2}O{sub 3}-sg, which facilitates the transfer of the photo-induced electrons from bulk to the surface and suppresses the charge recombination of the electrons and holes.

  18. Comparative Study on Corrosion Protection of Reinforcing Steel by Using Amino Alcohol and Lithium Nitrite Inhibitors

    Han-Seung Lee

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the ability of lithium nitrite and amino alcohol inhibitors to provide corrosion protection to reinforcing steel was investigated. Two types of specimens—reinforcing steel and a reinforced concrete prism that were exposed to chloride ion levels resembling the chloride attack environment—were prepared. An autoclave accelerated corrosion test was then conducted. The variables tested included the chloride-ion concentration and molar ratios of anti-corrosion ingredients in a CaOH2-saturated aqueous solution that simulated a cement-pore solution. A concentration of 25% was used for the lithium nitrite inhibitor LiNO2, and an 80% solution of dimethyl ethanolamine ((CH32NCH2CH2OH, hereinafter DMEA was used for the amino alcohol inhibitor. The test results indicated that the lithium nitrite inhibitor displayed anti-corrosion properties at a molar ratio of inhibitor of ≥0.6; the amino alcohol inhibitor also displayed anti-corrosion properties at molar ratios of inhibitor greater than approximately 0.3.

  19. Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel Using Poly aniline Composite with Inorganic Pigments

    Two inorganic pigments (TiO2 and SiO2) were used to prepare composites with poly aniline (PANI) by situ polymerization method. PANI and PANI composites with SiO2 and TiO2 were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The morphology of the synthesized pigments (PANI , PANI-SiO2 and PANI-TiO2) was examined using scanning electron microscopy. Samples were then used as pigments through blending them with acrylic paint and applied on the surface of carbon steel panels. Corrosion was evaluated for coating of carbon steel panels through full immersion test up to standard ASTMG 31. Mass loss was calculated after they have been exposed in acidic media. A digital camera was also used for monitoring corrosion visually on the surface of carbon steel specimens. The results revealed that acrylic paint pigmented by PANI-SiO2 composite was more efficient in corrosion protection for carbon steel compared with the other synthesized pigments. (author)

  20. Characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid coatings for corrosion protection of galvanized steel and electroplated ZnFe steel

    Maria Eliziane Pires de Souza

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The development of hybrids materials has been extensively investigated in recent years. The combination of a wide variety of compositions and production processes had permitted the use of these materials in different applications like coatings for corrosion protection of metals. In this work organic-inorganic hybrid materials have been prepared from the hydrolysis of tetraethylorthosilicate and silanol-terminated polidymetilmetoxysilane using a sol-gel process. These materials have been applied on galvanized steel and on steel electroplated with a ZnFe. In order to evaluate the degradation behavior of these coatings, electrochemical techniques (Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Potentiodynamic Polarization were used. EIS data was fitted to an equivalent circuit from which the electrochemical parameters were obtained. Results show a good protective character of the hybrid films, when compared with uncovered specimens. The overall performance of the coating systems appears to be highly dependent on the kind of metallic coating applied to the steel.

  1. Interaction of Benzimidazoles and Benzotriazole: Its Corrosion Protection Properties on Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid

    Ramya, K.; Mohan, Revathi; Joseph, Abraham

    2014-11-01

    Synergistic hydrogen-bonded interaction of alkyl benzimidazoles and 1,2,3-benzotrizole and its corrosion protection properties on mild steel in hydrochloric acid at different temperatures have been studied using polarization, EIS, adsorption, surface studies, and computational methods. The extent of synergistic interaction increases with temperature. Quantum chemical approach is used to calculate some electronic properties of the molecules and to ascertain the synergistic interaction, inhibitive effect, and molecular structures. The corrosion inhibition efficiencies and the global chemical reactivity relate to some parameters, such as total energy, E HOMO, E LUMO, and gap energy (? E). 1,2,3-Benzotrizole interacts with benzimidazoles derivatives up to a bond length of approximately 1.99 . This interaction represents the formation of a hydrogen bond between the 1,2,3-benzotrizole and benzimidazoles. This synergistic interaction of 1,2,3-benzotrizole and benzimidazole derivatives offers extended inhibition efficiency toward mild steel in hydrochloric acid.

  2. On the inhibitor protection of high-strength steels from corrosion cracking on the crack propagation stage

    Possibilities of applying inhibitors to protect high-strength steels from corrosion crack growth in water medium, are studied. Mechanisms of their effect are investigated. Tests are carried out using the heat treated 45KhN2MFA steel (tempering 200 deg C) at the temperature of 25 deg C using beam samples (12x18x160 mm). It is shown that inhibitor protection of high-strength steels from corrosion cracking is a prospective way of increasing their corrosion crack resistance. Oxoanions are inhibitors of crack growth if they are reduced during adsorption, absorbing hydrogen ions. Inhibitors of the ICG type (inhibitors of crack growth) which suppress the process of hydrogen discharge - is a highly effective means of increasing corrosion crack resistance of high-strength alloys in the water medium. The effectiveness of inhibitors considered proves the hydrogen mechanism of water medium effect on crack growth in high-strength steels

  3. Oxidation of steels in liquid lead bismuth: Oxygen control to achieve efficient corrosion protection

    Martinelli, Laure, E-mail: laure.martinelli@cea.f [CEA, DEN, DPC, SCCME, Laboratoire d' Etude de la Corrosion Non Aqueuse, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Jean-Louis, Courouau; Fanny, Balbaud-Celerier [CEA, DEN, DPC, SCCME, Laboratoire d' Etude de la Corrosion Non Aqueuse, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2011-05-15

    Hybrid systems dedicated to waste transmutation are constituted of an accelerator generating a high energy proton flux, a spallation target on which the accelerated proton beam impinges to produce neutrons and a subcritical core. The Pb-Bi eutectic liquid alloy is considered as spallation target material due to its suitable nuclear and physical properties. However, liquid metals can be corrosive towards containment materials (austenitic and Fe9Cr alloys). In the case of liquid lead bismuth alloy, one of the protection means considered against the dissolution of the steels is the in situ protection by the formation of an oxide layer at the steels' surface. However, in order to ensure the efficient protection of the steels by an oxide layer, the control and the monitoring of the oxygen content in the Pb-Bi alloy is a major issue. The paper recalls, first, the oxygen chemistry in a lead alloy system, in order to propose the oxygen operating window that complies with both the contamination by lead oxide of the coolant and the corrosion control by the promotion of an oxide film on the structure. Results of tests performed in stagnant lead bismuth at high oxygen concentrations are also presented showing the effect of various operating parameters on the oxidation kinetics and on the nature of the oxide layer. An oxidation mechanism and model are also proposed and compared with experimental data.

  4. POLYPHENYLENESULFIED/MONTOMORILLONITE CLAY NANOCOMPOSITE COATINGS: THEIR EFFICACY IN PROTECTING STEEL AGAINST CORROSION.

    SUGAMA, T.; GAWLIK, K.

    2006-06-01

    Nanoscale montomorillonite (MMT) clay fillers became dispersed in a polyphenylenesulfied (PPS) matrix through the processes of octadecylamine (ODA) intercalation {yields} molten PPS co-intercalation {yields} exfoliation. Cooling this molten exfoliated material led to the formation of a PPS/MMT nanocomposite. The MMT nanofiller conferred three advanced properties on the semi-crystalline PPS: First, it raised its melting point by nearly 40 C to 290 C; second, it increased its crystallization energy, implying that an excellent adherence of the nanofillers surfaces to PPS in terms of a good interfacial bond; and, third, it abated the degree of its hydrothermal oxidation due to sulfide {yields} sulfite linkage transformations. When this advanced PPS nanocomposite was used as a corrosion-preventing coating for carbon steel in a simulated geothermal environment at 300 C, a coating of {approx}150 {micro}m thickness adequately protected the steel against hot brine-caused corrosion. In contrast, an MMT-free PPS coating of similar thickness was not nearly as effective in mitigating corrosion as was the nanocompsite; in fact, the uptake of corrosive ionic electrolyte by the unmodified coating increased with an extending exposure time.

  5. Self-immunity microcapsules for corrosion protection of steel bar in reinforced concrete

    Wang, Yanshuai; Fang, Guohao; Ding, Weijian; Han, Ningxu; Xing, Feng; Dong, Biqin

    2015-12-01

    A novel microcapsule-based self-immunity system for reinforced concrete is proposed. Its feasibility for hindering the corrosion of steel rebar by means of lifting the threshold value of [Cl-]/[OH-] is discussed. Precisely controlled release behavior enables corrosion protection in the case of depassivation. The release process is characterized over a designated range of pH values, and its release characteristics of the microcapsules, triggered by decreasing pH value, are captured by observing that the core crystals are released when exposed to a signal (stimulus). The aim of corrosion protection of steel bar is achieved through the constantly-stabilized passive film, and its stability is promoted using continuous calcium hydroxide released from the microcapsule, restoring alkaline conditions. The test results exhibited that the release process of the microcapsules is a function of time. Moreover, the release rate of core materials could interact with environmental pH value, in which the release rate is found to increase remarkably with decreasing pH value, but is inhibited by high pH levels.

  6. Self-immunity microcapsules for corrosion protection of steel bar in reinforced concrete

    Wang, Yanshuai; Fang, Guohao; Ding, Weijian; Han, Ningxu; Xing, Feng; Dong, Biqin

    2015-01-01

    A novel microcapsule-based self-immunity system for reinforced concrete is proposed. Its feasibility for hindering the corrosion of steel rebar by means of lifting the threshold value of [Cl−]/[OH−] is discussed. Precisely controlled release behavior enables corrosion protection in the case of depassivation. The release process is characterized over a designated range of pH values, and its release characteristics of the microcapsules, triggered by decreasing pH value, are captured by observing that the core crystals are released when exposed to a signal (stimulus). The aim of corrosion protection of steel bar is achieved through the constantly-stabilized passive film, and its stability is promoted using continuous calcium hydroxide released from the microcapsule, restoring alkaline conditions. The test results exhibited that the release process of the microcapsules is a function of time. Moreover, the release rate of core materials could interact with environmental pH value, in which the release rate is found to increase remarkably with decreasing pH value, but is inhibited by high pH levels. PMID:26673425

  7. Electrochemical determination of the minimum cathodic protection potential and underground steel corrosion rate. On the moderate criteria for the protection efficiency

    Experimentally are determined the minimum protection potential Emin and steel corrosion rate in a number of soils by means of calculation using the cathode polarization curve. Their correlation is shown with results of weight tests in conditions of the free corrosion and cathode polarization. It is shown too that Emin is not connected directly with the steel free corrosion rate but when lowering Emin normally is decreased. Using Emin as a characteristic for the soil corrosion effect and features of the cathode protection when softening the criteria of its efficiency are discussed. 21 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  8. Polyindole top coat on TiO2 sol–gel films for corrosion protection of steel

    Highlights: ► Polyindole top coating was electrochemically synthesized on TiO2 sol–gel coated stainless steel. ► The high protection was determined against corrosion; it was attributed to the adherent adsorption of the multilayer. ► Quantum calculations showed, there were a correlation experimental data and molecular parameters. - Abstract: The protection efficiency of polyindole film on stainless steel was enhanced via titanium dioxide pre-coating. The characterization of coatings was achieved by nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier-transform infrared spectra. The surface morphology of electrodes was monitored with scanning electron microscope. The corrosion performance was investigated in 3.5% NaCl solution by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic measurements. The quantum calculations were employed, and theoretical parameters were determined. Results showed that the correlation between experimental and theoretical parameters. The high protection efficiency was observed against corrosion on the steel surface via forming a protective polyindole top coated titanium dioxide film.

  9. Corrosion protection of low-carbon steel using exopolysaccharide coatings from Leuconostoc mesenteroides

    Corrosion is one of the most serious and challenging problems faced worldwide by industry. This research investigates the inhibition of corrosive behavior of SAE1010 steel by bacterial exopolysaccharides. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy was used to evaluate the corrosion inhibition of diffe...

  10. Study on cerium-doped nano-TiO2 coatings for corrosion protection of 316?L stainless steel

    Li, Suning; Wang, Qian; Chen, Tao; Zhou, Zhihua; Wang, Ying; Fu, Jiajun

    2012-01-01

    Many methods have been reported on improving the photogenerated cathodic protection of nano-TiO2 coatings for metals. In this work, nano-TiO2 coatings doped with cerium nitrate have been developed by solgel method for corrosion protection of 316?L stainless steel. Surface morphology, structure, and properties of the prepared coatings were investigated by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The corrosion p...

  11. Use of Extracted Green Inhibitors as a Friendly Choice in Corrosion Protection of Low Alloy Carbon Steel

    Jano, A.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Mitigation of corrosion impact on environment is an important step in environmental protection. Use of environmentally friendly corrosion protection methods is very important. It is smart to choose cheap and safe to handle compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The use of green inhibitors (extracted inexpensively, from the seed endosperm of some Leguminosae plants, and investigation of their efficiency in corrosion protection is the aim of this study. As green inhibitor one kind of polysaccharides (galactomannan from locust bean gum (also known as carob gum, carob bean gum extracted from the seed of carob tree is used. Corrosion protection efficiency of these extracted green inhibitors was tested for carbon steel marked as: steel 39, steel 44, and iron B 500 (usually applied as reinforcing bars to concrete. Sulfuric acid solution in the presence of chloride ions was used as corrosion media. The composition of corrosion acid media used was 1 mol L-1 H2SO4 and 10-3 mol L-1 Cl- (in the form of NaCl. Electrochemical techniques such as potentiodynamic polarization methods were used for inhibitor efficiency testing.

  12. Method and laboratory unit for simultaneous rapid control of corrosion, hydrogen pickup, and steel protection upon acid etching

    A method and laboratory unit for simultaneous rapid control of corrosion, hydrogen absorption and steel protection upon acid etching is described. The development addition FAUM -1 ( components, % mass. : 10 phenol, 25 aniline, 60 urotropin and 5 cupric chloride), put into a hydrochloric acid solution in amounts of 10 g/l was used as a corrosion inhibitor and also for carbon steel (St.3) hydridation. 30 identical steel membranes were used. It is pointed out that the FAUM-1 inhibitor is quite good at showing simultaneously anticorrosion as well as anti-hydridation properties. The time of one membrane analytical cycle may be reduced from 120 to 90 min

  13. Corrosion protection of low-carbon steel using exopolysaccharide coatings from Leuconostoc mesenteroides.

    Finkenstadt, Victoria L; Ct, Gregory L; Willett, J L

    2011-06-01

    Corrosion of metals is a serious and challenging problem faced worldwide by industry. Purified Leuconostoc mesenteroides exopolysaccharide (EPS) coatings, cast from aqueous solution, inhibited the corrosion of low-carbon steel as determined by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). There were two different corrosion behaviors exhibited when EPS films from different strains were cast onto the steel. One EPS coating reacted immediately with the steel substrate to form an iron (III) oxide layer ("rust") during the drying process while another did not. The samples that did not flash corrode had higher corrosion inhibition and formed an iron (II) passivation layer during EIS testing that persisted after the cells were disassembled. Corrosion inhibition was strain-specific as polysaccharides with similar structure did not have the same corrosion potential. PMID:21290167

  14. Thermodynamic aspects of the development of inhibitory methods of protecting steel from corrosion in salt water environments

    В.М. Ледовських

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available  The thermodynamics aspects of steel in water-salt solutions spontaneous corrosion and ways of purposeful creation of inhibition methods for its slow-down were considered. For the system Fe-H2O on the basis of diagram Pourbe analysis were determined definite ranges of potentials of metal and pH of the solutions for which corrosive destruction speed reduction were achieved. It is shown that the effective corrosion protection of steel can be achieved by means of measures which include application of inhibitors with simultaneous medium pH modification, as a result there takes place a transition of metal into a stable passivated state. Potentiostatic research of steel in water-salt solutions corrosion had confirmed efficiency of the method offered.

  15. On the protective effect of KhOSP-10 inhibitor during corrosion, hydrogenadsorption and corrosion cracking of a steel in sulfuric acid

    The protective propeties of inhibitor KhOSP-10 in the time of corrosion and corrosive cracking of steel 40Kh are higher then those of inhibitors KPI-1, KI-1, I-I-V etc. Its ability to reduce steel hydrogenation is the same as in the case of KPI-1 inhibitor i.e. below that of KI-1. HCl additives enhance the efficiency of inhibitors KPI-1, KI-1, I-1-V etc. up to the protective ability of KhOSP-10. Kinetics of the electrode processes was estimated from polarization curves

  16. Microbial corrosion of stainless steel.

    Ibars, J R; Moreno, D A; Ranninger, C

    1992-11-01

    Stainless steel, developed because of their greater resistance to corrosion in different aggressive environments, have proved to be affected, however, by various processes and types of corrosion. Some of these types of corrosion, mainly pitting, is activated and developed in the presence of microorganisms, which acting in an isolated or symbiotic way, according to their adaptation to the environment, create a favorable situation for the corrosion of these steel. The microorganisms that are involved, mainly bacteria of both the aerobic and anaerobic type, modify the environment where the stainless steel is found, creating crevices, differential aeration zones or a more aggressive environment with the presence of metabolites. In these circumstances, a local break of the passive and passivating layer is produced, which is proper to these types of steel and impedes the repassivation that is more favorable to corrosion. In the study and research of these types of microbiologically influenced corrosion are found electrochemical techniques, since corrosion is fundamentally an electrochemical process, and microbiological techniques for the identification, culture, and evaluation of the microorganisms involved in the process, as well as in the laboratory or field study of microorganism-metal pairs. Microstructural characterization studies of stainless steel have also been considered important, since it is known that the microstructure of steel can substantially modify their behavior when faced with corrosion. As for surface analysis studies, it is known that corrosion is a process that is generated on and progresses from the surface. The ways of dealing with microbiologically influenced corrosion must necessarily include biocides, which are not always usable or successful, the design of industrial equipment or components that do not favor the adherence of microorganisms, using microstructures in steel less sensitive to corrosion, or protecting the materials. PMID:1492953

  17. Corrosion protection of steel by nitriding and subsequent oxidation; Korrosionsschutz von Stahl durch Nitrieren und anschliessendes Oxidieren

    Ebersbach, U.

    1999-07-01

    The oxidation of nitrided and nitrocarburised steel provides useful protection against wear and corrosion, and is consequently used in industries. For some time now, solid electrolyte sensors have been used to improve the adjustment and control of treatment conditions. Investigations have been carried out to study the relationship between the treatment parameters, the structure of the nitrided layer, and the corrosion behaviour of the treated surfaces. (orig.)

  18. Corrosion properties of steel protected by nanometre-thick oxide coatings

    Highlights: • 40–50 nm mixed alumina–tantala coatings were grown by atomic layer deposition. • Effects of substrate surface finish and oxide mix were analysed. • Nanolaminate stacks are better resistant to breakdown. • Localised corrosion occurs at pre-existing coating defects exposing substrate sites. • Substrate brushing and H2–Ar plasma pre-treatment hinder pit initiation. - Abstract: A comprehensive study of the corrosion properties of low alloy steel protected by 40–50 nm aluminium and tantalum mixed oxide coatings grown by atomic layer deposition is reported. Electrochemical and surface analysis was performed to address the effect of substrate surface finish and whether an oxide mixture or nanolaminate was used. There was no dissolution or breakdown for nanolaminate alumina/tantala stacks in acidic NaCl solution. Localised corrosion (pitting) took place when defects exposing the substrate pre-existed in the coating. Substrate pre-treatment by brushing and H2–Ar plasma was instrumental to block or slow down pit initiation by reducing the defect dimensions

  19. Corrosion Protection of Steel by Thin Coatings of Starch-oil Emulsions

    Corrosion of materials is one of the most serious and challenging problems faced worldwide by industry. This research investigated the inhibition of corrosive behavior by jet-cooked starch-soybean oil composites on SAE 1010 steel. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) was used to evaluate t...

  20. Protection of steel from corrosion and hydrogen absorption by organic inhibitors: experimental and quantum-chemical studies

    Beloglazov G.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The step-strip anodic dissolution technique was used to obtain concentration profiles of cathodic evolved H2 across the depth of Cr-Ni1810 steel under corrosion in water-salt media in the presence of SRB. The proposed approximation of the experimentally obtained distribution of hydrogen along the depth of steel by means of standard Gaussian function made it possible to establish the integral hydrogen content of the sub-layer (up to 80 ?m with high degree of accuracy. The efficiency of protective actions of the studied organic compounds against corrosion and hydrogen absorption by steel were compared with the data of quantum chemical computations performed for isolated molecules of the studied inhibitors with the help of the MNDO method. The results obtained point to a difference in the protective mechanisms of the studies inhibitors in case of anticorrosion action and hydrogen absorption by steel.

  1. Alumina nanostructured coating for corrosion protection of 316L stainless steel

    P. Doodman

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Nanostructured alumina thin films were coated on stainless steel by Sol-Gel dip coating method. In order to prevent crack formation, Al2O3 films were kept in a solvent bath immediately after coating to reduce the rate of drying. Effects of calcination temperature and withdrawal speed on structural properties were analyzed using XRD and SEM. Topography and thickness of coatings were analyzed by AFM. Effects of the above parameters on anticorrosion performance of coats have been evaluated through electrochemical polarization technique. The results indicated that the optimum calcination temperature to achieve the best corrosion protection was 400C. The thickness of one time coating with 1mm/s withdrawal speed was about 146 nm.

  2. The effect of oil on carbon dioxide corrosion inhibition on carbon steel - potential for improved corrosion protection

    Foss, Martin Smedstad

    2009-07-01

    The search for robust and cost efficient ways to prevent internal corrosion of carbon steel piping and equipment in oil and gas production and transportation has lead to the development of highly sophisticated CO{sub 2} corrosion inhibitor products. This thesis studies oil wetting and corrosion inhibitor performance on bare steel and steel with corrosion product deposits on the surface, in the presence of a refined, low aromatic hydrocarbon oil. Three surfactants were used in the experiments; two commercial inhibitor base chemicals; an oleic imidazoline salt (OI) and a phosphate ester (PE), and cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), a well characterized quaternary ammonium compound. Adsorption characteristics of the inhibitors on corroding iron and FeCO{sub 3} particles were also studied. Polarization resistance (PR) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were used to study the effect of the oil on the performance of the inhibitors. The performance testing was done on corroding carbon steel without any surface deposits and on carbon steel with either ferrous carbonate (FeCO{sub 3}) or ferric corrosion products on the surface. The results showed that the addition of oil in the inhibitor tests had a significant, positive effect on the performance of the two commercial corrosion inhibitors; decrease in corrosion rate of about one order of magnitude compared to the rate without oil was found. Based on the EIS data it was concluded that the improved performance was caused by a modification of the inhibitor film and not the formation of a macroscopic oil film on the steel surface. Indications of oil wetting of the steel surface were only found when ferric corrosion products were present and OI was used as the inhibitor. No such effects were seen on bare steel or on FeCO{sub 3} covered surfaces. Contact angle measurements and dispersion tests were used to investigate the effect of the inhibitors on the wettability of the three types of surfaces when they were exposed to water and oil. Both the behavior of an oil droplet on an already water-wet surface and a water droplet on an already oil wet surface were investigated to determine the ability of the inhibitors to alter the affinity of the surface to water and oil respectively. The results indicated the no hydrophilic to hydrophobic transition occurred on bare steel and FeCO{sub 3} covered steel. The testing on surfaces with ferric corrosion products revealed that a water wet to oil-wet transition was possible on the ferric deposits using both PE and OI as inhibitor. The effect was, however, significantly stronger with OI than with PE. It was also found that the addition of the two inhibitors enhanced the hydrophobic behavior of an already oil-wet surface for both bare steel and steel with FeCO{sub 3} deposits. Water droplets entrained in the oil was in these experiments not able to spread on the steel surface. Electrophoresis measurements were used to determine influence of the three inhibitors on the zetapotential of FeCO{sub 3} and corroding iron particles. The tendency of the inhibitors to adsorb on surfaces with the same charge as the head group of the inhibitor was investigated. The focus in the testing on corroding iron was to determine the suitability of zetapotential as a method for investigating surface potential of corroding surfaces. It was found that the inhibitors adsorbed on iron carbonate regardless of the surface charge on the iron carbonate. On iron particles the experiments indicated that measurements of the surface potential of corroding particles could only be done when the corrosion rate had been reduced significantly using corrosion inhibitors. (Author)

  3. The effect of oil on carbon dioxide corrosion inhibition on carbon steel - potential for improved corrosion protection

    The search for robust and cost efficient ways to prevent internal corrosion of carbon steel piping and equipment in oil and gas production and transportation has lead to the development of highly sophisticated CO2 corrosion inhibitor products. This thesis studies oil wetting and corrosion inhibitor performance on bare steel and steel with corrosion product deposits on the surface, in the presence of a refined, low aromatic hydrocarbon oil. Three surfactants were used in the experiments; two commercial inhibitor base chemicals; an oleic imidazoline salt (OI) and a phosphate ester (PE), and cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), a well characterized quaternary ammonium compound. Adsorption characteristics of the inhibitors on corroding iron and FeCO3 particles were also studied. Polarization resistance (PR) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques were used to study the effect of the oil on the performance of the inhibitors. The performance testing was done on corroding carbon steel without any surface deposits and on carbon steel with either ferrous carbonate (FeCO3) or ferric corrosion products on the surface. The results showed that the addition of oil in the inhibitor tests had a significant, positive effect on the performance of the two commercial corrosion inhibitors; decrease in corrosion rate of about one order of magnitude compared to the rate without oil was found. Based on the EIS data it was concluded that the improved performance was caused by a modification of the inhibitor film and not the formation of a macroscopic oil film on the steel surface. Indications of oil wetting of the steel surface were only found when ferric corrosion products were present and OI was used as the inhibitor. No such effects were seen on bare steel or on FeCO3 covered surfaces. Contact angle measurements and dispersion tests were used to investigate the effect of the inhibitors on the wettability of the three types of surfaces when they were exposed to water and oil. Both the behavior of an oil droplet on an already water-wet surface and a water droplet on an already oil wet surface were investigated to determine the ability of the inhibitors to alter the affinity of the surface to water and oil respectively. The results indicated the no hydrophilic to hydrophobic transition occurred on bare steel and FeCO3 covered steel. The testing on surfaces with ferric corrosion products revealed that a water wet to oil-wet transition was possible on the ferric deposits using both PE and OI as inhibitor. The effect was, however, significantly stronger with OI than with PE. It was also found that the addition of the two inhibitors enhanced the hydrophobic behavior of an already oil-wet surface for both bare steel and steel with FeCO3 deposits. Water droplets entrained in the oil was in these experiments not able to spread on the steel surface. Electrophoresis measurements were used to determine influence of the three inhibitors on the zetapotential of FeCO3 and corroding iron particles. The tendency of the inhibitors to adsorb on surfaces with the same charge as the head group of the inhibitor was investigated. The focus in the testing on corroding iron was to determine the suitability of zetapotential as a method for investigating surface potential of corroding surfaces. It was found that the inhibitors adsorbed on iron carbonate regardless of the surface charge on the iron carbonate. On iron particles the experiments indicated that measurements of the surface potential of corroding particles could only be done when the corrosion rate had been reduced significantly using corrosion inhibitors. (Author)

  4. Chromate-free Hybrid Coating for Corrosion Protection of Electrogalvanized Steel Sheets

    Jo, Duhwan; Kwon, Moonjae; Kim, Jongsang [POSCO Technical Research Laboratories, Pohang (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-01-15

    Both electrogalvanized and hot-dip galvanized steel sheets have been finally produced via organic-inorganic surface coating process on the zinc surface to enhance corrosion resistance and afford additional functional properties. Recently, POSCO has been developed a variety of chromate-free coated steels that are widely used in household, construction and automotive applications. New organic-inorganic hybrid coating solutions as chromate alternatives are comprised of surface modified silicate with silane coupling agent and inorganic corrosion inhibitors as an aqueous formulation. In this paper we have prepared new type of hybrid coatings and evaluated quality performances such as corrosion resistance, spot weldability, thermal tolerance, and paint adhesion property etc. The electrogalvanized steels with these coating solutions exhibit good anti-corrosion property compared to those of chromate coated steels. Detailed components composition of coating solutions and experimental results suggest that strong binding between organic-inorganic hybrid coating layer and zinc surface plays a key role in the advanced quality performances.

  5. The corrosion protection of AISI(TM) 1010 steel by organic and inorganic zinc-rich primers

    Danford, M. D.; Mendrek, M. J.

    1995-01-01

    The behavior of zinc-rich primer-coated AISI 1010 steel in 3.5-percent Na-Cl was investigated using electrochemical techniques. The alternating current (ac) method of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), in the frequency range of 0.001 to 40,000 Hz, and the direct current (dc) method of polarization resistance (PR), were used to evaluate the characteristics of an organic, epoxy zinc-rich primer and an inorganic, ethyl silicate zinc-rich primer. A dc electromechanical galvanic corrosion test was also used to determine the corrosion current of each zinc-rich primer anode coupled to a 1010 steel cathode. Duration of the EIS/PR and galvanic testing was 21 days and 24 h, respectively. The galvanic test results demonstrated a very high current between the steel cathode and both zinc-rich primer anodes (38.8 and 135.2 microns A/sq cm for the organic and inorganic primers, respectively). The results of corrosion rate determinations demonstrated a much higher corrosion rate of the zinc in the inorganic primer than in the organic primer, due primarily to the higher porosity in the former. EIS equivalent circuit parameters confirmed this conclusion. Based on this investigation, the inorganic zinc-rich primer appears to provide superior galvanic protection and is recommended for additional study for application on solid rocket booster steel hardware.

  6. Study of electrodeposited polypyrrole coatings for the corrosion protection of stainless steel bipolar plates for the PEM fuel cell

    Garcia, M.A. Lucio [CIE-UNAM, Priv. Xochicalco S/N, 62580 Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Smit, Mascha A. [Unidad de Materiales, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan (CICY), Calle 43 no. 130, col. Chuburna de Hidalgo, 97200 Merida, Yucatan (Mexico)

    2006-07-14

    Polypyrrole coatings were prepared on stainless steel SS304 in order to study the corrosion protection provided by the conductive polymer in a simulated PEM fuel cell environment. The polypyrrole was deposited by electrochemical polymerization with 0.04, 0.07 and 0.14gcm{sup -2} onto SS304 electrodes. Polarization curves, taken after immersion for 1, 3 or 24h in 0.1M sulphuric acid at either room temperature or 60{sup o}C were used as an accelerated test. For short immersion times, it was found that corrosion current densities (at free corrosion potentials), diminished up to 2 orders of magnitude for samples tested at room temperature and up to 4 orders of magnitude for samples tested at 60{sup o}C. Furthermore, at potentials in the range of the PEM fuel cell anode potential, corrosion rates also decreased up to several orders of magnitude. However, these protective properties were lost at longer times of immersion. The addition of DBSA to the polypyrrole coatings did lead to improved corrosion current densities at the free corrosion potential, however due to the loss of passivity of these samples, the corrosion rates in the potential range applicable to PEM fuel cells were either similar to or larger than bare metal. SEM was used to determine the morphology of the coatings and showed that the most homogeneous coating was obtained for 0.07gcm{sup -2} polypyrrole, without the incorporation of DBSA. (author)

  7. An electrochemical study of corrosion protection by primer-topcoat systems on 4130 steel with ac impedance and dc methods

    Mendrek, M. J.; Higgins, R. H.; Danford, M. D.

    1988-01-01

    To investigate metal surface corrosion and the breakdown of metal protective coatings, the ac impedance method is applied to six systems of primer coated and primer topcoated 4130 steel. Two primers were used: a zinc-rich epoxy primer and a red lead oxide epoxy primer. The epoxy-polyamine topcoat was used in four of the systems. The EG and G-PARC Model 368 ac impedance measurement system, along with dc measurements with the same system using the polarization resistance method, were used to monitor changing properties of coated 4230 steel disks immersed in 3.5 percent NaCl solutions buffered at pH 5.4 over periods of 40 to 60 days. The corrosion system can be represented by an electronic analog called an equivalent circuit consisting of resistors and capacitors in specific arrangements. This equivalent circuit parallels the impedance behavior of the corrosion system during a frequency scan. Values for the resistors and capacitors, that can be assigned in the equivalent circuit following a least-squares analysis of the data, describe changes that occur on the corroding metal surface and in the protective coatings. Two equivalent circuits have been determined that predict the correct Bode phase and magnitude of the experimental sample at different immersion times. The dc corrosion current density data are related to equivalent circuit element parameters. Methods for determining corrosion rate with ac impedance parameters are verified by the dc method.

  8. Multilayer Al2O3/TiO2 Atomic Layer Deposition coatings for the corrosion protection of stainless steel

    Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is used to deposit conformal nanometric layers onto different substrates. In this paper, characterization of different ALD layers has been carried out in order to evaluate the suitability of this deposition technolnique for the corrosion protection of stainless steel substrates. Al2O3, TiO2 and multilayer configurations, have been deposited on AISI 316 austenitic stainless steel and have then been investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM), glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Vickers indentation and potentiodynamic polarizations (PP). AFM has been used to obtain a morphological characterization and to evaluate the thickness of the depositions. SEM has been used to investigate the presence of deposition defects. GDOES has been used to obtain a compositional profile. Vickers indentations were used in order to evaluate the resistance to delamination. PPs have been used in order to evaluate the corrosion protection. The results have showed that corrosion resistance can be effectively enhanced. Multilayer configuration proved to be more effective than single layers configurations. - Highlights: ► Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) coatings with different thicknesses were tested. ► Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy gave in-depth composition profiles. ► Corrosion resistance was strongly enhanced by ALD. ► Coating to substrate adhesion was improved for thin and multilayer coatings. ► Multilayer ALD configurations proved to be more protective than single layers.

  9. Corrosion of steel in concrete

    A comparative study has been made of those properties of Massiv and Standard cements which are considered to determine their ability to protect steel reinforcement from corroding. Saturated Massiv cement has a higher evaporabel water content, but a significantly finer pore structure than has saturated Standard cement. This fine structure resulted in an electrical resistivity ten times higher and chloride diffusivity ten times lower than those of Standard cement. Electrochemical measurements have shown that the passive current density of steel in Massiv mortar is higher than that of steel in Standard mortar, but the higher current should lead to a more rapid decrease in potential to a level at which neither chloride attack of hydrogen evolution will occur. Whereas steel in Standard mortar was found to be highly susceptible to crevice corrosion, no such attack has been observed in Massiv mortar. Moreover, the initiation of chloride induced corrosion and the subsequent rates of corrosion were both lower in Massiv mortar than in Standard mortar. Thus, it may be predicted that Massiv cement would provide greater protection for steel reinforcement in underground structures exposed to chloride containing ground water than would Standard cement. (author)

  10. Electrochemical synthesis of bilayer coatings of poly(N-methylaniline) and polypyrrole on mild steel and their corrosion protection performances

    Zeybek, Buelent [Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Ankara (Turkey); Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Kuetahya (Turkey); Ozcicek Pekmez, Nuran, E-mail: npekmez@hacettepe.edu.t [Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Ankara (Turkey); Kilic, Esma [Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Ankara (Turkey)

    2011-10-30

    Highlights: > The bilayers of poly(N-methylaniline) and polypyrrole-dodecylsulfate were synthesized. > These films on mild steel were characterized by cyclic voltammetry, FTIR and FESEM. > DS dopant allows permeation to cations and decreases the ingress of chloride ions. > The PNMA/PPy-DS bilayer coating exhibited the best corrosion resistance in 0.5 M HCl. > The protective properties of polymers was developed by preparing their bilayer coatings. - Abstract: Homopolymer and bilayer coatings of poly(N-methylaniline) (PNMA) and polypyrrole-dodecylsulfate (PPy-DS) have been electropolymerized on a mild steel (MS) surface by the potentiodynamic method in aqueous oxalic acid solutions. In order to include dodecylsulfate ion as dopant in the polypyrrole, sodium dodecylsulfate was also added to the polymerization solution of pyrrole. Characterization of coatings was carried out by the cyclic voltammetry, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). Corrosion behavior of the polymer coated MS electrodes was investigated in highly aggressive 0.5 M HCl solution by the Tafel test and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. Corrosion test revealed that among the protective coatings obtained, the PNMA/PPy-DS bilayer exhibited the best corrosion resistance at all immersion times.

  11. Protection of type 316 austenitic stainless steel from intergranular stress corrosion cracking by thermo-mechanical treatment

    Thermomechanical treatment that causes carbide stabilizing aging of cold worked material followed by recrystallization heating made standard stainless steels highly resistant to intergranular corrosion and stress corrosion cracking in different test environments. After a typical thermal history of simulated welding, several IGSCC susceptibility tests were made. The results showed that the treatment was successful in type 316 steel in wide range of conditions, while type 304 was protected only to a small extent even by closely controlled treatment. Response of the materials to the sensitizing heating in terms of impurity segregation at grain boundaries was also examined by means of microchemical analysis. Advantage of method is that no special care is required in selecting heats of material, so that conventional type 316 is usable by improving the mechanical properties substantially through the treatment. In some optimized cases the mechanical property improvement was typically recognized by the yield strength by about 20% higher at room temperature, compared with the material mill annealed. (author)

  12. Protection of carbon steel against hot corrosion using thermal spray Si- and Cr-base coatings

    Porcayo-Calderon, J.; Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. G.; Martinez, L.

    1998-02-01

    A Fe75Si thermal spray coating was applied on the surface of a plain carbon steel baffle plate. Beneath this coating, a Ni20Cr coating was applied to give better adherence to the silicon coating. The baffle was installed in the high-temperature, fireside, corrosion zone of a steam generator. At the same time, an uncoated 304 stainless steel baffle was installed nearby for comparison. For 13 months the boiler burned heavy fuel oil with high contents of vanadium. The samples were studied employing scanning electron microscopy, x-ray microanalysis, and x-ray diffraction techniques. After that, it was possible to inspect the structural state of the components, and it was found that the stainless steel baffle plates were destroyed almost completely by corrosion, whereas the carbon steel coated baffle plate did not suffer a significant attack, showing that the performance of the thermal spray coating was outstanding and that the coating was not attacked by vanadium salts of the molten slag.

  13. Corrosion protection of the reinforcing steels in chloride-laden concrete environment through epoxy/polyaniline–camphorsulfonate nanocomposite coating

    Highlights: • Epoxy/polyaniline–camphorsulfonate nanocomposite coating well protects steel rebar. • Coating performance is evaluated by impedance measurements up to 1 year. • Ultimate bond strength between the coated rebars and concrete is measured. • Self-compacting concrete shows better anticorrosive property compared to normal one. - Abstract: In this study, an epoxy/polyaniline–camphorsulfonate nanocomposite (epoxy/PANI–CSA) is employed to protect reinforcing steels in chloride-laden concrete environment. The synthesized nanocomposite was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Bare, epoxy-coated and epoxy/PANI–CSA nanocomposite-coated steel rebars were embedded in normal and self-compacting concretes. To evaluate their corrosion behaviors, open circuit potential and impedance measurements were performed for the duration of 1 year. Ultimate bond strength of concrete with the reinforcement bars were measured in corroded and uncorroded conditions. It was found that epoxy/PANI–CSA coating provides good corrosion resistance and durable bond strength with concrete for steel rebars

  14. Fabrication of continuous mesoporous organic-inorganic nanocomposite films for corrosion protection of stainless steel in PEM fuel cells

    Graphical abstract: Ordered mesoporous organic-inorganic composite film has been achieved by sol-gel and spin-coating techniques. We believe that the mesoporous composite films have a potential application as a protect coating of bipolar plate material. Display Omitted Research highlights: → Ordered mesoporous composite film was deposited on the 304 stainless steel. → This composite film exhibited excellent protective performance in 0.5 M H2SO4. → The film exhibited a high surface tension with water contact angle close to 90o. - Abstract: The organic-inorganic composite film was deposited on the 304 stainless steel as bipolar plate material for proton exchange membrane fuel cells by spin-coating method. As shown by XRD, N2 adsorption-desorption and TEM, the composite films exhibit ordered mesoporous structures. The corrosion tests in 0.5 M H2SO4 system displayed that, compared with 304SS, the composite films made corrosion potential shifted to positive direction by 250-1000 mV (SCE) and corrosion current decreased by 1-3 orders of magnitude. Wherein, the C-50-60% composite film showed the optimal protective performance, its corresponding potentiostatic polarization process was extremely stable in the simulated fuel cells environment.

  15. Composition and Morphology of Product Layers in the Steel/Cement Paste Interface in Conditions of Corrosion and Cathodic Protection in Reinforced Concrete :

    Koleva, D. A.; Breugel, K., van; Wit, J.H.W. de; Fraaij, A.L.A.; Boshkov, N.

    2007-01-01

    The present study explores the formation of corrosion products on the steel surface in reinforced concrete in conditions of corrosion and subsequent transformation of these layers in conditions of cathodic protection (CP). Of particular interest was to investigate if the introduced pulse CP (as cost- effective alternative of CP) will lead to similar (or even better) transformation of the product layers on the steel surface, compared to conventional techniques. Qualification and quantification...

  16. Preparation of Crosslinked Amphiphilic Silver Nanogel as Thin Film Corrosion Protective Layer for Steel

    Ayman M. Atta

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Monodisperse silver nanoparticles were synthesized by a new developed method via reaction of AgNO3 and oleic acid with the addition of a trace amount of Fe3+ ions. Emulsion polymerization at room temperature was employed to prepare a core-shell silver nanoparticle with controllable particle size. N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA and potassium peroxydisulfate (KPS were used as a crosslinker, and as redox initiator system, respectively for crosslinking polymerization. The structure and morphology of the silver nanogels were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM and SEM. The effectiveness of the synthesized compounds as corrosion inhibitors for steel in 1 M HCl was investigated by various electrochemical techniques such as potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS. Monolayers of silver nanoparticle were self-assembled on the fresh active surface of the steel electrode and have been tested as a corrosion inhibitor for steel in 1 M HCl solution. The results of polarization measurements showed that nanogel particles act as a mixed type inhibitor.

  17. Preparation of crosslinked amphiphilic silver nanogel as thin film corrosion protective layer for steel.

    Atta, Ayman M; El-Mahdy, Gamal A; Al-Lohedan, Hamad A; Ezzat, Abdelrahman O

    2014-01-01

    Monodisperse silver nanoparticles were synthesized by a new developed method via reaction of AgNO3 and oleic acid with the addition of a trace amount of Fe3+ ions. Emulsion polymerization at room temperature was employed to prepare a core-shell silver nanoparticle with controllable particle size. N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA) and potassium peroxydisulfate (KPS) were used as a crosslinker, and as redox initiator system, respectively for crosslinking polymerization. The structure and morphology of the silver nanogels were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM and SEM). The effectiveness of the synthesized compounds as corrosion inhibitors for steel in 1 M HCl was investigated by various electrochemical techniques such as potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Monolayers of silver nanoparticle were self-assembled on the fresh active surface of the steel electrode and have been tested as a corrosion inhibitor for steel in 1 M HCl solution. The results of polarization measurements showed that nanogel particles act as a mixed type inhibitor. PMID:25036152

  18. Incorporation of Fe3O4/CNTs nanocomposite in an epoxy coating for corrosion protection of carbon steel

    In this study Fe3O4/CNTs composite with magnetic property was prepared by attaching magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by hydrothermal method. The obtained Fe3O4/CNTs composite was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, powder x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The Fe3O4/CNTs composite was then incorporated into an epoxy coating at concentration of 3 wt%. Corrosion protection of epoxy coating containing Fe3O4/CNTs composite was evaluated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and adhesion measurement. The impedance measurements show that Fe3O4/CNTs composite enhanced the corrosion protection of epoxy coating. The corrosion resistance of the carbon steel coated by epoxy coating containing Fe3O4/CNTs composite was significantly higher than that of carbon steel coated by clear epoxy coating and epoxy coating containing CNTs. FE-SEM photographs of fracture surface of coatings showed good dispersion of Fe3O4/CNTs composite in the epoxy matrix. (paper)

  19. Study on cerium-doped nano-TiO2 coatings for corrosion protection of 316 L stainless steel

    Li, Suning; Wang, Qian; Chen, Tao; Zhou, Zhihua; Wang, Ying; Fu, Jiajun

    2012-04-01

    Many methods have been reported on improving the photogenerated cathodic protection of nano-TiO2 coatings for metals. In this work, nano-TiO2 coatings doped with cerium nitrate have been developed by sol-gel method for corrosion protection of 316 L stainless steel. Surface morphology, structure, and properties of the prepared coatings were investigated by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The corrosion protection performance of the prepared coatings was evaluated in 3 wt% NaCl solution by using electrochemical techniques in the presence and absence of simulated sunlight illumination. The results indicated that the 1.2% Ce-TiO2 coating with three layers exhibited an excellent photogenerated cathodic protection under illumination attributed to the higher separation efficiency of electron-hole pairs and higher photoelectric conversion efficiency. The results also showed that after doping with an appropriate concentration of cerium nitrate, the anti-corrosion performance of the TiO2 coating was improved even without irradiation due to the self-healing property of cerium ions.

  20. Investigation of thermal spray coatings on austenitic stainless steel substrate to enhance corrosion protection

    Rogers, Daniel M.

    The research is aimed to evaluate thermal spray coatings to address material issues in supercritical and ultra-supercritical Rankine cycles. The primary purpose of the research is to test, evaluate, and eventually implement a coating to improve corrosion resistance and increase efficiency of coal fired power plants. The research is performed as part of a comprehensive project to evaluate the ability of titanium, titanium carbide, or titanium diboride powders to provide fireside corrosion resistance in supercritical and ultra-supercritical steam boilers, specifically, coal driven boilers in Illinois that must utilize high sulfur and high chlorine content coal. [1] The powder coatings that were tested are nano-sized titanium carbide (TiC) and titanium di-boride (TiB2) powders that were synthesized by a patented process at Southern Illinois University. The powders were then sent to Gas Technology Institute in Chicago to coat steel coupons by HVOF (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel) thermal spray technique. The powders were coated on an austenitic 304H stainless steel substrate which is commonly found in high temperature boilers, pipelines, and heat exchangers. The samples then went through various tests for various lengths of time under subcritical, supercritical, and ultra-supercritical conditions. The samples were examined using a scanning electron microscope and x-ray diffraction techniques to study microstructural changes and then determined which coating performed best.

  1. Galvanic Liquid Applied Coating System For Protection of Embedded Steel Surfaces from Corrosion

    Curran, Joseph; Curran, Jerome; Voska, N. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is an insidious problem facing Kennedy Space Center (KSC), other Government Agencies, and the general public. These problems include KSC launch support structures, highway bridge infrastructure, and building structures such as condominium balconies. Due to these problems, the development of a Galvanic Liquid Applied Coating System would be a breakthrough technology having great commercial value for the following industries: Transportation, Infrastructure, Marine Infrastructure, Civil Engineering, and the Construction Industry. This sacrificial coating system consists of a paint matrix that may include metallic components, conducting agents, and moisture attractors. Similar systems have been used in the past with varying degrees of success. These systems have no proven history of effectiveness over the long term. In addition, these types of systems have had limited success overcoming the initial resistance between the concrete/coating interface. The coating developed at KSC incorporates methods proven to overcome the barriers that previous systems could not achieve. Successful development and continued optimization of this breakthrough system would produce great interest in NASA/KSC for corrosion engineering technology and problem solutions. Commercial patents on this technology would enhance KSC's ability to attract industry partners for similar corrosion control applications.

  2. Nanocomposite films for corrosion protection

    Sababi, Majid

    2013-01-01

    This thesis describes technical and scientific aspects of new types of composite films/coatings for corrosion protection of carbon steel, composite films with nanometer thickness consisting of mussel adhesive protein (Mefp‐1) and ceria nanoparticles, and polymeric composite coatings with micrometre thickness consisting of conducting polymer and ceria nanoparticles in a UV‐curing polyester acrylate (PEA) resin. The influence of microstructure on corrosion behaviour was studied for a Fe‐Cr‐V‐N ...

  3. Corrosion of metallic materials. Dry corrosion, aqueous corrosion and corrosion by liquid metal, methods of protection

    This book is based on a course on materials given in an engineering school. The author first gives an overview of metallurgy issues: metallic materials (pure metals, metallic alloys), defects of crystal lattices (point defects, linear defects or dislocations), equilibrium diagrams, steels and cast, thermal processing of steels, stainless steels, aluminium and its alloys, copper and its alloys. The second part addresses the properties and characterization of surfaces and interfaces: singularity of a metal surface, surface energy of a metal, energy of grain boundaries, adsorption at a material surface, metal-electrolyte interface, surface oxide-electrolyte interface, techniques of surface analysis. The third chapter addresses the electrochemical aspects of corrosion: description of the corrosion phenomenon, free enthalpy of a compound and free enthalpy of a reaction, case of dry corrosion (thermodynamic aspect, Ellingham diagram, oxidation mechanisms, experimental study, macroscopic modelling), case of aqueous corrosion (electrochemical thermodynamics and kinetics, experimental determination of corrosion rate). The fourth part addresses the different forms of aqueous corrosion: generalized corrosion (atmospheric corrosion, mechanisms and tests), localized corrosion (galvanic, pitting, cracking, intergranular, erosion and cavitation), particular cases of stress cracking (stress corrosion, fatigue-corrosion, embrittlement by hydrogen), and bi-corrosion (of non alloyed steels, of stainless steels, and of aluminium and copper alloys). The sixth chapter addresses the struggle and the protection against aqueous corrosion: methods of prevention, scope of use of main alloys, geometry-based protection of pieces, use of corrosion inhibitors, use of organic or metallic coatings, electrochemical protection. The last chapter proposes an overview of corrosion types in industrial practices: in the automotive industry, in the oil industry, in the aircraft industry, and in the electronuclear industry

  4. Aminophosphonate corrosion inhibitors for steel

    The protective properties of the aminophosphonate acids and their complexes with the magnesium and calcium cations in the soft water relative to the rotating steel cylinder are studied. Only two of the seven studied acids, namely the 1.1-oxycarboxypropane-3-amino-di(methylene-phosphonate) and hexamethylenediamine-N,N-tetra (methylenephosphonate acids - are able completely to suppress the steel corrosion in the water. As a rule the complexonates of the studied acids proved to be more efficient, whereby the stability constants by the similar complexing agent (Cs) are the determining factor. The dependence of the protective concentration on the Cs for the Mg2+ and Ca2+ phosphonates, usually less stable as the analogous iron complexonates has the maximum, whereby the complexonates of those acids are more effective, wherein the inherent protective properties are weaker

  5. Corrosion protection of 316 L stainless steel by a TiO2 nanoparticle coating prepared by sol-gel method

    A uniform and TiO2 nanoparticle coating on steels has been prepared using sol-gel method and hydrothermal post-treatments. The morphology and structure of the coatings were analysed using atomic force microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The anticorrosion performances of the coatings in dark and under ultraviolet illumination have been evaluated by using electrochemical techniques. The influences of coating thickness, pH and NaCl concentration on corrosion protection have been examined as well. The results indicate that the TiO2 nanoparticle coatings on steels exhibit an excellent corrosion resistance due to a ceramic protective barrier on metal surface in dark, and a photo-generated cathodic protection current under UV illumination. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements provide an explanation to the increased resistance of nano TiO2 particles coated 316 L stainless steel against corrosion

  6. Effect of zinc phosphate chemical conversion coating on corrosion behaviour of mild steel in alkaline medium: protection of rebars in reinforced concrete

    We outline the ability of zinc phosphate coatings, obtained by chemical conversion, to protect mild steel rebars against localized corrosion, generated by chloride ions in alkaline media. The corrosion resistance of coated steel, in comparison with uncoated rebars and coated and uncoated steel rebars embedded in mortar, were evaluated by open-circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarization, cronoamperometry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The coated surfaces were characterized by x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. First, coated mild steel rebars were studied in an alkaline solution with and without chloride simulating a concrete pore solution. The results showed that the slow dissolution of the coating generates hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2. After a long immersion, the coating became dense and provided an effective corrosion resistance compared with the mild steel rebar. Secondly, the coated and uncoated steel rebars embedded in mortar and immersed in chloride solution showed no corrosion or deterioration of the coated steel. Corrosion rate is considerably lowered by this phosphate coating.

  7. Effect of zinc phosphate chemical conversion coating on corrosion behaviour of mild steel in alkaline medium: protection of rebars in reinforced concrete

    Florica Simescu and Hassane Idrissi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We outline the ability of zinc phosphate coatings, obtained by chemical conversion, to protect mild steel rebars against localized corrosion, generated by chloride ions in alkaline media. The corrosion resistance of coated steel, in comparison with uncoated rebars and coated and uncoated steel rebars embedded in mortar, were evaluated by open-circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarization, cronoamperometry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The coated surfaces were characterized by x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. First, coated mild steel rebars were studied in an alkaline solution with and without chloride simulating a concrete pore solution. The results showed that the slow dissolution of the coating generates hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO46(OH2. After a long immersion, the coating became dense and provided an effective corrosion resistance compared with the mild steel rebar. Secondly, the coated and uncoated steel rebars embedded in mortar and immersed in chloride solution showed no corrosion or deterioration of the coated steel. Corrosion rate is considerably lowered by this phosphate coating.

  8. Corrosion of steel in concrete

    Tuutti, Kyösti

    1982-01-01

    The research work that is presented in this thesis aims at mapping out the various mechanisms which control the process of steel corrosion in concrete. The process of corrosion is illustrated with a schematic model where the service life is divided into a period of initiation and a period of propagation. The time up to the initiation of the corrosion process is determined by the flow of penetrating substances into the concrete cover and by the threshold concentration for corrosion to start. T...

  9. Multilayer graphene for long-term corrosion protection of stainless steel bipolar plates for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell

    Stoot, Adam Carsten; Camilli, Luca; Spiegelhauer, Susie Ann; Yu, Feng; Bøggild, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Motivated by similar investigations recently published (Pu et al., 2015), we report a comparative corrosion study of three sets of samples relevant as bipolar plates for polymer electrolyte fuel cells: stainless steel, stainless steel with a nickel seed layer (Ni/SS) and stainless steel...... with Ni seed layer coated by a multi-layered graphene thin film (G/Ni/SS). The graphene film, synthesized by chemical vapour deposition (CVD), has a moderate amount of defects according to Raman spectroscopy. Short/medium-term corrosion test shows no significant advantage of using G/Ni/SS rather than...

  10. Corrosion protection of steel by thin coatings of starch-oil dry lubricants

    Corrosion of materials is one of the most serious and challenging problems faced worldwide by industry. Dry lubricants reduce friction between two metal surfaces. This research investigated the inhibition of corrosive behavior a dry lubricant formulation consisting of jet-cooked corn starch and soyb...

  11. Acid Corrosion Inhibition of Steel by Lamotrigine

    Nataraja, S. E.; B.M. Praveen; Venkatesha, T. V.; B. S. Shylesha

    2012-01-01

    Corrosion inhibition effect of lamotrigine on steel in 1.0 M HCl and 0.5 M H2SO4 was studied by techniques like weight loss, polarisation, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Results indicated that lamotrigine is more competent in HCl than in H2SO4 and is justified by scanning electron micrographs. Protection efficiency increased with the concentration of inhibitor and decreased with temperature. Adsorption study revealed the comprehensive adsorption of lamotrigine molecules on steel ...

  12. Effective corrosion protection

    The following methods have been developed to minimize corrosion in conventional and nuclear power plants, heating station equipment, and other heat generating installations and district heat distribution grids: (1) chemical cleaning of steam and water boilers by using a special active agent which forms compounds with multivalent metal ions and dissolves already existing deposits on the wall, (2) corrosion protection of steam and hot water boilers of all systems and types during shut down by the use of a film-forming substance, and (3) corrosion protection of warm and hot water grids during operation or shut down by introducing a corrosion inhibitor which forms a protective film on all metal surfaces upon which the warm or hot water impinges during routine operation. The technical and economical advantages of the methods are summarized

  13. Monitoring Techniques for Microbially Influenced Corrosion of Carbon Steel

    Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    2000-01-01

    Microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) of carbon steel may occur in media with microbiological activity of especially sulphate-reducing bacteria, e.g. on pipelines buried in soil and on marine structures. MIC of carbon steel must be monitored on-line in order to provide an efficient protection and...... corrosion and detects localised corrosion, but the sensitivity is not high enough for monitoring initiation of pitting and small attacks. Electrochemical techniques as LPR and EIS give distorted data and unreliable corrosion rates, when biofilm and corrosion products cover the steel surface. However, EIS...

  14. Electrochemical, atomic force microscopy and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy studies of pre-formed mussel adhesive protein films on carbon steel for corrosion protection

    Electrochemical measurements, in situ and ex situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) experiments and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS) analysis were performed to investigate the formation and stability as well as corrosion protection properties of mussel adhesive protein (Mefp-1) films on carbon steel, and the influence of cross-linking by NaIO4 oxidation. The in situ AFM measurements show flake-like adsorbed protein aggregates in the film formed at pH 9. The ex situ AFM images indicate multilayer-like films and that the film becomes more compact and stable in NaCl solution after the cross-linking. The IRAS results reveal the absorption bands of Mefp-1 on carbon steel before and after NaIO4 induced oxidation of the pre-adsorbed protein. Within a short exposure time, a certain corrosion protection effect was noted for the pre-formed Mefp-1 film in 0.1 M NaCl solution. Cross-linking the pre-adsorbed film by NaIO4 oxidation significantly enhanced the protection efficiency by up to 80%. - Highlights: ► Mussel protein was tested as “green” corrosion protection strategy for steel. ► At pH 9, the protein adsorbs on carbon steel and forms a multilayer-like film. ► NaIO4 leads to structural changes and cross-linking of the protein film. ► Cross-linking results in a dense and compact film with increased stability. ► Cross-linking of preformed film significantly enhances the corrosion protection.

  15. Electrochemical, atomic force microscopy and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy studies of pre-formed mussel adhesive protein films on carbon steel for corrosion protection

    Zhang, Fan, E-mail: fanzhang@kth.se [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Div. of Surface and Corrosion Science, Drottning Kristinas vaeg.51, SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Pan, Jinshan [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Div. of Surface and Corrosion Science, Drottning Kristinas vaeg.51, SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Claesson, Per Martin [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Div. of Surface and Corrosion Science, Drottning Kristinas vaeg.51, SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Institute for Surface Chemistry, P.O. Box 5607, SE-114 86 Stockholm (Sweden); Brinck, Tore [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Physical Chemistry, Division of Physical Chemistry, Teknikringen 36, SE-10044 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2012-10-01

    Electrochemical measurements, in situ and ex situ atomic force microscopy (AFM) experiments and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS) analysis were performed to investigate the formation and stability as well as corrosion protection properties of mussel adhesive protein (Mefp-1) films on carbon steel, and the influence of cross-linking by NaIO{sub 4} oxidation. The in situ AFM measurements show flake-like adsorbed protein aggregates in the film formed at pH 9. The ex situ AFM images indicate multilayer-like films and that the film becomes more compact and stable in NaCl solution after the cross-linking. The IRAS results reveal the absorption bands of Mefp-1 on carbon steel before and after NaIO{sub 4} induced oxidation of the pre-adsorbed protein. Within a short exposure time, a certain corrosion protection effect was noted for the pre-formed Mefp-1 film in 0.1 M NaCl solution. Cross-linking the pre-adsorbed film by NaIO{sub 4} oxidation significantly enhanced the protection efficiency by up to 80%. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mussel protein was tested as 'green' corrosion protection strategy for steel. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer At pH 9, the protein adsorbs on carbon steel and forms a multilayer-like film. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NaIO{sub 4} leads to structural changes and cross-linking of the protein film. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cross-linking results in a dense and compact film with increased stability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cross-linking of preformed film significantly enhances the corrosion protection.

  16. Development of Nb2O5|Cu composite as AISI 1020 steel thermal spray coating for protection against corrosion by soil in buried structures

    An Nb2O|Cu corrosion-resistant coating was developed and applied onto AISI 1020 steel substrate by Powder Flame Spray. A galvanostatic electrochemical technique was employed, with and without ohmic drop, in four different soils (two corrosively aggressive and two less aggressive). Behavior of coatings in different soils was compared using a cathodic hydrogen reduction reaction (equilibrium potential, overvoltage and exchange current density) focusing on the effect of ohmic drop. Results allow recommendation of Nb2O5|Cu composite for use in buried structure protection. (author)

  17. Evaluation of the protection behaviour of reinforcement steel against corrosion induced by chlorides in reinforced mortar specimens; Avaliacao do comportamento frente a corrosao pelo ataque de cloreto de argamassa armada apos varios tratamentos protetores

    Crivelaro, Marcos

    2002-07-01

    In this work various treatments for protecting reinforcing steels against corrosion induced by chlorides have been evaluated. Additives to mortars and surface treatments given to reinforcing steels were evaluated as corrosion protection measures. In the preliminary tests the corrosion resistance of a CA 50 steel treated by immersion in nearly 50 different solutions, was determined. The solutions were prepared with tannins (from various sources) and/or benzotriazole, and during immersion, a surface film formed on the steel. The corrosion resistance of the coated steels was evaluated in a saturated Ca(OH){sub 2} solution with 5% (wt) NaCl. Preliminary tests were also carried out with mortars reinforced with uncoated steel to which tannin or lignin was added. Two organic coatings, a monocomponent and a bicomponent type, formulated specially for this investigation, with both tannin and benzotriazole, were also tested in the preliminary tests to select the coating with better corrosion protection property. The bicomponent type (epoxy coating) showed better performance than the monocomponent type coating, and the former was therefore chosen to investigate the corrosion performance on CA 50 steel inside mortar specimens. From the preliminary tests, two solutions with tannin from two sources, Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) and Brazilian tea (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill), to which benzotriazole and phosphoric acid were added, were chosen. Mortar specimens reinforced with CA50 steel treated by immersion in these two solutions were prepared. Also, epoxy coated CA50 steel was tested as reinforcement inside mortar specimens. Mortars reinforced with uncoated CA50 steel were also prepared and corrosion tested for comparison. The effect of tannin and lignin as separate additives to the mortar on the corrosion resistance of uncoated steel was also studied. The reinforced mortar specimens were tested with various cycles of immersion for 2 days in 3.5% (wt) NaCl followed by with air drying for 5 days. The corrosion tests used in this investigation were gravimetric and electrochemical tests. The results showed satisfactory corrosion performance for all kinds of protection measures. However, the performance depended on the type of protection used. The best performance was obtained with tannin containing epoxy coated steel, followed by the steel treated by immersion in tannin containing solutions and finally by the addition of tannin (Black Wattle) or lignin to the mortar. All the protection measures evaluated in this study are economically viable and environmentally friendly and can therefore be considered for protecting reinforcement steels against corrosion. (author)

  18. Corrosion fatigue of steel in concrete structures

    The basic objective of this research programme was to clarify to what extent the traditional alkaline protection is sufficient also under cyclic actions in chloride environments or under which conditions more protection efforts (coating, cathodic protection) would be required. As a measure of the efficiency of the protection the fatigue strength of the prestressing steel under simultaneous action of different corrosive environments has been investigated. Corrosion fatigue tests on 3 series of 3-point-loaded beams post-tensioned with a 7-wire monostrand tendon according to German standard specifications have been performed. The corrosive environment was produced for the beams of the first two series by wetting their surface with salt water in regular intervals. For the third series of beams chloride has been added to the concrete and the grouting mortar and the beams have been wetted with water at proper intervals. Constant amplitude load cycles have been applied. (orig./MM)

  19. LongerLife products increase the sustainability. Is corrosion protection ecologically useful for steel components?; LongerLife-Produkte erhoehen die Nachhaltigkeit. Ist Korrosionsschutz von Stahlbauteilen oekologisch sinnvoll?

    Rogall, Armin Dietmar [Fachhochschule Dortmund (Germany). Fachbereich Architektur

    2011-07-01

    The installation of hot-dip galvanized construction units means sustainable acting. Since corrosion protection by hot-dip galvanizing can be particularly named sustainable due to its longevity, its environmental careful production, its recycling ability and life extension of steel components. Particularly the reduction of the maintenance cycles and utilization costs accompanying with a slightly higher initial investment makes the hot-dip galvanizing a sustainable system. Steel components which are treated with galvanization and colour coating, have a maintenance-free life span of more than 80 years.

  20. Corrosion protection by electro-deposited aluminum

    Suchentrunk, R.

    1980-03-01

    Deposition of aluminum on various substrates by using a nonaqueous organic electrolytic system is described. The metallic deposit has a high purity and good corrosion protection properties. It can be used as a substitute for the highly toxic cadmium. Possible fields of application are protection against corrosion of high strength steels without any danger of hydrogen embrittlement, the coating of lightweight materials like aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys, and the fabrication of fiber reinforced metal matrix composites.

  1. Corrosion protection of cold-rolled steel with alkyd paint coatings composited with submicron-structure types polypyrrole-modified nano-size alumina and carbon nanotubes

    Highlights: ► Alumina/carbon nanotube (CNT) supported polypyrrole (PPy) particles were prepared. ► Various paint compositions with alkyd binder were immersion tested. ► Alumina-supported PPy based coating provided steel protection in NaCl solution. ► Polyelectrolyte modified CNT embedded coating afforded long-term stable protection. ► sulphonated CNT loaded coating indicated firm corrosion resistance in HCL solution. ► Results are interpreted on the basis of nano and microstructure of the particles. - Abstract: This paper is focused on studying corrosion protection of cold-rolled steel with alkyd paint coatings comprising nano-size alumina and either polystyrene-sulphonate (PSS) modified or sulphonated multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) supported polypyrrole (PPy). Single layer coatings (in thickness of 40 ± 5 μm) comprising PPy deposited alumina and PSS modified MWCNT supported PPy afforded viable protection during the 1 M sodium chloride test. The coatings containing PSS modified and weakly sulphonated MWCNTs (at volume fractions of 9.9 × 10−4 and 2.5 × 10−4) with PPy volume fractions of 3.5 × 10−3 and 2.5 × 10−3 provided effective corrosion prevention during the 1 M sodium chloride and hydrochloric acid solution tests. While inhibitor particles were characterised by infrared spectroscopy, corrosion products formed at the paint–steel interface were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Apart from the electron microscopy observations, rheology study of three-dimensional structure of the inhibitor particles was performed in dispersions at similar compositions to those used for the paint formulations. Thus, protection mechanism relating to both types of immersion tests is discussed in terms of properties of the inhibitor particles and their microstructure in the coatings.

  2. Protection of Mild Steel Against Sulphides Corrosion In Petroleum Oil Industry

    The aggressive properties of the media encountered when drilling for oil derive from the fact that they contain an abundance of mineralized water, as well as hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide. Particularly vulnerable to corrosion and installation of old deposits, where highly mineralized water or sometimes even sea water, is pumped into the bed so as to increase the oil yield, and where acid treatment is also carried out, the injection of such water into the bed creates favourable conditions for the development of microbiological processes promoting the life activity of sulphate-reducing bacteria and contributing to the appearance of hydrogen sulphide in the system

  3. Alumina nanostructured coating for corrosion protection of 316L stainless steel

    P. Doodman; M. A. Faghihi-Sani; N. Barati; Afshar, A.

    2014-01-01

    Nanostructured alumina thin films were coated on stainless steel by Sol-Gel dip coating method. In order to prevent crack formation, Al2O3 films were kept in a solvent bath immediately after coating to reduce the rate of drying. Effects of calcination temperature and withdrawal speed on structural properties were analyzed using XRD and SEM. Topography and thickness of coatings were analyzed by AFM. Effects of the above parameters on anticorrosion performance of coats have been evaluated throu...

  4. Corrosion fatigue of steels

    Corrosion fatigue phenomena can be classified into two main groups according to the electrochemical state of the metal surface in the presence of electrolytes: the active and the passive state with an important sub-group of corrosion fatigue in the unstable passive state. The allowable stress for structures exposed to the conjoint action of corrosion and fatigue is influenced by many factors: kind of media, number of cycles, frequency, mean stress, size, notches, loading mode, alloy composition and mechanical strength. A critical literature review shows contradictory results if a classification by the electrochemical surface state is not applied. Case histories and counter measures illustrate the practical importance of corrosion fatigue in many branches of industry as well as the urgent need for a better knowledge about the mutual influence of the phenomena to get rules by which the engineer can appraise the risk of corrosion fatigue. (orig.)

  5. Silica-based hybrid coatings for corrosion protection of carbon steel. Part I: Effect of pretreatment with phosphoric acid

    Santana, Ianina; Pepe, Andrés; Jiménez Piqué, Emilio; Pellice, Sergio; Ceré, Silvia

    2012-01-01

    This work studies the synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic–inorganic coatings based on silica to improve the corrosion resistance of carbon steel. Hybrid organic–inorganic silica sol–gel coatings were obtained by dipping in an organically modified silica sol synthesized through hydrolysis and condensation of 3-glicidoxipropyl-trimetoxisilano (GPTMS) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) in acidic catalysis. The coatings were doped with a cerium salt (Ce(NO3)3·6H2O) and loaded w...

  6. Some peculiarities of corrosion of wheel steel

    Alexander SHRAMKO; Alfred KOZLOWSKY; Elena BELAJA; Yuriy PROIDAK; Pinchuk, Sofia; Gubenko, Svetlana

    2009-01-01

    Corrosion mechanism and rate of different chemical composition and structural condition of wheel steel were investigated. It was shown that “white layers”, variation in grain size and banding of wheel steel structure results in corrosion rate. Microstructure of steel from different elements of railway wheels after operation with corrosion was investigated. Wheel steel with addition of vanadium corroded more quickly than steel without vanadium. Non-metallic inclusions are the centre of corrosi...

  7. Atmospheric corrosion of mild steel

    Morcillo, M.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The atmospheric corrosion of mild steel is an extensive topic that has been studied by many authors in different regions throughout the world. This compilation paper incorporates relevant publications on the subject, in particular about the nature of atmospheric corrosion products, mechanisms of atmospheric corrosion and kinetics of the atmospheric corrosion process, paying special attention to two matters upon which relatively less information has been published: a the morphology of steel corrosion products and corrosion product layers; and b long-term atmospheric corrosion ( > 10 years.

    La corrosin atmosfrica del acero suave es un tema de gran amplitud que ha sido tratado por muchos autores en numerosas regiones del mundo. Este artculo de compilacin incorpora publicaciones relevantes sobre esta temtica, en particular sobre la naturaleza de los productos de corrosin atmosfrica, mecanismos y cintica de los procesos de corrosin atmosfrica, prestando una atencin especial a dos aspectos sobre los que la informacin publicada ha sido menos abundante: a morfologa de los productos de corrosin del acero y capas de productos de corrosin, y b corrosin atmosfrica a larga duracin (> 10 aos.

  8. Electrochemical and analytical study of some organic inhibitors used for carbon steel corrosion protection in water cooling systems

    Water is the main cooling fluid in most industrial applications due to its wide existence in nature and its high specific heat capacity and its thermal conductivity. If pure water was used in cooling systems no problems will occur. However, due to the presence of suspended matter and dissolved solids and gases in water three main problems are encountered in industrial cooling systems; corrosion, scale, and growth of microorganisms which all badly affect the heat transfer efficiency of such system. This study is concerned with utilizing organic inhibitors to control corrosion of mild steel. Three inhibitors were used; 1-hydroxyethylene-1,1- diphosphonic acid (HEDP) as an example of phosphonates, sodium octanoate (C7H15-COONa)as an examples of carboxylates, and 2- phosphono-butane -1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid (PBTC) as an example of a compound having two effective groups: carboxylate and phosphonate (PBTC). City water available at site was used in the present study as a large number of cooling systems utilize water available at site together with mechanical and chemical treatment methods to control corrosion among the two other problems. Two experimental techniques were utilized, potentiodynamic polarization technique and gravimetric technique. The gravimetric technique included a flow loop to simulate the flowing condition of a cooling circuit and a one-day immersion test. Carbon steel specimens, polished to 120 and 600 grit size were used to investigate the effect of surface roughness on the corrosion inhibition efficiency.

  9. Corrosion protection of galvanized steel and electroplating steel by decanoic acid in aqueous solution: Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, XPS and ATR-FTIR

    The inhibiting action of decanoic acid towards the corrosion behaviour of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution has been studied using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. Data obtained from EIS show a frequency distribution and therefore a modelling element with frequency dispersion behaviour, a constant phase element (CPE) has been used. Results obtained revealed that decanoic acid is an effective inhibitor. The better performance was obtained in the case of electroplating steel. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy surface analysis shows that, decanoic acid is chemisorbed on surface of galvanized steel and electroplating steel. These studies have shown that the active site for binding the film on metal surface is the anionic carboxylate head. Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy was used to identify the nature of the deposits on the metal surface.

  10. Cathodic protection to control microbiologically influenced corrosion

    Information about the cathodic protection performance in environments with microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) effects is very fragmented and often contradictory. Not enough is known about the microbial effects on cathodic protection effectiveness, criteria, calcareous deposits, corrosion rates and possible hydrogen embrittlement of titanium and some stainless steel condenser tubes. This paper presents a review of cathodic protection systems, describes several examples of cathodic protection in environments with MIC effects and provides preliminary conclusions about cathodic protection design parameters, criteria and effectiveness in MIC environments. 30 refs

  11. Steel corrosion in radioactive waste storage tanks

    A collaborative study is being conducted by CNEA and USDOE (Department of Energy of the United States of America) to investigate the effects of tank waste chemistry on radioactive waste storage tank corrosion. Radioactive waste is stored in underground storage tanks that contain a combination of salts, consisting primarily of sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite and sodium hydroxide. The USDOE, Office of River Protection at the Hanford Site, has identified a need to conduct a laboratory study to better understand the effects of radioactive waste chemistry on the corrosion of waste storage tanks at the Hanford Site. The USDOE science need (RL-WT079-S Double-Shell Tanks Corrosion Chemistry) called for a multi year effort to identify waste chemistries and temperatures within the double-shell tank (DST) operating limits for corrosion control and operating temperature range that may not provide the expected corrosion protection and to evaluate future operations for the conditions outside the existing corrosion database. Assessment of corrosion damage using simulated (non-radioactive) waste is being made of the double-shell tank wall carbon steel alloy. Evaluation of the influence of exposure time, and electrolyte composition and/or concentration is being also conducted. (author)

  12. BWR steel containment corrosion

    The report describes regulatory actions taken after corrosion was discovered in the drywell at the Oyster Creek Plant and in the torus at the Nine Mile Point 1 Plant. The report describes the causes of corrosion, requirements for monitoring corrosion, and measures to mitigate the corrosive environment for the two plants. The report describes the issuances of generic letters and information notices either to collect information to determine whether the problem is generic or to alert the licensees of similar plants about the existence of such a problem. Implementation of measures to enhance the containment performance under severe accident conditions is discussed. A study by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) of the performance of a degraded containment under severe accident conditions is summarized. The details of the BNL study are in the appendix to the report

  13. Development of low-temperature galvanizing and its application for corrosion protection of high-strength steels; Entwicklung einer niedrigschmelzenden Legierung und deren Applikation zum Korrosionsschutz hochfester Staehle

    Wielage, B.; Lampke, T.; Steinhaeuser, S. [Technische Universitaet Chemnitz (Germany). Institut fuer Werkstoffwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik; Strobel, C. [Fachhochschule Ingolstadt (Germany); Merklinger, V.

    2008-12-15

    Apart from reliability and quality, vehicle safety and cost efficiency are the decisive criteria for automobile manufacturers. Corrosion protection plays a decisive role because it increases the service life. The ultra-high-strength steels are materials which exhibit high lightweight potential as well as a very good energy absorption capacity because of their mechanical properties. In connection with the possibility of hot forming, they are predestined for the fabrication of complicated, load-compatible shapes in the crash-relevant frame and body construction. The application of these steel qualities has been carried out in structural parts which are protected from corrosion by a hot-dip coat of FeAl7 - the so-called Usibor. However, at the moment there is no ready-for-production solution for later corrosion protection of already hot-formed parts. Therefore, a corrosion protection system on the basis of conventional low-temperature galvanizing processes has been developed and utilized. First, the softening behavior of the highly-resistant 22MnB5 substrate was analyzed. Afterwards, a galvanizing system was developed and applied. The corrosion protection coatings were characterized with regard to their structure and corrosion protection potential. As a result, a significant improvement of the corrosion behaviour has occurred. (Abstract Copyright [2008], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) [German] Neben Zuverlaessigkeit und Qualitaet sind vor allem Fahrzeugsicherheit und Wirtschaftlichkeit entscheidende Kriterien fuer den Automobilhersteller. Der Korrosionsschutz spielt dabei eine herausragende Rolle, da hierdurch die Lebens- und Gebrauchsdauer erhoeht wird. Mit der Bereitstellung hoechstfester Stahlqualitaeten stehen Werkstoffe zur Verfuegung, die auf Grund ihrer mechanischen Eigenschaften ein hohes Leichtbaupotenzial sowie ein sehr gutes Energieabsorptionsvermoegen aufweisen. In Verbindung mit der Moeglichkeit der Warmformgebung sind sie damit praedestiniert fuer die Herstellung komplizierter, beanspruchungsgerechter Formen im crashrelevanten Karosseriebereich. Der Einsatz dieser Stahlqualitaeten erfolgt bislang in Strukturbauteilen, die mit einem Schmelztauchueberzug aus FeAl7, sog. Usibor, vor Korrosion geschuetzt sind. Jedoch besteht zurzeit keine serienreife Loesung fuer den nachtraeglichen Korrosionsschutz von bereits warmumgeformten Bauteilen. Deshalb wurde ein Korrosionsschutzsystem auf Basis des herkoemmlichen Schmelztauchverzinkungsprozesses entwickelt und appliziert. Zunaechst wurde das Entfestigungsverhalten des hoechstfesten Substrats 22MnB5 analysiert. Anschliessend wurde ein Legierungssystem entwickelt und appliziert. Die so entstandenen Korrosionsschutzschichten wurden hinsichtlich ihrer Struktur und des Korrosionsschutzpotenzials charakterisiert. Im Ergebnis tritt eine deutliche Verbesserung des Korrosionsverhaltens ein. (Abstract Copyright [2008], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  14. Volatile corrosion inhibitor film formation on carbon steel surface and its inhibition effect on the atmospheric corrosion of carbon steel

    A novel volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI), bis-piperidiniummethyl-urea (BPMU), was developed for temporary protection of carbon steel. Its vapor corrosion inhibition property was evaluated under simulated operational conditions. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was applied to study the inhibition effect of BPMU on the corrosion of carbon steel with a thin stimulated atmospheric corrosion water layers. Adsorption of BPMU on carbon steel surfaces was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results indicate that BPMU can form a protective film on the metal surface, which protects the metal against further corrosion. The structure of the protective film was suggested as one BPMU molecule chelated with one Fe atom to form a complex with two hexa-rings

  15. Corrosion inhibition performance of 2-mercaptobenzimidazole and 2-mercaptobenzoxazole compounds for protection of mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution

    The effect of some mercapto functional azole compounds on the corrosion of mild steel in 1 M hydrochloric acid solution was studied by polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Polarization studies showed depression of cathodic and anodic polarization curves in the presence of mercapto functional azole compounds, indicating mixed type corrosion inhibition of the compounds. Double layer capacitance and charge transfer resistance values were derived from EIS results. Changes in impedance parameters are indicative of adsorption of these compounds on the metal surface. Surface analysis SEM/EDX showing presence of sulfur on the surface confirmed the adsorption of the azole compounds on the mild steel surface as showed by electrochemical methods. Both compounds contain a pyridine-like nitrogen atom and a sulfur atom in their molecular structure, while they differ in only one heteroatom: oxygen in the oxazole ring and pyrrole-like nitrogen in the imidazole ring. The results of the electrochemical techniques revealed that changing the pyrrole like nitrogen atom to oxygen atom in the azole ring results in a decrease of corrosion inhibition performance in hydrochloric acid solution, which could be related to more negative charge on pyrrole-like nitrogen atom in comparison to oxygen atom as depicted by quantum chemical calculations.

  16. Corrosion inhibition performance of 2-mercaptobenzimidazole and 2-mercaptobenzoxazole compounds for protection of mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution

    Mahdavian, M., E-mail: mahdavian@aut.ac.i [Department of Surface Coatings and Corrosion, Institute for Color Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16765-654, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ashhari, S. [Department of Surface Coatings and Corrosion, Institute for Color Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16765-654, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2010-02-01

    The effect of some mercapto functional azole compounds on the corrosion of mild steel in 1 M hydrochloric acid solution was studied by polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Polarization studies showed depression of cathodic and anodic polarization curves in the presence of mercapto functional azole compounds, indicating mixed type corrosion inhibition of the compounds. Double layer capacitance and charge transfer resistance values were derived from EIS results. Changes in impedance parameters are indicative of adsorption of these compounds on the metal surface. Surface analysis SEM/EDX showing presence of sulfur on the surface confirmed the adsorption of the azole compounds on the mild steel surface as showed by electrochemical methods. Both compounds contain a pyridine-like nitrogen atom and a sulfur atom in their molecular structure, while they differ in only one heteroatom: oxygen in the oxazole ring and pyrrole-like nitrogen in the imidazole ring. The results of the electrochemical techniques revealed that changing the pyrrole like nitrogen atom to oxygen atom in the azole ring results in a decrease of corrosion inhibition performance in hydrochloric acid solution, which could be related to more negative charge on pyrrole-like nitrogen atom in comparison to oxygen atom as depicted by quantum chemical calculations.

  17. Inhibition of the Corrosion of Mild Steel in Acid Media by Naturally Occurring Acacia Senegal

    Urvija Garg; R. K. Tak

    2010-01-01

    The inhibition of corrosion of mild steel in HCl solution by naturally occurring Acacia Senegal has been studied in relation to the concentration of inhibitor and concentration of corrosive medium. It has been observed that the Acacia Senegal alcoholic extract acts as a good corrosion inhibitor in hydrochloric acid solution and the adsorption of the extract provides a good protection against mild steel corrosion.

  18. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND CORROSION PROTECTION OF CARBON STEEL COATED WITH AN EPOXY BASED POWDER COATING CONTAINING MONTMORILONITE FUNCTIONALIZED WITH SILANE

    Paula Tibola Bertuoli

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present work the MMT-Na+ clay was functionalized with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (γ-APS and incorporated in a commercial formulation epoxy-based powder coating in a proportion of 8 wt% and applied on 1008 carbon steel panels by electrostatic spray. Adhesion, flexibility, impact and corrosion performance in salt spray chamber tests were performed to evaluate the coatings. The presence of clay did not affect the mechanical properties of the film, however greater subcutaneous migration was assessed after the completion of salt spray testing, which can compromise the use of paints obtained as primers.

  19. The Corrosion Protection of Metals by Ion Vapor Deposited Aluminum

    Danford, M. D.

    1993-01-01

    A study of the corrosion protection of substrate metals by ion vapor deposited aluminum (IVD Al) coats has been carried out. Corrosion protection by both anodized and unanodized IVD Al coats has been investigated. Base metals included in the study were 2219-T87 Al, 7075-T6 Al, Titanium-6 Al-4 Vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V), 4130 steel, D6AC steel, and 4340 steel. Results reveal that the anodized IVD Al coats provide excellent corrosion protection, but good protection is also achieved by IVD Al coats that have not been anodized.

  20. Study on cerium-doped nano-TiO2 coatings for corrosion protection of 316 L stainless steel.

    Li, Suning; Wang, Qian; Chen, Tao; Zhou, Zhihua; Wang, Ying; Fu, Jiajun

    2012-01-01

    Many methods have been reported on improving the photogenerated cathodic protection of nano-TiO2 coatings for metals. In this work, nano-TiO2 coatings doped with cerium nitrate have been developed by sol-gel method for corrosion protection of 316 L stainless steel. Surface morphology, structure, and properties of the prepared coatings were investigated by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The corrosion protection performance of the prepared coatings was evaluated in 3 wt% NaCl solution by using electrochemical techniques in the presence and absence of simulated sunlight illumination. The results indicated that the 1.2% Ce-TiO2 coating with three layers exhibited an excellent photogenerated cathodic protection under illumination attributed to the higher separation efficiency of electron-hole pairs and higher photoelectric conversion efficiency. The results also showed that after doping with an appropriate concentration of cerium nitrate, the anti-corrosion performance of the TiO2 coating was improved even without irradiation due to the self-healing property of cerium ions. PMID:22515192

  1. Tantalum oxide nanocoatings prepared by atomic layer and filtered cathodic arc deposition for corrosion protection of steel: Comparative surface and electrochemical analysis

    Highlights: ► 50 nm Ta2O5 coatings grown by ALD at 160 °C and FCAD for protection of steel. ► Combined analysis by ToF-SIMS, XPS, polarization curves and EIS. ► Relation between chemical architecture and corrosion protection properties studied. ► Localized corrosion by pitting with absence of coating dissolution demonstrated. ► Origin and role of spurious interfacial oxide promoting coating breakdown emphasized. -- Abstract: A comparative study by Time-of-Flight Secondary Ions Mass Spectrometry and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, i–E polarization curves and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of the corrosion protection of low alloy steel by 50 nm thick tantalum oxide coatings prepared by low temperature Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Filtered Cathodic Arc Deposition (FCAD) is reported. The data evidence the presence of a spurious oxide layer mostly consisting of iron grown by transient thermal oxidation at the ALD film/substrate interface in the initial stages of deposition and its suppression by pre-treatment in the FCAD process. Carbonaceous contamination (organic and carbidic) resulting from incomplete removal of the organic precursor is the major cause of the poorer sealing properties of the ALD film. No coating dissolution is demonstrated in neutral or acid 0.2 M NaCl solutions. In acid solution localized corrosion by pitting proceeds faster with the ALD than with the FCAD coating. The roles of the pre-existing channel defects exposing the substrate surface and of the spurious interfacial oxide promoting coating breakdown and/or delamination are emphasized

  2. Corrosion behavior of 2205 duplex stainless steel.

    Platt, J A; Guzman, A; Zuccari, A; Thornburg, D W; Rhodes, B F; Oshida, Y; Moore, B K

    1997-07-01

    The corrosion of 2205 duplex stainless steel was compared with that of AISI type 316L stainless steel. The 2205 stainless steel is a potential orthodontic bracket material with low nickel content (4 to 6 wt%), whereas the 316L stainless steel (nickel content: 10 to 14 wt%) is a currently used bracket material. Both stainless steels were subjected to electrochemical and immersion (crevice) corrosion tests in 37 degrees C, 0.9 wt% sodium chloride solution. Electrochemical testing indicates that 2205 has a longer passivation range than 316L. The corrosion rate of 2205 was 0.416 MPY (milli-inch per year), whereas 316L exhibited 0.647 MPY. When 2205 was coupled to 316L with equal surface area ratio, the corrosion rate of 2205 reduced to 0.260 MPY, indicating that 316L stainless steel behaved like a sacrificial anode. When 316L is coupled with NiTi, TMA, or stainless steel arch wire and was subjected to the immersion corrosion test, it was found that 316L suffered from crevice corrosion. On the other hand, 2205 stainless steel did not show any localized crevice corrosion, although the surface of 2205 was covered with corrosion products, formed when coupled to NiTi and stainless steel wires. This study indicates that considering corrosion resistance, 2205 duplex stainless steel is an improved alternative to 316L for orthodontic bracket fabrication when used in conjunction with titanium, its alloys, or stainless steel arch wires. PMID:9228844

  3. Next generation corrosion protection for the automotive industry

    Hosking, Niamh C.

    2008-01-01

    Vehicle bodies are generally constructed from galvanized steel, which, together with phosphate and e-coat paint treatments, ensures corrosion resistance. The use of these materials alone cannot provide adequate corrosion protection to certain features that are inherent to vehicle body construction but are also vulnerable to corrosion, such as cut edges of panels and creviced joints. The use of further corrosion protection measures, (e.g. sealers, lacquers and waxes), is undesirable because th...

  4. Synthesis and Application of Hybrid Polymer Composites Based on Silver Nanoparticles as Corrosion Protection for Line Pipe Steel

    Ayman M. Atta

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A facile method was developed to synthesize in high yield dispersed silver nanoparticles (AgNPs with small particle sizes of less than 10 nm. Silver nitrate was reduced to silver nanoparticles by p-chloroaniline in the presence of polyoxyethylene maleate 4-nonyl-2-propylene-phenol (NMA as a stabilizer. The produced AgNPs were used to prepare hybrid polymer based on N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAm, 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid (AMPS, N,N-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA and potassium persulfate (KPS using a semi-batch solution polymerization method. The prepared AgNPs and hybrid polymer were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD patterns and transmission electron microscopy (TEM. The corrosion inhibition activity of the AgNPs and hybrid polymer towards steel corrosion in the presence of hydrochloric acid has been investigated by polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS methods. Polarization measurements indicate that the AgNPs and hybrid polymer acts as a mixed type-inhibitor and the inhibition efficiency increases with inhibitor concentration. The results of potentiodynamic polarization and EIS measurements clearly showed that the inhibition mechanism involves blocking of the steel surface by inhibitor molecules via adsorption.

  5. Synthesis and application of hybrid polymer composites based on silver nanoparticles as corrosion protection for line pipe steel.

    Atta, Ayman M; El-Mahdy, Gamal A; Al-Lohedan, Hamad A; Ezzat, Abdurrahman O

    2014-01-01

    A facile method was developed to synthesize in high yield dispersed silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with small particle sizes of less than 10 nm. Silver nitrate was reduced to silver nanoparticles by p-chloroaniline in the presence of polyoxyethylene maleate 4-nonyl-2-propylene-phenol (NMA) as a stabilizer. The produced AgNPs were used to prepare hybrid polymer based on N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAm), 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid (AMPS), N,N-methylenebisacrylamide (MBA) and potassium persulfate (KPS) using a semi-batch solution polymerization method. The prepared AgNPs and hybrid polymer were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The corrosion inhibition activity of the AgNPs and hybrid polymer towards steel corrosion in the presence of hydrochloric acid has been investigated by polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods. Polarization measurements indicate that the AgNPs and hybrid polymer acts as a mixed type-inhibitor and the inhibition efficiency increases with inhibitor concentration. The results of potentiodynamic polarization and EIS measurements clearly showed that the inhibition mechanism involves blocking of the steel surface by inhibitor molecules via adsorption. PMID:24840897

  6. Pitting corrosion protection of low nickel stainless steel by electropolymerized conducting polymer coating in 0.5 M NaCl solution

    T Dhanabal; G Amirthaganesan; J Ravichandran

    2011-06-01

    Conducting polymers of polyaniline (PANi) and poly(o-phenylenediamine) (PoPD) were electropolymerized by cyclic voltammetric technique on low nickel stainless steel (LN SS) in H2SO4 solution containing aniline and -phenylenediamine monomers. The coatings were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, UV-visible and scanning electron microscopic techniques and the results are discussed. The corrosion protective properties of PANi and PoPD coatings on LN SS in 0.5 M NaCl were evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic (EIS) techniques. The potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic results indicate that the PoPD coating inhibits the corrosion of LN SS in 0.5 M NaCl solution more effectively than PANi.

  7. Assessing resistance of stabilized corrosion resistant steels to intergranular corrosion

    Resistance to intergranular corrosion was determined for four types of titanium-stabilized steels from the coefficients of stabilization efficiency according to the degree the chemical composition was known. The ATA SUPER steel showed the highest resistance parameter value. The resistance of this type of steel of a specific composition, showing a relatively low value of mean nitrogen content was compared with steel of an optimized chemical composition and with low-carbon niobium stabilized, molybdenum modified steels. The comparison showed guarantees of a sufficient resistance of the steel to intergranular corrosion. The method of assessing the resistance to intergranular corrosion using the calculation of the minimum content of Cr', i.e., the effective chromium content, and the maximum effective carbon content C' giving the resistance parameter k seems to be prospective for practical use in the production of corrosion resistant steels. (author). 1 tab., 5 figs., 15 refs

  8. Thermally Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) with Cathodic Protection as Corrosion Protection for Steel in Natural Seawater : Characterization of Properties on TSA and Calcareous Deposit

    Egtvedt, Solveig

    2011-01-01

    Cathodic protection is an effective corrosion protection for structures submerged in seawater. In addition to applying the current need to lower the metal below the protection potential, a resulting increase in interfacial pH leads to precipitation of calcareous deposit. This deposited layer act as a barrier against oxygen diffusion on the surface, hence lowering the current demand of the structure. However, this layer will also hinder the thermal conductivity, and is therefore unwanted at th...

  9. AC-Induced Corrosion of Underground Steel Pipelines. Faradaic Rectification under Cathodic Protection: I. Theoretical Approach with Negligible Electrolyte Resistance

    Ibrahim, Ibrahim; Bernard, Tribollet; Hisasi, Takenouti; Michel, Meyer.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tubulaes subterrneas protegidos por um revestimento grosso e por polarizao catdica podem sofrer danos externos srios por corroso na presena de tenso de corrente alternada (AC) dispersa induzida por sistemas industriais de transporte eltrico de [...] alta tenso, como linhas de tenso ou ferrovias eletrizadas. A origem do aumento da corroso vem da no-linearidade das caractersticas corrente-potencial da interface metal-solo. Neste trabalho, avaliaremos teoricamente o aumento da densidade de corrente de corroso e o deslocamento de potencial induzido por um sinal AC de alta amplitude a modelos de sistemas sofrendo corroso: curvas de polarizao andicas obedecendo uma lei exponencial em relao ao potencial, e processo catdico sob a cintica de ativao-difuso mista. A originalidade do presente trabalho se encontra no uso de um nmero relativamente pequeno de variveis sem dimenso para descrever a retificao faradaica no deslocamento do potencial e no aumento da corrente de corroso. Neste artigo, o efeito da resistncia do eletrlito foi negligenciado. Abstract in english Underground pipelines protected with a thick coating and by cathodic polarisation may suffer a serious external corrosion damage in the presence of stray alternating current (AC) voltage induced by high voltage industrial electric transport system, such a [...] s power lines or electrified railroads. The origin of the corrosion enhancement comes from the nonlinearity of the currentpotential characteristics of the metal-soil interface. In this paper, we will theoretically evaluate the increase of the corrosion current density and the potential shift induced by a high amplitude AC signal to models of corroding systems: anodic polarisation curves obeying an exponential law with respect to the potential, and cathodic process under the mixed activation-diffusion kinetics. The originality of the present work lies in the use of a relatively small number of dimensionless variables to describe the faradaic rectification for the corrosion potential shift and the corrosion current enhancement. In this article, the effect of the electrolyte resistance was neglected.

  10. Effect of cathodic protection on the state of steel reinforcement

    Damage of reinforced concrete structures is mainly caused by chloride or carbonation induced corrosion of steel. Cathodic protection is a very effective measure for corrosion control of steel in concrete, especially in chloride contaminated concrete. In this paper, effect of cathodic protection on the state of steel reinforcement is presented. Cathodic polarization of reinforcements in concrete was done under different submerged conditions. Cyclic potentiodynamic tests were used to determine the effect of cathodic protection on the behavior of the steel. Pitting appeared on the non-protected steel, but was not observed on the cathodically protected steel. microscopic photographs show that a close film exists on the protected steel, while the non-protected steel's film is loose. Investigated results have proved the effect of cathodic protection in restoring or strengthening passive film on the steel reinforcement

  11. Cathode protection for underground steel tanks

    Cathodic protection of underground petroleum storage tanks and piping systems is acceptable for both economic and ecological reasons. With out the cathodic protection of underground steel reservoirs, short time after the exploitation, there was a bore as a result of underground corrosion. The bore causes ecological consequences and at the same time its repair needs big investments. Furthermore, there are great number of tanks placed near cities, so in the future this problem needs a special attention in order to preserve ecological surrounding. The topic of this paper is underground corrosion as well as cathodic protection of steel tanks for oil derivatives storage. (author)

  12. Corrosion of plasma nitrided austenitic stainless steels

    The corrosion behaviour of plasma nitrided austenitic stainless steel grades AISI 304, 316 and 321 was studied at various temperatures. Certain plasma nitriding cycles included a post-oxidation treatment. The corrosion rates were measured using linear polarisation technique. Results showed that corrosion rate increased with the plasma nitriding temperature. Minimum deterioration occurred at 653K. (author). 2 tabs., 4 figs., 10 refs

  13. Corrosion protection with eco-friendly inhibitors

    Corrosion occurs as a result of the interaction of a metal with its environment. The extent of corrosion depends on the type of metal, the existing conditions in the environment and the type of aggressive ions present in the medium. For example, CO3−2 and NO−3 produce an insoluble deposit on the surface of iron, resulting in the isolation of metal and consequent decrease of corrosion. On the other hand, halide ions are adsorbed selectively on the metal surface and prevent formation of the oxide phase on the metal surface, resulting in continuous corrosion. Iron, aluminum and their alloys are widely used, both domestically and industrially. Linear alkylbenzene and linear alkylbenzene sulfonate are commonly used as detergents. They have also been found together in waste water. It is claimed that these chemicals act as inhibitors for stainless steel and aluminum. Release of toxic gases as a result of corrosion in pipelines may lead in certain cases to air pollution and possible health hazards. Therefore, there are two ways to look at the relationship between corrosion and pollution: (i) corrosion of metals and alloys due to environmental pollution and (ii) environmental pollution as a result of corrosion protection. This paper encompasses the two scenarios and possible remedies for various cases, using 'green' inhibitors obtained either from plant extracts or from pharmaceutical compounds. In the present study, the effect of piperacillin sodium as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel was investigated using a weight-loss method as well as a three-electrode dc electrochemical technique. It was found that the corrosion rate decreased as the concentration of the inhibitor increased up to 9×10−4 M; 93% efficiency was exhibited at this concentration. (review)

  14. Corrosion protection with eco-friendly inhibitors

    Shahid, Muhammad

    2011-12-01

    Corrosion occurs as a result of the interaction of a metal with its environment. The extent of corrosion depends on the type of metal, the existing conditions in the environment and the type of aggressive ions present in the medium. For example, CO3-2 and NO-3 produce an insoluble deposit on the surface of iron, resulting in the isolation of metal and consequent decrease of corrosion. On the other hand, halide ions are adsorbed selectively on the metal surface and prevent formation of the oxide phase on the metal surface, resulting in continuous corrosion. Iron, aluminum and their alloys are widely used, both domestically and industrially. Linear alkylbenzene and linear alkylbenzene sulfonate are commonly used as detergents. They have also been found together in waste water. It is claimed that these chemicals act as inhibitors for stainless steel and aluminum. Release of toxic gases as a result of corrosion in pipelines may lead in certain cases to air pollution and possible health hazards. Therefore, there are two ways to look at the relationship between corrosion and pollution: (i) corrosion of metals and alloys due to environmental pollution and (ii) environmental pollution as a result of corrosion protection. This paper encompasses the two scenarios and possible remedies for various cases, using 'green' inhibitors obtained either from plant extracts or from pharmaceutical compounds. In the present study, the effect of piperacillin sodium as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel was investigated using a weight-loss method as well as a three-electrode dc electrochemical technique. It was found that the corrosion rate decreased as the concentration of the inhibitor increased up to 910-4?M 93% efficiency was exhibited at this concentration.

  15. Galvanic Corrosion of a Carbon Steel-Stainless Steel Couple in Sulfide Solutions

    Dong, C. F.; Xiao, K.; Li, X. G.; Cheng, Y. F.

    2011-12-01

    The galvanic corrosion behavior of carbon steel-stainless steel couples with various cathode/anode area ratios was investigated in S 2--containing solutions, which were in equilibrium with air, by electrochemical measurements, immersion test, and surface characterization. It is found that the galvanic corrosion effect on carbon steel anode increases with the cathode/anode area ratios, and decreases with the increasing concentration of S2- in the solution. A layer of sulfide film is formed on carbon steel surface, which protects it from corrosion. When the cathode/anode area ratio is 1:1, the potentiodynamic polarization curve measurement and the weight-loss determination give the identical measurement of the galvanic corrosion effect. With the increase of the cathode/anode area ratio, the electrochemical method may not be accurate to determine the galvanic effect. The anodic dissolution current density of carbon steel cannot be approximated simply with the galvanic current density.

  16. METHOD FOR ARRANGEMENT OF HIGH-STRENGTH CORROSION-RESISTANT FOR EFFICIENT PROTECTION OF STEEL PIPELINES OPERATED IN THE EXTREME NORTH

    I. S. Surovtsev

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement. At present, the problem of main pipeline protection from corrosion is extremelyimportant. Principal gas-transport routes have the biggest length in the North areas whereclimatic and geotechnical conditions are adverse. Scientists of Voronezh State University of Architectureand Civil Engineering have developed new material, rubber concrete. This material isbased on liquid oligodienes and has unique set of operational characteristics. The material can beefficiently used as insulation material for metal pipe in the conditions of the Extreme North.Results. The method for arrangement of protective coating of metal pipe is developed on the basisof rubber concrete. The method is patented. Laboratory device which allows one to perform structuresformation of rubber mastic on the surface of metal pipe is constructed. Physicomechanicalproperties of rubber concrete as insulation material for steel pipes are determined.Conclusions. The results of experiments allow us to draw a conclusion on the expediency of the useof rubber concrete as a protection coating material for steel pipes operated in the Extreme North.

  17. Microbial corrosion inhibition of mild steel in salty water environment

    The use of antimicrobial corrosion inhibitor is increasingly being curtailed by recent corrosion restrictions. This paper represents the results of the study of new biocide, antimicrobial corrosion inhibitor named 8-hydroxy-N'-(2-(quinolin-8-yloxy)acetyl)quinoline-5-sulfonohydrazide (HQS) was used to inhibit corrosion causing sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB). The effects of the inhibitor on mild steel dissolution in salty water environment were studied through weight loss measurements, electrochemical and microorganism tests. The results obtained from this study show that, the new inhibitor can decrease corrosion and microbial growth under the conditions tested. The mass loss for the protected mild steel coupons shows lower corrosion rate compared to the unprotected once. Cyclic polarization test reveals that, the biocide minimizes the pitting area (hysteresis). The nature of protective film formed on mild steel was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM images revealed that, the corrosion inhibition by the HQS on the mild steel surface significantly improved in the presence of biocide

  18. Monitoring Techniques for Microbially Influenced Corrosion of Carbon Steel

    Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    2000-01-01

    carbon steel must be monitored on-line in order to provide an efficient protection and control the corrosion. A number of monitoring techniques is industrially used today, and the applicability and reliability of these for monitoring MIC is evaluated. Coupons and ER are recommended as necessary basic...... techniques even though localised corrosion rate cannot be measured. FSM measures general corrosion and detects localised corrosion, but the sensitivity is not high enough for monitoring initiation of pitting and small attacks. Electrochemical techniques as LPR and EIS give distorted data and unreliable...

  19. Low-temperature atomic layer deposition of Al2O3 thin coatings for corrosion protection of steel: Surface and electrochemical analysis

    Highlights: ? 10-100 nm Alumina coatings grown by ALD at 160 oC for protection of steel. ? Al2O3 stoichiometry of the coating and trace contamination by growth precursors. ? Iron oxide and siloxane presence at the buried coating/steel interface. ? Exponential decay of coating porosity over four orders of magnitude with thickness increase. ? Coating thickness increase required to seal the defective first deposited 10 nm. - Abstract: ToF-SIMS, XPS, voltammetry and EIS investigation of the anti-corrosion properties of thin (10, 50 and 100 nm) alumina coatings grown by atomic layer deposition at 160 oC on steel is reported. Surface analysis shows a thickness-independent Al2O3 stoichiometry of the coating and trace contamination by the growth precursors. The buried coating/alloy interface has iron oxide formed in ambient air and/or resulting from the growth of spurious traces in the initial stages of deposition. Electrochemical analysis yields an exponential decay of the coating porosity over four orders of magnitude with increasing thickness, achieved by sealing of the more defective first deposited 10 nm.

  20. Corrosion protection at Crimean NPP

    Coal-epoxide compositions modified by adsorption-active additions as well as reinforced coatings of the same type for pipeline protection against soil corrosion are investigated to provide for corrosion protection of water-supply systems at the Crimean NPP. Laboratory test in the Asov Sea water at 50-90 deg C confirmed the reliability of the coatings proposed. Works on NPP pipeline protection are performed using the coatings recommended which appeared to be quite efficient for construction and assemling works and as a result of corrosion prevention a sufficient economic effect (1.16 millions of roubles) is abtained

  1. Corrosion of Electrogalvanized Steel in 0.1 M NaCl Studied by SVET

    Bastos, A. C.; Simes, A. M.; Ferreira, M.G.

    2003-01-01

    The corrosion of electrogalvanized steel exposed to 0.1 M NaCl was studied using the SVET. Situations of localized corrosion, cathodic protection and corrosion protection due to surface pre-treatment were analyzed, putting in evidence the possibilities of the technique.

  2. Corrosion of Electrogalvanized Steel in 0.1 M NaCl Studied by SVET

    A.C. Bastos

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion of electrogalvanized steel exposed to 0.1 M NaCl was studied using the SVET. Situations of localized corrosion, cathodic protection and corrosion protection due to surface pre-treatment were analyzed, putting in evidence the possibilities of the technique.

  3. Corrosion-protective coatings from electrically conducting polymers

    Thompson, Karen Gebert; Bryan, Coleman J.; Benicewicz, Brian C.; Wrobleski, Debra A.

    1991-01-01

    In a joint effort between NASA Kennedy and LANL, electrically conductive polymer coatings were developed as corrosion protective coatings for metal surfaces. At NASA Kennedy, the launch environment consist of marine, severe solar, and intermittent high acid and/or elevated temperature conditions. Electrically conductive polymer coatings were developed which impart corrosion resistance to mild steel when exposed to saline and acidic environments. Such coatings also seem to promote corrosion resistance in areas of mild steel where scratches exist in the protective coating. Such coatings appear promising for many commercial applications.

  4. Electrochemical Study Of Corrosion Of Painted Steel

    Mendrek, M. H.; Higgins, R. H.; Danford, M. D.

    1990-01-01

    Resistor-and-capacitor circuit models represent evolving properties of coated specimens. Electrochemical experiments on corrosion of painted 4130 steel described in report. Study part of general development of ac-impedance method for measurement of properties of coated metals.

  5. Corrosion behavior of sensitized duplex stainless steel.

    Torres, F J; Panyayong, W; Rogers, W; Velasquez-Plata, D; Oshida, Y; Moore, B K

    1998-01-01

    The present work investigates the corrosion behavior of 2205 duplex stainless steel in 0.9% NaCl solution after various heat-treatments, and compares it to that of 316L austenitic stainless steel. Both stainless steels were heat-treated at 500, 650, and 800 degrees C in air for 1 h, followed by furnace cooling. Each heat-treated sample was examined for their microstructures and Vickers micro-hardness, and subjected to the X-ray diffraction for the phase identification. Using potentiostatic polarization method, each heat-treated sample was corrosion-tested in 37 degrees C 0.9% NaCl solution to estimate its corrosion rate. It was found that simulated sensitization showed an adverse influence on both steels, indicating that corrosion rates increased by increasing the sensitization temperatures. PMID:9713683

  6. Localized Corrosion of Chromium Coated Steel

    Zhang, X.; Beentjes, P.; Mol, A.; Terryn, H.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we report on the studies of the local corrosion behaviour of chromium-coated ultra low carbon steel in NaCl solution using polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and SVET.

  7. Hot corrosion of pack cementation aluminized carbon steel

    Low carbon steel was aluminized by the pack cementation technique at various aluminizing temperatures and times in or der to have different aluminide coatings. The aluminized specimens were sprayed at the beginning of the hot corrosion experiments with Na C 1+Na2 SO4 solution. The hot corrosion tests were carried out by thermal cycling at 850 degree C in air. The results were evaluated by, corrosion kinetics based on weight change measurements, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. It was found that the maximum corrosion resistance to this corrosive environment is achieved by aluminizing at 900 degree C for 19 h or 950 degree C for >4 h. These aliminizing conditions lead to formation of thick aluminide coatings with sufficient aluminium concentration (>15 wt%) at their outer surface necessary for continuous formation of protective Al2 O3 scale. The tested materials are used in protection of some components used in electric power stations (conventional or nuclear)

  8. Corrosion Properties of Laser Welded Stainless Steel

    Weldingh, Jakob; Olsen, Flemmming Ove

    In this paper the corrosion properties of laser welded AISI 316L stainless steel are examined. A number of different welds has been performed to test the influence of the weld parameters of the resulting corrosion properties. It has been chosen to use the potential independent critical pitting...

  9. Corrosion of an austenite and ferrite stainless steel weld

    BRANIMIR N. GRGUR

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Dissimilar metal connections are prone to frequent failures. These failures are attributed to the difference in the mechanical properties across the weld, the coefficients of thermal expansion of the two types of steels and the resulting creep at the interface. For the weld analyzed in this research, it was shown that corrosion measurements can be used for a proper evaluation of the quality of weld material and for the prediction of whether or not the material, after the applied welding process, can be in service without failures. It was found that the corrosion of the weld analyzed in this research resulted from the simultaneous activity of different types of corrosion. In this study, electrochemical techniques including polarization and metallographic analysis were used to analyze the corrosion of a weld material of ferrite and austenitic stainless steels. Based on surface, chemical and electrochemical analyses, it was concluded that corrosion occurrence was the result of the simultaneous activity of contact corrosion (ferrite and austenitic material conjuction, stress corrosion (originating from deformed ferrite structure and inter-granular corrosion (due to chromium carbide precipitation. The value of corrosion potential of –0.53 V shows that this weld, after the thermal treatment, is not able to repassivate a protective oxide film.

  10. SYNERGIC MIXTURES PROTECTIVE ACTION AS THE FUNCTION OF WATER-SALINE MEDIUM COMPONENTS NATURE AND RATIO OF ITS CONCENTRATIONS AT CORROSION OF STEEL

    Ледовских, Володимир Михайлович; Левченко, Сергій Володимирович

    2012-01-01

    The relation between the ratio of concentrations of components in binary mixtures of adsorption and passivation effects inhibitors; its influence on the corrosion-electrochemical behavior in aqueous salt mediums (method of isomolar series) was studied. It was shown that this effect has an extremum character, where the most corrosion inhibition of anodic reaction is achieved at synergistic maximum where also achieved almost complete corrosion protection.

  11. Development of novel protective high temperature coatings on heat exchanger steels and their corrosion resistance in simulated coal firing environment; Developpement de revetements pour les aciers d'echangeurs thermiques et amelioration de leur resistance a la corrosion en environnement simulant les fumees de combustion et de charbon

    Rohr, V.

    2005-10-15

    Improving the efficiencies of thermal power plants requires an increase of the operating temperatures and thus of the corrosion resistance of heat exchanger materials. Therefore, the present study aimed at developing protective coatings using the pack cementation process. Two types of heat exchanger steels were investigated: a 17% Cr-13% Ni austenitic steel and three ferritic-martensitic steels with 9 (P91 and P92) and 12% Cr (HCM12A). The austenitic steel was successfully aluminized at 950 C. For the ferritic-martensitic steels, the pack cementation temperature was decreased down to 650 C, in order to maintain their initial microstructure. Two types of aluminides, made of Fe{sub 2}Al{sub 5} and FeAl, were developed. A mechanism of the coating formation at low temperature is proposed. Furthermore, combining the pack cementation with the conventional heat treatment of P91 allowed to take benefit of higher temperatures for the deposition of a two-step Cr+Al coating. The corrosion resistance of coated and uncoated steels is compared in simulated coal firing environment for durations up to 2000 h between 650 and 700 C. It is shown that the coatings offer a significant corrosion protection and, thus, an increase of the component lifetime. Finally, the performance of coated 9-12% Cr steels is no longer limited by corrosion but by interdiffusion between the coating and the substrate. (author)

  12. Rust and corrosion resistant cast steel

    An austenite-ferritic chromium-nickel (molybdenum) steel alloy is used to manufacture rust and corrosion-resistant, weldable casting steel without thermal treatment. The alloy exhibits a minimum yield strength of 35-45 kg/mm2 and tensile strength of between 55-65 kg/mm2 depending on the ferrite content. (IHOE)

  13. Atmospheric corrosion of mild steel. Pt. I. Rural and urban atmospheres

    This paper summarizes the results obtained in the MICAT project for mild steel specimens exposed for 1 to 4 years in 22 rural and urban atmospheres in the Ibero-American region. Test site characterization and chemical and morphological determination of the steel corrosion product layers (SCPLs) contributed to understanding the corrosion phenomena involved. It was observed how some climatological factors could affect steel corrosion rates and SCPL properties. Although the studied atmospheres were classified into different ISO groups, steel corrosion rates did not differ significantly between them. The only common characteristic of these atmospheres was an increase in SCPLs protectiveness with exposure time. (orig.)

  14. Corrosion behavior of carbon steel in wet Na-bentonite medium

    Corrosion behaviors of carbon steel in wet Na-bentonite medium were studied. Corrosion rate of carbon steel in wet bentonite was measured to be 20 μm/yr at 25 deg C using the AC impedance technique. This value is agreed with that obtained by weight loss at 40 deg C for 1 year. The effect of bicarbonate ion on the corrosion of carbon steel in wet bentonite was also evaluated. The carbon steels in wet bentonite having 0.001, 0.01, and 0.1 M concentration of bicarbonate ion gave corrosion rates of 20, 8, and 0.2 μm/yr, respectively. Corrosion potentials of specimens were also measured and compared with the AC impedance results. Both results indicated that bicarbonate ion could effectively reduce the corrosion rate of carbon steels in bentonite due to the formation of protective layer on the carbon steel. (author)

  15. Marine atmospheric corrosion of carbon steels

    Basic research on marine atmospheric corrosion of carbon steels is a relatively young scientific field and there continue to be great gaps in this area of knowledge. The presence of akaganeite in the corrosion products that form on steel when it is exposed to marine atmospheres leads to a notable increase in the corrosion rate. This work addresses the following issues: (a) environmental conditions necessary for akaganeite formation; (b) characterisation of akaganeite in the corrosion products formed; (c) corrosion mechanisms of carbon steel in marine atmospheres; (d) exfoliation of rust layers formed in highly aggressive marine atmospheres; (e) long-term corrosion rate prediction; and (f) behaviour of weathering steels. Field research has been carried out at Cabo Vilano wind farm (Camarinas, Galicia) in a wide range of atmospheric salinities and laboratory work involving the use of conventional atmospheric corrosion techniques and near-surface and bulk sensitive analytical techniques: scanning electron microscopy (SEM)/energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Mossbauer spectroscopy and SEM/μRaman spectroscopy. (Author)

  16. Marine atmospheric corrosion of carbon steels

    Morcillo, M.; Alcantara, J.; Diaz, I.; Chico, B.; Simancas, J.; Fuente, D. de la

    2015-07-01

    Basic research on marine atmospheric corrosion of carbon steels is a relatively young scientific field and there continue to be great gaps in this area of knowledge. The presence of akaganeite in the corrosion products that form on steel when it is exposed to marine atmospheres leads to a notable increase in the corrosion rate. This work addresses the following issues: (a) environmental conditions necessary for akaganeite formation; (b) characterisation of akaganeite in the corrosion products formed; (c) corrosion mechanisms of carbon steel in marine atmospheres; (d) exfoliation of rust layers formed in highly aggressive marine atmospheres; (e) long-term corrosion rate prediction; and (f) behaviour of weathering steels. Field research has been carried out at Cabo Vilano wind farm (Camarinas, Galicia) in a wide range of atmospheric salinities and laboratory work involving the use of conventional atmospheric corrosion techniques and near-surface and bulk sensitive analytical techniques: scanning electron microscopy (SEM)/energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Mossbauer spectroscopy and SEM/μRaman spectroscopy. (Author)

  17. Corrosion behaviour of solution nitrided stainless steels

    The case of near net shape parts made from austenitic steel X2CrNiMo17-13-2 and austenitic-ferritic steels X2CrNiMoN22-5-3 (wrought) and G-X3CrNiMoCuN26-6-3-3 (cast) is interstitially enriched with nitrogen by the diffusion-based process ''solution nitriding''. In order to obtain good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, the solution nitriding parameters and the applied cooling time are selected so, that precipitates are avoided (X2CrNiMo17-13-2, X2CrNiMoN22-5-3). However, in case of a superimposed hydroabrasive load, the presence of nitrides in the case is found to be beneficial. The solution nitrided and the solution annealed conditions of the steels are compared with respect to their susceptibility to corrosion by means of electrochemical polarisation curves. The erosion corrosion behaviour of the materials is analysed in pilot scale flow-loop tests using particle loaded corrosive and particle loaded non-corrosive media. It is shown that ''solution nitriding'' leads to improved corrosion behaviour and/or improved erosion corrosion resistance, in particular in the case of the duplex steels. (orig.)

  18. Corrosion of carbon steel under waste disposal conditions

    The corrosion of carbon steel has been studied in the United Kingdom under granitic groundwater conditions, with pH between 5 and 10 and possibly substantial amounts of Cl-, SO42- and HCO3-/CO32-. Corrosion modes considered include uniform corrosion under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions; passive corrosion; localized attack in the form of pitting or crevice corrosion; and environmentally assisted cracking - hydrogen embrittlement or stress corrosion cracking. Studies of these processes are being carried out in order to predict the metal thicknesses required to give container lifetimes of 500 to 1000 years. A simple uniform corrosion model predicts a corrosion rate of around 13.4 μm/a at 20C, rising to 69 μm/a at 50C and 208 μm/a at 90C. A radiation dose of 105 rad/h and a G-value of 2.8 for the production of oxidizing species would account for an increase in corrosion rate of 7 μm/a. This model overestimates slightly the results actually achieved for experimental samples exposed for two years, the difference being due to a protective film formed on the samples. These corrosion rates predict that the container must be 227 mm thick to withstand uniform corrosion; however, they predict very high levels of hydrogen production. Conditions will be favourable for localized or pitting corrosion for about 125 years, leading to a maximum penetration of 160 mm. Since the exposure environment cannot be predicted precisely, one cannot state that stress corrosion cracking is impossible. Thus the container must be stress relieved. Other corrosion mechanisms such as microbial corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement are not considered significant

  19. Stress corrosion of low alloy steel forgings

    The catastrophic failure of a steam turbine rotor disc at Hinkley Point 'A' Power station was shown to have been caused by the growth of a stress corrosion crack to critical dimensions. This failure has promoted great interest in the stress corrosion susceptibility of medium strength low alloy steel forgings in steam environments. Consequently, initiation and growth of stress corrosion cracks of typical disc steels have been investigated in steam and also in water at 950C. Cracking has been shown to occur, predominantly in an intergranular manner, with growth rates of between 10-9 and 10-7 mm sec.-1. It is observed that corrosion pitting and oxide penetration prior to the establishment of a stress corrosion crack in the plain samples. (author)

  20. Corrosion inhibition properties of TTA and phosphate on copper and stainless steel

    Based on the corrosion issue of cooling water system containing copper, the corrosion inhibition properties and protection mechanism of inhibition on copper and stainless steel were studied by performing the electrochemical test, immersion test and dynamic water simulation test. The results show that corrosion inhibitors have excellent corrosion inhibition efficiency on copper in the condition of either pure water or harsh water. The optimum inhibitor is the compound consisting of TTA and sodium orthophosphate. At the same time, the corrosion inhibitor elevates the breakdown potential of stainless steel and contributes to the enhancement of corrosion resistance. (authors)

  1. Complex Protection of Vertical Stainless Steel Tanks

    Fakhrislamov Radik Zakievich

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The authors consider the problem of fail-safe oil and oil products storage in stainless steel tanks and present the patented tank inner side protection technology. The latter provides process, ecological and fire safety and reducing soil evaporation of oil products, which is a specific problem. The above-mentioned technology includes corrosion protection and heat insulation protection providing increase of cover durability and RVS service life in general. The offered technological protection scheme is a collaboration of the author, Steel Paint GmbH firm and JSC “Koksokhimmontazhproyekt”. PU foam unicomponent materials of Steel Paint GmbH firm provide the protection of tank inner side and cover.

  2. Cathodic protection of steel framed masonry structures - experimental and numerical studies

    Lambert, Paul; Mangat, Pal; O'Flaherty, Fin; Wu, You-Yo

    2008-01-01

    Many high-profile steel-framed masonry buildings are susceptible to extensive damage as a result of corrosion of the steel frame. This has resulted in serious consequences with respect to serviceability, safety, aesthetics and heritage. Cathodic protection (CP) is a proven method for preventing and protecting buried and submerged steel and reinforced concrete structures from corrosion. More recently, the method has been introduced to prevent and control corrosion in steel-framed masonry struc...

  3. Conducting polyaniline/multi-wall carbon nanotubes composite paints on low carbon steel for corrosion protection: electrochemical investigations

    Deshpande, P. P.; Vathare, S. S.; Vagge, S. T.; Tomšík, Elena; Stejskal, Jaroslav

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 67, č. 8 (2013), s. 1072-1078. ISSN 0366-6352 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/09/1626 Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : corrosion * polyaniline * conducting polymer Subject RIV: JI - Composite Materials Impact factor: 1.193, year: 2013

  4. Crevice Corrosion of 321 Stainless Steel in Sodium Chloride Solutions

    Electrochemical techniques have been applied to study the crevice corrosion behaviour of stabilized 321 stainless steel in both 0.5, 1 and 2 M sodium chloride solutions at 25 and 80 degree . This type of stainless steel enjoys a good corrosion resistance especially in the heat affected zone (Haz) of welds. In this investigation the crevice corrosion of 321 stainless steel was studied in both bulk solution environments as well as in chloride solutions simulating those formed inside crevices. A metal-to-nonmetal crevice assembly, in which disc type specimens were faced to a PTFE crevice former, is used for bulk solution tests. Crevice-free specimens of solutions formed inside crevices (known as the critical crevice solutions, CCS). Cyclic potentiodynamic technique was used in evaluating the electrochemical corrosion performance of the alloy in bulk (0.5 and 1 M Nacl) environment. This revealed that both chloride ion concentration and temperature have a marked effect on the electrochemical parameters generally used for the evaluation of the crevice corrosion susceptibility. This included the corrosion potential. E corr. The passivity breakdown potential, Eb, and the protection potential, E p

  5. Pitting corrosion protection of stainless steel by sputter deposited hafnia, alumina, and hafnia-alumina nanolaminate films

    316L stainless steel coated with sputter deposited HfO2, Al2O3, and HfO2-Al2O3 nanolaminate films were subjected to direct current cyclic potentiodynamic polarization (DCP) in Hanks' balanced salt solution electrolyte. Postexposure morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with in situ energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). SEM/EDS data show that bare steel and steel coated with single-layer HfO2 develop pits with perforated covers. These pits become autocatalytic, consistent with an observed positive DCP hysteresis. On the other hand, SEM/EDS data show that steel coated with Al2O3 and HfO2-Al2O3 nanolaminate films does not develop autocatalytic pits, consistent with an observed negative DCP hysteresis. However, Al2O3 splinters upon polarization whereas the HfO2-Al2O3 nanolaminate remains intact. The areas of worst damage in the nanolaminate correspond to pit cover rupture before autocatalysis, allowing pit and bulk electrolyte to mix and the newly exposed steel surface to repassivate. The films' diverse behavior is discussed in terms of a model for perforated pit growth that requires occlusion until an autocatalytic geometry is established. The authors conclude that the key property a film must have to arrest autocatalytic geometry development is the ability to rupture locally at an early stage of pit growth.

  6. POLYETHERSULFONE COATING FOR MITIGATING CORROSION OF STEEL IN GEOTHERMAL ENVIRONMENT.

    SUGAMA, T.

    2005-06-01

    Emphasis was directed toward evaluating the usefulness of a polyethersulfone (PES)-dissolved N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent precursor as a low-temperature film-forming anti-corrosion coating for carbon steel in simulated geothermal environments at brine temperatures up to 300 C. A {approx} 75 {micro}m thick PES coating performed well in protecting the steel against corrosion in brine at 200 C. However, at {>=} 250 C, the PES underwent severe hydrothermal oxidation that caused the cleavage of sulfone- and ether-linkages, and the opening of phenyl rings. These, in turn, led to sulfone {yields} benzosulfonic acid and ether {yields} benzophenol-type oxidation derivative transformations, and the formation of carbonyl-attached open rings, thereby resulting in the incorporation of the functional groups, hydroxyl and carbonyl, into the coating. The presence of these functional groups raised concerns about the diminutions in water-shedding and water-repellent properties that are important properties of the anti-corrosion coatings; such changes were reflected in an enhancement of the magnitude of susceptibility of the coatings surfaces to moisture. Consequently, the disintegration of the PES structure by hydrothermal oxidation was detrimental to the maximum efficacy of the coating in protecting the steel against corrosion, allowing the corrosive electrolytes to infiltrate easily through it.

  7. Corrosion of steel tendons used in prestressed concrete pressure vessels

    The corrosion behavior of a high-strength steel [Specifications for Uncoated Seven-Wire-Stress-Relieved Strand for Prestressed Concrete (ASTM A 416-74, Grade 270)], typical of those used as tensioning tendons in prestressed concrete pressure vessels was measured in several corrosive environments. The protection obtained by coating the steel with two commercial petroleum-base greases or with Portland cement grout was evaluated. The few reported incidents of prestressing steel failures in concrete pressure vessels used for containment of nuclear reactors were reviewed. The susceptibility of the steel to stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement and its general corrosion rate were determined in several salt solutions. Wires coated with the greases and grout were soaked for long periods in the same solutions and changes in their mechanical properties were subsequently determined. All three coatings appeared to give essentially complete protection; however, flaws in the grease coatings could be detrimental, and flaws or cracks less than 1-mm-wide (0.04 in.) in the grout were without effect

  8. Corrosion of steel tendons used in prestressed concrete pressure vessels

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the corrosion behavior of a high strength steel (ASTM A416-74 grade 270), typical of those used as tensioning tendons in prestressed concrete pressure vessels, in several corrosive environments and to demonstrate the protection afforded by coating the steel with either of two commercial petroleum-base greases or Portland Cement grout. In addition, the few reported incidents of prestressing steel failures in concrete pressure vessels used for containment of nuclear reactors are reviewed. The susceptibility of the steel to stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement and its general corrosion rate were determined in several salt solutions. Wires coated with the greases and grout were soaked for long periods in the same solutions and changes in their mechanical properties were subsequently determined. All three coatings appeared to give essentially complete protection but small flaws in the grease coatings were detrimental; flaws or cracks less than 1 mm wide in the grout were without effect

  9. Corrosion behavior of novel 3%Cr pipeline steel in CO2 Top-of-Line Corrosion environment

    Highlights: ? CO2 Top-of-Line Corrosion environment in wet gas pipelines was simulated. ? Compared with X70, the resistance to CO2 TLC of novel 3%Cr pipeline steel is better. ? The effect of Cr enrichment in the corrosion scale on CO2 TLC is confirmed. -- Abstract: CO2 Top-of-Line Corrosion (TLC) of carbon steel pipelines is a serious problem for wet gas transportation. We have studied the corrosion behavior of novel 3%Cr (3Cr) pipeline steel and conventional carbon steel (X70) in the simulated CO2 TLC environment. The composition and morphology of the corrosion scale are characterized by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy analyses. The results indicate that 3Cr pipeline steel shows superior resistance to CO2 TLC, exhibiting uniform corrosion with duplex corrosion layer, while X70 suffers severe localized corrosion. It was suggested that the inner Cr enriched layer enhanced the protective ability of the scale to steel substrate and improved the resistance to localized corrosion in CO2 TLC environment.

  10. Treatment Prevents Corrosion in Steel and Concrete Structures

    2007-01-01

    In the mid-1990s, to protect rebar from corrosion, NASA developed an electromigration technique that sends corrosion-inhibiting ions into rebar to prevent rust, corrosion, and separation from the surrounding concrete. Kennedy Space Center worked with Surtreat Holding LLC, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a company that had developed a chemical option to fight structural corrosion, combining Surtreat's TPS-II anti-corrosive solution and electromigration. Kennedy's materials scientists reviewed the applicability of the chemical treatment to the electromigration process and determined that it was an effective and environmentally friendly match. Ten years later, NASA is still using this approach to fight concrete corrosion, and it has also developed a new technology that will further advance these efforts-a liquid galvanic coating applied to the outer surface of reinforced concrete to protect the embedded rebar from corrosion. Surtreat licensed this new coating technology and put it to use at the U.S. Army Naha Port, in Okinawa, Japan. The new coating prevents corrosion of steel in concrete in several applications, including highway and bridge infrastructures, piers and docks, concrete balconies and ceilings, parking garages, cooling towers, and pipelines. A natural compliment to the new coating, Surtreat's Total Performance System provides diagnostic testing and site analysis to identify the scope of problems for each project, manufactures and prescribes site-specific solutions, controls material application, and verifies performance through follow-up testing and analysis.

  11. Corrosion of Steels in Steel Reinforced Concrete in Cassava Juice

    Oluwadare, G. O.; Agbaje, O.

    The corrosion of two types of construction steels, ST60Mn and RST37-2?, in a low cyanide concentration environment (cassava juice) and embedded in concrete had been studied. The ST60 Mn was found to be more corrosion resistant in both ordinary water and the cassava juice environment. The cyanide in cassava juice does not attack the steel but it provides an environment of lower pH around the steel in the concrete which leads to breakdown of the passivating film provided by hydroxyl ions from cement. Other factors such as the curing time of the concrete also affect the corrosion rates of the steel in the concrete. The corrosion rate of the steel directly exposed to cassava juice i.e., steel not embedded in concrete is about twice that in concrete. Long exposure of concrete structure to cassava processing effluent might result in deterioration of such structures. Careful attention should therefore be paid to disposal of cassava processing effluents, especially in a country like Nigeria where such processing is now on the increase.

  12. Alternating Current Corrosion of Carbon Steel

    Belland, Eirik

    2011-01-01

    The objective was to investigate if the established theory concerning corrosion calculations and electrochemical behavior of carbon is valid when steel is exposed to AC in an electrolyte consisting of 3,5 wt% NaCl and distilled water. The experimental work was divided in two main parts. The first part concerned corrosion testing, including weight loss measurements in stagnant conditions in combination with linear polarization resistance experiments. AC-current densities investigated was 0-, 5...

  13. Spreading of corrosion on stainless steel

    Dornhege, Monika; Punckt, Christian; Hudson, John L.; Rotermund, Harm H.

    2007-01-01

    In situ observations of pitting corrosion as it spreads across the surface of stainless steel were carried out. We apply two different imaging methods simultaneously, viz., ellipsomicroscopy for visualizing changes of surface film properties and contrast-enhanced microscopy for monitoring nucleation and reactivation of metastable corrosion pits. A correlation between oxide film weakening caused by individual pits and the nucleation of subsequent pits was found. The existence of front propagat...

  14. Diamond smoothing effect on chloride corrosion cracking resistance of Kh17N15 steel

    Results of investigation into effect of the surface plastic deformation of metal using diamond smothing method on resistance of Kh17N15 steel to chloride corrosion cracking are presented. Peculiarities of thin-wall article treatment, effect of smothing conditions and conditions of steel charging for electrochemical and corrosion behaviour in high parameter chloride-containing water, are discussed. Application perspective of diamond smothing to protect articles working under loads lower than the conventional yield strength against corrosion cracking, is shown

  15. Corrosion of steel structures in sea-bed sediment

    Xiutong Wang; Jizhou Duan; Yan Li; Jie Zhang; Shide Ma; Baorong Hou

    2005-04-01

    Seabed sediment (SBS) is a special soil that is covered by seawater. With the developments in marine oil exploitation and engineering, more and more steel structures have been buried in SBS. SBS corrosion has now become a serious problem in marine environment and an important issue in corrosion science. In this paper, approach in the field of SBS corrosion is reviewed. Electrochemical and microbial corrosion factors, corrosion mechanism, measurement of metal corrosion rate, corrosion evaluation and prediction of corrosion are also discussed here.

  16. Modelling Pitting Corrosion in Carbon Steel Materials

    Salleh, Suhaila

    2013-01-01

    Pitting corrosion is one of the most destructive types of metal loss. The purpose of this study was to investigate the evolution, or in other words, the propagation, of a single pit in carbon steel after the initiation stage. In view of the chemical and electrochemical reactions inside a single pit in carbon steel, a two dimensional model that allows the prediction of pit evolution was developed. Eleven species in aqueous sodium chloride solution and two neutral complexes were considered in t...

  17. A Comparative Study on causes of corrosion of steel reinforcement in RC structures at Bangalore, India and Kigali, Rwanda

    Abaho G

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Premature failure of reinforced concrete structures occurs primarily due to early corrosion of steel reinforcement. This paper intends to uplift the awareness of people about the role of structure maintenance to prevent or control corrosion in steel reinforced concrete structures. Some data collected using a designed questionnaire were distributed in Bangalore, India and Kigali, Rwanda, about corrosion of steel reinforcement which actually motivated this research. The research finds that without corrosion in steel reinforced concrete structures is just a matter of time. However corrosion map for Kigali is not available. Hence the survey has been conducted in Rwanda. Based on survey corrosion map will be prepared so that vulnerable areas for corrosion can be identified. This map will enable for protective design of structures against corrosion. The new steel RC structures corrosion monitoring systems should be incorporated for future less costly, timely maintenance for their reliable service life.

  18. Influence of temperature on corrosion rate and porosity of corrosion products of carbon steel in anoxic bentonite environment

    Stoulil, J., E-mail: jan.stoulil@vscht.cz [Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czech Republic); Ka?ok, J.; Kou?il, M. [Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czech Republic); Parschov, H. [Department of Power Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czech Republic); Novk, P. [Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czech Republic)

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: The corrosion rate is not significantly dependent on temperature. Corrosion products at higher temperatures have different color. Corrosion products at higher temperatures are more compact. The change in corrosion products nature is reversible. -- Abstract: The study focuses on the porosity of layers of corrosion products and its impact on corrosion rate of carbon steel in moist bentonite. Measurements were performed in an aggressive Czech type of bentonite Rokle B75 at temperatures of 90 and 40 C. Aggressiveness of B75 bentonite consists in low content of chlorides. Presence of chlorides in pore solution allows formation of more protective magnetite. The evaluation was made by electrochemical techniques (red/ox potential, open circuit potential, linear polarization resistance, impedance spectroscopy) and resistometric sensor measurements. The result imply that the higher the temperature the more compact is the layer of corrosion products that slightly decelerates corrosion rate compared to the state at 40 C. The state of corrosion products at both temperatures is reversible.

  19. Valuation of surfactant Phosphonates synthesized in the protection of metal surfaces against corrosion of mild steel in 0.5M H2SO4 media

    R. Ghibate

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we are interesting to investigate the corrosion inhibition of mild steel in sulfuric acid by two surfactants phospohonates already synthesized namely sodium methyldodecylphosphonate (Pho1 and sodium methyl (11-methacryloyloxyundecyl phosphonate (Pho2. The inhibition performances of Pho1 and Pho2 on mild steel corrosion in 0,5M H2SO4 solution were studied using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS, weight loss, and Tafel polarization technics. The experimental results suggest that those surfactants are effective corrosion inhibitors and the inhibition efficiency increases with the increase surfactants concentrations. Polarization measurements proved that the inhibitors behave as mixed-type. EIS diagram appears a large capacitive loop at high frequencies (HF followed by a small inductive loop at low frequencies (LF for Pho2, and the addition of this surfactant inhibitor increases the impedance of electrode. The adsorption of each surfactant on steel surface obeys Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The thermodynamic and kinetic parameters were calculated and discussed. Values of inhibition efficiency calculated from weight loss, Tafel polarization curves, and EIS are in good agreement.

  20. Space Shuttle Corrosion Protection Performance

    Curtis, Cris E.

    2007-01-01

    The reusable Manned Space Shuttle has been flying into Space and returning to earth for more than 25 years. The launch pad environment can be corrosive to metallic substrates and the Space Shuttles are exposed to this environment when preparing for launch. The Orbiter has been in service well past its design life of 10 years or 100 missions. As part of the aging vehicle assessment one question under evaluation is how the thermal protection system and aging protective coatings are performing to insure structural integrity. The assessment of this cost resources and time. The information is invaluable when minimizing risk to the safety of Astronauts and Vehicle. This paper will outline a strategic sampling plan and some operational improvements made by the Orbiter Structures team and Corrosion Control Review Board.

  1. Materials corrosion and protection from first principles

    Johnson, Donald F.

    Materials erode under environmental stresses such as high temperature, high pressure, and mechanical shock/stress, but erosion is often exacerbated by chemical corrosion. In this dissertation, periodic density functional theory (DFT) is employed to simulate interfacial adhesion, absorption kinetics, bulk diffusion, and other material phenomena (e.g., hydrogen-enhanced decohesion and shock-induced phase changes) with the intention of understanding corrosion and subsequent failure processes and guiding the design of new protective coatings. This work examines corrosion and/or protection of materials ( i.e., Fe, Ni, W) with important applications: structural steel, gun tubes, high-pressure oil recovery vessels, jet engine turbine blades, and fusion reactor walls. We use DFT to model the pressure-induced, bcc-to-hcp phase transformation in Fe, in which a new low energy pathway is predicted exhibiting nonadiabatic behavior coupling magnetic and structural changes. Protection of steel is addressed in two aspects: interfacial adhesion of protective coatings and assessment of corrosion resistance provided by a surface alloy. First, the current chrome-coated steel system is examined where extremely strong adhesion is predicted at the Cr/Fe interface originating in strong spin correlations. A ceramic coating, SiC, is considered as a possible replacement for Cr. Strong adhesion is predicted, especially for C-Fe interfacial bonds. To assess corrosion resistance, we model ingress of two common corrosive elements, H and C, into two Fe alloys, FeAl and Fe3Si. Adsorption and absorption thermodynamics and kinetics, as well as bulk dissolution and diffusion are calculated in order to determine whether these two alloys can inhibit uptake of H and C. Relative to pure Fe, dissolved H and C are less stable in the alloys, as the dissolution enthalpy is predicted to be more endothermic. Overall, the energy barriers and rate constants for adsorbed H/C diffusing into Fe3Si subsurface layers suggests that alloying Fe with Si can be an effective means to limit uptake of these elements into steel. Spallation of protective layers on jet engine turbine blades is a problem that arises during thermal cycling. An alternative thermal barrier coating system involving MoSi2 is considered and calculations predict strong adhesion at the MoSi2/Ni interface. The interfacial bonding structure reveals a mixture of metallic and covalent cross-interface bonds. The adhesion energy is similar across all three MoSi2 facets studied. Upon exposure to oxygen, this MoSi2 alloy will form a strongly adhered oxide scale, which in turn may strongly adhere the heat shield material (yttria-stabilized zirconia), thereby potentially extending the lifetime of the barrier coating. Lastly, the interaction of hydrogen isotopes (fusion fuel) with tungsten (a proposed fusion reactor wall material) is examined. Exothermic dissociative adsorption is predicted, along with endothermic absorption and dissolution. Surface-to-subsurface diffusion energy barriers for H incorporation into bulk W are large and the corresponding outward diffusion barriers are very small. In bulk W, deep energetic traps (trapping multiple H atoms) are predicted at vacancy defects. Thus, under high neutron fluxes that will produce vacancies in W, H are predicted to collect at these vacancies. In turn, locally high concentrations of H at such vacancies will enhance decohesion of bulk W, consistent with observed blistering under deuterium implantation. Limiting vacancy formation may be key to the survival of W as a fusion reactor wall material.

  2. Corrosion protection at a nuclear power station

    Early in the 1970's, the Electricity Supply Commission (Eskom) in South Africa took the decision to construct South Africa's first nuclear fuelled power station. The environment at Koeberg, however, was determined as being particularly corrosive. Eskom was thus faced with the task of selecting corrosion resistant materials and protective coating systems that would provide the required performance in the hostile marine environment. In order to select the correct coating, it was decided to conduct an investigation into the behaviour of various coating systems. All the major coating suppliers in South Africa were invited to provide wet samples of the coating systems that they would recommend. These coatings were applied to mild steel panels which had been prepared in accordance with the coating manufacturer's specification. The panels were then mounted on exposure test racks at various sites. The results of this coating exposure programme were used in the compilation of the corrosion protection specifications for plant and components exposed to the atmosphere at Koeberg. 1 ill

  3. Corrosion of martensitic and ferritic steels in nuclear power plants

    In nuclear reactor operation martensite or ferritic corrosion resistant steels come in contact with solutions used for desactivation prior to dismantling, repairs, etc. The most frequent type of corrosion is stress corrosion cracking. For achieving good corrosion resistance material heating should be avoided in mechanical treatment. Low-resistance corrosion centres may also result from the penetration of common steel particles, eg., in grinding. The corrosion resistance test can be effected by placing filter paper soaked with the said solution on the steel surface. Corrosion centres will be evident by their blue colouring after 10 minutes. (J.B.)

  4. 49 CFR 193.2625 - Corrosion protection.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Corrosion protection. 193.2625 Section 193.2625...: FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS Maintenance 193.2625 Corrosion protection. (a) Each operator shall determine which metallic components could, unless corrosion is controlled, have their integrity or...

  5. Corrosion resistance testing of high-boron-content stainless steels

    Boron steels, i.e. stainless steels with boron contents of 0.2 to 2.25 wt.%, are employed in nuclear engineering for the manufacture of baskets or wells in which radioactive fissile materials are stored, mostly spent nuclear fuel elements. The resistance of such steels to intergranular corrosion and uniform corrosion was examined in the Strauss solution and in boric acid; the dependence of the corrosion rate of the steels on their chemical composition was investigated, and their resistance was compared with that of AISI 304 type steel. Corrosion resistance tests in actual conditions of ''wet'' compact storage (demineralized water or a weak boric acid solution) gave evidence that boron steels undergo nearly no uniform corrosion and, as electrochemical measurements indicated, match standard corrosion-resistant steels. Corrosion resistance was confirmed to decrease slightly with increasing boron content and to increase somewhat with increasing molybdenum content. (Z.S.). 3 tabs., 4 figs., 7 refs

  6. Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials

    Cook, R

    2012-01-01

    This book covers the use of nanomaterials to prevent corrosion. The first section deals with the fundamentals of corrosion prevention using nanomaterials. Part two includes a series of case studies and applications of nanomaterials for corrosion control.$bCorrosion is an expensive and potentially dangerous problem in many industries. The potential application of different nanostructured materials in corrosion protection, prevention and control is a subject of increasing interest. Corrosion protection and control using nanomaterials explores the potential use of nanotechnology in corrosion control. The book is divided into two parts. Part one looks at the fundamentals of corrosion behaviour and the manufacture of nanocrystalline materials. Chapters discuss the impact of nanotechnology in reducing corrosion cost, and investigate the influence of various factors including thermodynamics, kinetics and grain size on the corrosion behaviour of nanocrystalline materials. There are also chapters on electrodeposition ...

  7. Corrosion Protection of Electrically Conductive Surfaces

    Jian Song; Liangliang Wang; Andre Zibart; Christian Koch

    2012-01-01

    The basic function of the electrically conductive surface of electrical contacts is electrical conduction. The electrical conductivity of contact materials can be largely reduced by corrosion and in order to avoid corrosion, protective coatings must be used. Another phenomenon that leads to increasing contact resistance is fretting corrosion. Fretting corrosion is the degradation mechanism of surface material, which causes increasing contact resistance. Fretting corrosion occurs when there is...

  8. Protective film formation of carbon steel surfaces for corrosion and deposit control in Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru (Paper No. 1.1)

    Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru based on H2S-H2O bi-thermal chemical exchange process employs carbon steel as major material of construction for towers and piping. Several different phases of iron sulphide form as a result of interaction between aqueous H2S and carbon steel. Development of a procedure for formation of stable film on carbon steel as a preconditioning step was carried out based on work done by Heavy Water Division and the experiences of HWP, Kota. Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru was designed for carrying protective film formation of entire exchange unit including vessels, tanks, pipings etc. under dynamic conditions. This paper describes the procedure followed for the protective film formation of carbon steel surfaces at HWP, Manuguru. (author). 2 refs., 3 tabs., 2 figs

  9. Microbially induced corrosion of carbon steel in deep groundwater environment

    Rajala, Pauliina; Carpén, Leena; Vepsäläinen, Mikko; Raulio, Mari; Sohlberg, Elina; Bomberg, Malin

    2015-01-01

    The metallic low and intermediate level radioactive waste generally consists of carbon steel and stainless steels. The corrosion rate of carbon steel in deep groundwater is typically low, unless the water is very acidic or microbial activity in the environment is high. Therefore, the assessment of microbially induced corrosion of carbon steel in deep bedrock environment has become important for evaluating the safety of disposal of radioactive waste. Here we studied the corrosion inducing abil...

  10. Interaction between Cathodic Protection and Microbially Influenced Corrosion.

    Bujang Masli, Azlan Bin

    2011-01-01

    The present work studied the interaction between cathodic protection and microbiallyinfluenced corrosion (MIC) on the surface of mild steel. Potential trending wasobserved when the currents were held constant, and current trending was observedwhen potentials were held constant. Scanning electron microscopy and energydispersive x-ray spectroscopy were used to study surface deposits on the samples andfurther understand the result of the interaction. Sul...

  11. Reinforcement steel corrosion in passive state and by carbonation: Consideration of galvanic currents and interface steel - concrete defaults

    This thesis aims to study the durability of nuclear waste deep storage structures. The work carried out is essentially an experimental study, and focuses on the corrosion of steel in the passive state with aerated or non-aerated conditions on the one hand, and the corrosion of steel in carbonated concrete during the propagation phase on the other hand. Indeed, the pore solution of concrete in contact with the metal is alkaline (pH between 12 and 13). Under these conditions, steel reinforced concrete remains passive by forming a stable and protective oxide layer (corrosion of steel in the passive state). This passive layer limits the steel corrosion rate at very low values (negligible on a short life time) but not null. For the nuclear waste storage structures due to a very long life time (up to several hundred years), this low corrosion rate can become a risk. Therefore, it is necessary to study the evolution of the oxide layer growth over time. The objectives of the thesis are to study the influence of the steel-concrete interface quality on reinforcement corrosion in passive and active state, and the possible occurrence of galvanic corrosion currents between different reinforcement steel areas. (author)

  12. Corrosion-Activated Micro-Containers for Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Protective Coatings

    Li, Wenyan; Buhrow, J. W.; Zhang, X.; Johnsey, M. N.; Pearman, B. P.; Jolley, S. T.; Calle, L. M.

    2016-01-01

    This work concerns the development of environmentally friendly encapsulation technology, specifically designed to incorporate corrosion indicators, inhibitors, and self-healing agents into a coating, in such a way that the delivery of the indicators and inhibitors is triggered by the corrosion process, and the delivery of self-healing agents is triggered by mechanical damage to the coating. Encapsulation of the active corrosion control ingredients allows the incorporation of desired autonomous corrosion control functions such as: early corrosion detection, hidden corrosion detection, corrosion inhibition, and self-healing of mechanical damage into a coating. The technology offers the versatility needed to include one or several corrosion control functions into the same coating.The development of the encapsulation technology has progressed from the initial proof-of-concept work, in which a corrosion indicator was encapsulated into an oil-core (hydrophobic) microcapsule and shown to be delivered autonomously, under simulated corrosion conditions, to a sophisticated portfolio of micro carriers (organic, inorganic, and hybrid) that can be used to deliver a wide range of active corrosion ingredients at a rate that can be adjusted to offer immediate as well as long-term corrosion control. The micro carriers have been incorporated into different coating formulas to test and optimize the autonomous corrosion detection, inhibition, and self-healing functions of the coatings. This paper provides an overview of progress made to date and highlights recent technical developments, such as improved corrosion detection sensitivity, inhibitor test results in various types of coatings, and highly effective self-healing coatings based on green chemistry. The NASA Kennedy Space Centers Corrosion Technology Lab at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S.A. has been developing multifunctional smart coatings based on the microencapsulation of environmentally friendly corrosion indicators, inhibitors and self-healing agents. This allows the incorporation of autonomous corrosion control functionalities, such as corrosion detection and inhibition as well as the self-healing of mechanical damage, into coatings. This paper presents technical details on the characterization of inhibitor-containing particles and their corrosion inhibitive effects using electrochemical and mass loss methods.Three organic environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors were encapsulated in organic microparticles that are compatible with desired coatings. The release of the inhibitors from the microparticles in basic solution was studied. Fast release, for immediate corrosion protection, as well as long-term release for continued protection, was observed.The inhibition efficacy of the inhibitors, incorporated directly and in microparticles, on carbon steel was evaluated. Polarization curves and mass loss measurements showed that, in the case of 2MBT, its corrosion inhibition effectiveness was greater when it was delivered from microparticles.

  13. The assessment of corrosion type and corrosion rate of carbon steel in compacted bentonite

    Carbon steel is one of the candidate materials for overpacks for high-level radioactive waste disposal in Japan. The estimation of corrosion allowance of carbon steel overpack needs to clarify the type of corrosion and the corrosion rate under repository conditions. The type of the corrosion occurring on overpacks depends on whether carbon steel is passivated or not. If carbon steel is passivated under repository conditions, localized corrosion such as pitting, crevice corrosion and stress corrosion cracking may occur under some conditions. On the other hand, if carbon steel is not passivated under repository conditions, general corrosion will occur. Passivation behavior and corrosion rate of carbon steel were investigated by electrochemical measurements under simulated repository conditions. The results of the measurements showed that carbon steel was hard to passivate in highly compacted bentonite. The immersion tests were carried out in compacted bentonite and average corrosion rates were measured from weight loss and the AC impedance of carbon steel specimens. The database of average corrosion rate were made from the data obtained by the weight loss technique. Based on the database of average corrosion rate in compacted bentonite, the relationship between average corrosion rates and test conditions were investigated. The average corrosion depth for 1000years was also estimated to be less than 5 mm. In order to simulate the accumulation of corrosion products after long term, the external current were supplied to carbon steel specimens. After the formation of corrosion products, corrosion rates were measured using AC impedance technique. The results of the measurements showed that the corrosion rate of carbon steel did not increase in the presence of corrosion products formed by external current supply. (author)

  14. Steel corrosion in hot brine

    In the framework of the research project, the electrochemical examinations of the corrosion rate and the kinetics of the formation of oxides on iron in dependence on temperatures of up to 3000C, on the corrosion potential and the solvent composition were continued under pressures of less than 100 bar generated by a medium-pressure apparatus. A high-pressure apparatus for electrochemical measurements of the equilibrium potential of the iron electrode and the corresponding equilibrium partial pressure of the hydrogen at system pressures of up to 4 kbar and at high temperatures, and a corresponding medium-pressure apparatus for the determination of the solubility of iron oxides were completed and first measurements with this apparatus were taken. (orig./RB)

  15. Corrosion of carbon steel in the stagnant cooling water

    In the cooling water system treated with zinc-polyphosphate inhibitor, the relationship between inhibitor performance and corroded conditions of heat exchangers was studied. When cooling water system was kept in wet lay-up state, inhibitor concentration in the water jucket of heat exchangers decreased 15 ? 30 percent per week, and turbidity increased 30 ? 150 percent per week. These results show that corrosion rate of shell-plate in stagnant cooling water is more rapid than in flowing cooling water. Applied trouble discrimination method based on SiO2 ratio to the chemical composition of corrosion products, corrosion trouble was observed in shell-plates of heat exchangers. When cooling water system is kept in wet lay-up state, cooling water in the water jucket of heat exchangers is isolated for mouter system. In this perfectly closed system, zinc-polyphosphate inhibitor was not effective for protection of corrosion of carbon steel, and metal (carbon steel) dissolution occurred. However, in the perfectly closed system, since the dissolved oxygen content of the system was reduced with lapse of time, reduction process at cathodic region was stopped, so corrosion of metals seemed to be inhibited. (author)

  16. Investigation into corrosion fatigue of ferritic stainless steels

    The corrosion fatigue bahaviour has been studied under cyclic flexural load in air and in concentrated NaCl solutions. The materials of construction used in the test were the steels X 20 Cr 13 and X 20 CrMo 13, and the recently developed steels Inconel X 744 and PV 520 B which are used for turbine blades. The results show that the two last mentioned steels containing, in addition to 26 and 13% Cr respectively, 6 to 7% Ni are characterized by much higher corrosion fatigue resistance (107 cycles). In view of the differences found in the results with respect to the ratio between unnotched and notched specimens, on the one hand in the group X 20 Cr 13 and X 20 CrMo 13, on the other hand in the group Inconel X 744 and PV 520 B the necessity becomes evident of using for corrosion fatigue tests notched specimens too. Nitrided surface layers may exert a considerable influence in the case of short test durations, particularly in the case of the steel X 20 CrMo 13. At test durations exceeding some 100 hours, however, the protective effect of the nitrided layers disappears. (orig.)

  17. Microbial corrosion and cracking in steel. A concept for evaluation of hydrogen-assisted stress corrosion cracking in cathodically protected high-pressure gas transmission pipelines

    Nielsen, Lars Vendelbo

    crack propagation. This resulted in threshold curves that can be used for assessment of the risk of hydrogen-assisted cracking as a function of operating pressure and hydrogen content - having the flaw size as discrete parameter. The results are to be used mainly on a conceptual basis, but it was......An effort has been undertaken in order to develop a concept for evaluation of the risk of hydrogen-assisted cracking in cathodically protected gas transmission pipelines. The effort was divided into the following subtasks: A. Establish a correlation between the fracture mechanical properties of...... mechanical considerations on the level of stress intensity actually present in pipelines during normal operational conditions. The results were used for a discussion - based on well established fracture mechanical relations - on which set of conditions (CP-level and operating pipeline pressure) could give...

  18. Corrosion of two kinds of cast steels containing chromium in hot concentrated alkaline

    LI Wei

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A typical hot concentrated alkaline corrosion environment exists in alumina metallurgical industry, so that steel materials with outstanding alkaline corrosion resistance are strongly demanded for its processing equipment. In this paper, the corrosion resistance of two kinds of martensitic cast steels containing chromium in static 303g/L NaOH alkaline solution at 85? was studied through polarization and potential-time curves, corrosion weight loss and corrosion morphology analysis. Experimental results showed that protection effect by passive film of cast steel containing Cr was temporary. The low carbon steel without Cr content also exhibited chemical passivity in the same solution. The corrosion mode of the tested Cr-containing cast steel was composed of active dissolving corrosion and caustic embrittlement cracking. Dissolving corrosion was the primary mechanism for the induced weight loss, while severe caustic embrittlement cracking was secondary. With the increase of chromium content in the cast steel, the tendency of the caustic embrittlement cracking decreased, while the active dissolving corrosion increased.

  19. Corrosion behaviour of carbon steel in contact with bentonite under anaerobic condition

    Full text of publication follows: The geological disposal system of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) consists of vitrified waste, overpack, buffer material and surrounding rock. In this system, overpack is required to prevent the contact of groundwater from vitrified waste for 1000 years. The main factor limiting this function is corrosion due to the contact with groundwater infiltrated to buffer material which is the mixture of bentonite and sand. Carbon steel is selected as one of the candidate materials for overpacks in Japan as a corrosion allowance metal. The deep underground environment for geological disposal of HLW is expected to be relatively oxidizing condition at the initial stage of repository, but it will be returned to reducing as the consumption of oxygen by the corrosion of overpack and the redox reactions with the minerals in buffer material. It is necessary to understand the corrosion behaviour of carbon steel under such anaerobic condition for the lifetime prediction of carbon steel overpack. In this study, immersion tests of carbon steel in buffer material were performed in nitrogen atmosphere in which oxygen gas concentration was controlled less than 1 ppm. The corrosion rates of carbon steel were measured by weight loss of the specimens and the corrosion products were analysed by SEM, XRD and EPMA. For investigating the influence of welding of overpack, welded samples by electron-beam welding (EBW) were used in some of the tests. Synthetic sea water (SSW) and aqueous solutions containing bicarbonate ion and chloride ion were chosen as simulated groundwater. The results indicated that the corrosion form of carbon steel under anaerobic condition was uniform corrosion and no localised corrosion such as pitting, crevice corrosion was found within our experimental conditions. Ferrous carbonate such as FeCO3 or Fe2(OH)2CO3 was identified as crystalline corrosion products by XRD. Although the corrosion rate was affected by test solution and buffer material design, the corrosion products film formed on the surface at 353 K were tight and very small corrosion rates less than 1μm/y was obtained in any cases. While, the corrosion product at 323 K was not protective and larger corrosion rate of 2μm/y was estimated. There was no influence of steel type and welding on the corrosion rate of carbon steel up to 3 years of immersion period. The average corrosion depth of carbon steel overpack was calculated to be ≤ 2 mm by extrapolating the obtained corrosion rate of ≤ 2μm/y to 1000 years, and this estimation was well agreed with natural analogue data. (authors)

  20. On the inhibition of hydrogen sulfide corrosion of steel with Schiff Bases

    The number of the Schiff bases(above 20 compounds) is synthesized. Their impact on the kinetics of electrochemical reactions and steel corrosion behaviour in the two-phase systems electrolyte - hydrocarbon containing H2S, is studied. It is shown, that azomethines, synthesized by the Schiff reaction from aldehydes and aliphatic amines, may serve as water-soluble inhibitors in these systems. The efficiency of steel corrosion protection against hydrogen sulfide corrosion through azomethines depends on their chemical structure and pH media. The effective water-soluble inhibitor of the hydrogen sulfide corrosion - IFKhAN-62 - is developed

  1. Mechanism and degree of chemical elements effect on atmosphere corrosion resistance of steels

    It follows from the proposed regression equations that falourable effect of chemical elements on steel resistance to atmospheric corrosion is determined by their ability to increase interatom bond stability in iron crystal lattice and form corrosion products with high protection properties. Element positive influence on steel corrosion resistance decreases in the following order: S, P, Si, Mn, Cu, Cr, Ni, C in semiurban tropical atmosphere and S, Mn, Sr, Cu, Ni, Cr in coastal atmosphere. In the latter case C increases corrosion in a greater degree as compared to P. Small ammounts of Mo decrease steel resistance in semiurban atmosphere and almost do not influence it in the coastal one. Possible mechanisms of individual element influence on steel corrosion resistance are considered

  2. Development of ion-plated aluminide diffusion coatings for thermal cyclic oxidation and hot corrosion protection of a nickel-based superalloy and a stainless steel

    Elsawy, Abdel Raouf

    This project was carried out at the University of Toronto and Cametoid Ltd of Whitby, Ontario. Ohno continuous casting; a novel net shape casting technique, was used to generate, Al-Y, Al-Ce, Al-La, and Al-Si-Y, in form of 1.6 to 1.7 mm diameter alloy wires. These alloy wires exhibited suitable properties for use as feed materials to an Ion Vapor Deposition facility. The deposition parameters were optimized to provide coatings with a compact and cohesive columnar structure with reduced porosity and diffusion barriers that were essential to ensure the success of the diffusion process in the subsequent stage. Solid-state diffusion heat treatment processes were developed in order to form the stable aluminide phases, AlNi and FeAl, on IN738 and S310 substrates, respectively. Experiments simulating the coating service conditions and environments encountered during the prospective aerospace and fuel cell applications were conducted to evaluate the performance of each aluminide coating developed during this study. Thermal cyclic oxidation and molten sulfate corrosion studies were performed on coated IN738 pins at 1050C and 900C, respectively, simulating the service environment of turbine engine blades and other hot section components. Molten carbonate corrosion behavior was investigated for coated S310 coupons that were immersed in, or covered with a thin film of molten carbonate, at 650C, in air plus 30%CO2, to simulate the operating conditions of the cathode-side separator plates of molten carbonate fuel cells. The behavior of the reactive elements, yttrium, cerium, lanthanum, and silicon in enhancing the adhesion of the protective aluminum oxide scale was determined by weight variation experiments, structural examination and compositional analysis. The influence of the base material elements, nickel, chromium, and iron, on the formation of protective oxides was investigated. All coatings were found to provide significant improvement for thermal cyclic oxidation and hot corrosion protection. For protection of IN738, Al-La coatings provided the greatest protection during oxidative thermal cycling, whereas Al-Ce coatings were found to be the most effective for protection against corrosive molten sulfate environments in aerospace applications. For protection of S310 against the corrosive environments of molten carbonate fuel cells, the effectiveness of the aluminide coatings were in the sequence, from the most to the least effective, Al-La, Al-Ce, Al-Y, and Al-Si-Y Mechanisms for Lanthanum and cerium protective behavior in high temperature aluminide diffusion coatings were suggested from the results of this study combined with literature information.

  3. Pitting corrosion resistant austenite stainless steel

    van Rooyen, D.; Bandy, R.

    A pitting corrosion resistant austenite stainless steel comprises 17 to 28 wt. % chromium, 15 to 26 wt. % nickel, 5 to 8 wt. % molybdenum, and 0.3 to 0.5 wt. % nitrogen, the balance being iron, unavoidable impurities, minor additions made in the normal course of melting and casting alloys of this type, and may optionally include up to 10 wt. % of manganese, up to 5 wt. % of silicon, and up to 0.08 wt. % of carbon.

  4. Synergistic corrosion inhibition of environment-friendly inhibitors on the corrosion of carbon steel in soft water

    Highlights: • The composite demonstrated synergistic effects and exhibited mixed-type corrosion inhibition behaviour. • The composite showed remarkable corrosion inhibition property at a relatively low dosage. • The composite functioned more environmental-friendly compared to traditional inhibitors. • The composite have been adsorbed on the carbon steel surface as a protective film against corrosion attack. - Abstract: The synergistic effect of the combination of polyaspartic acid (PASP), polyepoxysuccinic acid (PESA), polyamino polyether methylenephosphonate (PAPEMP), sodium gluconate (Glu) and Zn2+ on carbon steel corrosion was investigated using weight loss and electrochemical measurements. The combination of PASP, PESA, PAPEMP, Glu and Zn2+ is an environment-friendly inhibitor and exhibited mixed-type inhibition behaviour. The composite efficiently inhibited corrosion on carbon steel at relatively low dosages in severely corrosive soft water media. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) images and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) spectra further confirmed the formation of a protective film composed of the adsorbed inhibitor molecules on the carbon steel surface against corrosion attack

  5. Electrochemical behavior and corrosion protection performance of bis-[triethoxysilylpropyl] tetrasulfide silane films modified with TiO2 sol on 304 stainless steel

    Highlights: • The TiO2 sol/BTESPT composite films were prepared on 304 SS surface. • TiO2 sol/BTESPT composite films exhibit strong adhesion force and good compactness. • TiO2 sol/BTESPT composite films provided superior corrosion resistance ability. - Abstract: The corrosion protection ability of bis-[triethoxysilylpropyl]tetrasulfide/TiO2 composite films was evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in this paper. The electrochemical results show that the composite films modified with TiO2 sol exhibited superior corrosion protection performance compared to single bis-[triethoxysilylpropyl]tetrasulfide (BTESPT) silane films. The durability and reaction mechanism of BTESPT films and BTESPT/TiO2 composite films were further studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, reflection absorption Fourier infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the experimental results revealed the loading of TiO2 sol into the porous part of the silane network, which not only increases the compactness and durability of silane films but also improves the interfacial bonding force due to formation of Si−O−Ti bonds. After 15 days immersion in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution, the BTESPT/TiO2 composite films still had good corrosion resistance ability

  6. To the corrosion of austenitic steels in sodium loops

    This report describes the comparison between experimental corrosion and calculated corrosion effects on austenitic steels exposed to liquid sodium. As basis for the calculations served a diffusion model. The comparison showed that the model is able to predict the corrosion effects. In addition the model was used to calculate the corrosion effect along an actual fuel rod. (orig.)

  7. Phenomenological investigation of the influence of Cathodic protection on corrosion fatigue crack propagation behaviour, in a BS 4360 50D type structural steel and associated weldment microstructures, in a marine environment.

    Thompson, J. W. C.

    1984-01-01

    The influence of Cathodic Protection potential upon corrosion fatigue crack propagation rates in a medium7strength ferritic-pearlitic structural steel (ES 4360 grade 50D) and associated weldment microstructures in simulated sea-water was studied and the results were presented in bi-modal da/dN vs AK curves. Above transition propagation rate data was satisfactorily described by the Paris relationship da/dN = C. AKm and a relationship of the formin = Aln C+D between Paris e...

  8. Corrosion aspects of steel radioactive waste containers in cementitious materials

    Nick Smart from Serco, UK, gave an overview of the effects of cementitious materials on the corrosion of steel during storage and disposal of various low- and intermediate-level radioactive wastes. Steel containers are often used as an overpack for the containment of radioactive wastes and are routinely stored in an open atmosphere. Since this is an aerobic and typically humid environment, the steel containers can start to corrode whilst in storage. Steel containers often come into contact with cementitious materials (e.g. grout encapsulants, backfill). An extensive account of different steel container designs and of steel corrosion mechanisms was provided. Steel corrosion rates under conditions buffered by cementitious materials have been evaluated experimentally. The main conclusion was that the cementitious environment generally facilitates the passivation of steel materials. Several general and localised corrosion mechanisms need to be considered when evaluating the performance of steel containers in cementitious environments, and environmental thresholds can be defined and used with this aim. In addition, the consequences of the generation of gaseous hydrogen by the corrosion of carbon steel under anoxic conditions must be taken into account. Discussion of the paper included: Is crevice corrosion really significant in cementitious systems? Crevice corrosion is unlikely in the cementitious backfill considered because it will tend to neutralise any acidic conditions in the crevice. What is the role of microbially-induced corrosion (MIC) in cementitious systems? Microbes are likely to be present in a disposal facility but their effect on corrosion is uncertain

  9. Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of AZ31 Mg Alloy

    Moon, Sungmo

    2015-01-01

    Corrosion behavior of AZ31 Mg alloy was studied in chloride and alkaline solutions, and two different surface treatments of chemical conversion coatings and plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings were prepared on AZ31 Mg alloy for corrosion protection. Fe-containing impurity particles were found to be present at the positions where continuous gas evolution occurs in chloride and alkaline solutions. Corrosion of AZ31 Mg alloy was not initiated around the cathodic particles but occurred p...

  10. METHOD FOR ARRANGEMENT OF HIGH-STRENGTH CORROSION-RESISTANT FOR EFFICIENT PROTECTION OF STEEL PIPELINES OPERATED IN THE EXTREME NORTH

    I. S. Surovtsev; Yu. M. Borisov; S. I. Matreninsky; R. I. Sapelkin

    2011-01-01

    Problem statement. At present, the problem of main pipeline protection from corrosion is extremelyimportant. Principal gas-transport routes have the biggest length in the North areas whereclimatic and geotechnical conditions are adverse. Scientists of Voronezh State University of Architectureand Civil Engineering have developed new material, rubber concrete. This material isbased on liquid oligodienes and has unique set of operational characteristics. The material can beefficiently used as in...

  11. Microbial Corrosion and Cracking in Steel

    Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    1998-01-01

    The aim of the report is to give a fundamental understanding of the response of different electrochemical techniques on carbon steel in a sulphide environment as well as in a biologically active sulphate-reducing environment (SRB). This will form the basis for further studies and for recommendati......The aim of the report is to give a fundamental understanding of the response of different electrochemical techniques on carbon steel in a sulphide environment as well as in a biologically active sulphate-reducing environment (SRB). This will form the basis for further studies and for...... be based on results from the entire 3 year period, but only selected experimental data primarily from the latest experiments will be presented in detail here.Microbial corrosion of carbon steel under influence of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) is characterised by the formation of both biofilm and...... corrosion products (ferrous sulphides) on the metal surface. Experiments have been conducted on carbon steel exposed in near neutral (pH 6 to 8.5) saline hydrogen sulphide environment (0 to 100 mg/l total dissolved sulphide) for a period of 14 days. Furthermore coupons have been exposed in a bioreactor for...

  12. Corrosion product release into sodium from austenitic stainless steel

    The results of radioactive and non-radioactive corrosion product release from austenitic stainless steel are discussed. Some release mechanism are described. It was found that corrosion of austenitic stainless steel in sodium is a complex process involving several mechanisms for the different alloy constituents. Many of the hypotheses of J.R. Weeks and H.S. Isaacs concerning the role of oxygen in corrosion of steels by sodium are confirmed

  13. The role of biofilms in carbon steel corrosion processes

    Cabrerizo de Blas, Laura

    2010-01-01

    When a metal is introduced in seawater corrosion occurs on its surface. The corrosion on the metals, such as steel alloys, in determinates environments causes the apparition of gelatos biofilm formed just on the surface that is directly related with this process. This is possible only if the corrosion is carried out in a biotic environment, and if not will appear some solids that will be organics and inorganic substances products of the corrosion. Therefore, the behaviour of steel in natural ...

  14. Tribological and corrosion behaviors of carburized AISI 4340 steel

    Thong-on, Atcharawadi; Boonruang, Chatdanai

    2016-01-01

    AISI 4340 steel is widely used in automotive and aircraft industries as gear components. In such applications, surface hardening processes such as carburizing are required in order to improve the life time of the components. There are many studies showing the tribological behavior of the carburized steel, but the corrosion behavior has not yet been clarified. This paper reports on both tribological and corrosion behaviors of the carburized AISI 4340 steel. Factor associated with carburizing, such as the quantities of deposited carbon, dissolved carbon, and formed Cr23C6 and Fe3C, affect the tribological and corrosion behaviors of the steel by improving hardness, friction, lubrication, and wear resistance; but corrosion resistance is reduced. The dissolved carbon affects the formation of the oxide layer of the carburized steel, by obstructing the continuous oxide layer formation and by decreasing the chromium content of the steel, leading to the decrease in the corrosion resistance of the steel.

  15. Graphene Nanoplatelets Based Protective and Functionalizing Coating for Stainless Steel.

    Mondal, Jayanta; Kozlova, Jekaterina; Sammelselg, Väino

    2015-09-01

    Stainless steel is the most widely used alloy for many industrial and everyday applications, and protection of this alloy substrate against corrosion is an important industrial issue. Here we report a promising application of graphene oxide and graphene nanoplatelets as effective corrosion inhibitors for AISI type 304 stainless steel alloy. The graphene oxide and graphene coatings on the stainless steel substrates were prepared using spin coating techniques. Homogeneous and complete surface coverage by the graphene oxide and graphene nanoplatelets were observed with a high-resolution scanning electron microscope. The corrosion inhibition ability of these materials was investigated through measurement of open circuit potential and followed by potentiodymamic polarization analysis in aqueous sodium chloride solution before and after a month of immersion. Analyzed result exhibits effective corrosion inhibition for both substrates coated with graphene oxide or graphene nanoplatelets by increasing corrosion potential, pitting potential and decreasing passive current density. The corrosion inhibition ability of the coated substrates has not changed even after the long-term immersion. The result showed both graphene materials can be used as an effective corrosion inhibitor for the stainless steel substrates, which would certainly increase lifetime the substrate. However, long-term protection ability of the graphene coated susbtsrate showed somewhat better inhibition performance than the ones coated with graphene oxide. PMID:26716239

  16. Influence of alloying elements on the corrosion properties of shape memory stainless steels

    Highlights: ► The corrosion properties of three Fe–Mn–Si–Cr–Ni–(Co) shape-memory stainless steels (SMSSs) were compared with those of a type 304 (SS 304) austenitic stainless steel. ► A considerably high Si content (about 40 at%) is present in the anodic passive films formed on SMSSs in 0.5 M H2SO4 solution. ► The high protectiveness of the anodic passive film formed on SMSSs in 0.5 M H2SO4 solution results from a protective film consisting of a (Fe, Cr)–mixed silicate. ► The SMSSs exhibited higher corrosion resistance than SS 304 in highly oxidizing environments. ► The SMSSs showed poor corrosion resistance in 3.5% NaCl solution compared to that of SS 304. - Abstract: The corrosion properties of three Fe–Mn–Si–Cr–Ni–(Co) shape memory stainless steels were studied based on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analyses, immersion and polarization tests. The test results were compared with those of a type 304 austenitic stainless steel. The XPS analyses indicated substantial Si content in the anodic passive films formed on shape memory stainless steels in sulfuric acid solution and that the high protectiveness of these films results from a protective film consisting of a (iron, chromium)–mixed silicate. The corrosion rate of the shape memory stainless steels in boiling nitric acid solution was lower than that of austenitic stainless steel. The high silicon content was found to play an important role in the corrosion behavior of these shape memory alloys in highly oxidizing environments. Due to their high manganese content, the shape memory stainless steels showed poor corrosion behavior in 3.5% sodium chloride solution when compared with austenitic stainless steel.

  17. Corrosion and protection of aluminum alloys in seawater

    Nisancioglu Kemal [Department of Materials Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway)

    2004-07-01

    The paper deals with pitting and uniform corrosion and effectiveness of cathodic protection in reducing these corrosion forms. In stagnant waters or presence of low flow rates, pitting may occur. However, pitting corrosion, driven by the Fe-rich cathodic intermetallic compounds, is often of superficial nature. The pits tend to passivate as a result of etching or passivation of the intermetallics with time. Cathodic protection is an effective way of preventing pitting. It also requires low current densities since the cathodic area, defined by the Fe-rich intermetallics, is small in contrast to steel, which is uniformly accessible to the cathodic reaction. Although thermodynamic calculations suggest possible instability of the oxide in slightly alkaline solutions, such as seawater, protective nature of the oxide in practice is attributed to the presence of alloying elements such as Mg and Mn. Thus, the passivity of both the aluminum matrix alloy (the anode) and the intermetallics (cathodes) have to be considered in evaluating the corrosion and protection of aluminum alloys. With increasing flow rate, the possibility of pitting corrosion reduces with increase in the rate of uniform corrosion, which is controlled by the flow dependent chemical dissolution of the oxide. Cathodic protection does not stop this phenomenon, and coatings have to be used. (authors)

  18. Corrosion of steel in concrete in cooling water walls. Report part 3 - Corrosion of steel in water saturated concrete

    It is a well known fact that for concrete structures exposed to water the splash zone exhibit the greatest risk for corrosion on the reinforcement. Chloride ions are enriched and the supply of oxygen is good. Below the water table reported corrosion damages are few. The threshold for chloride content is in most cases exceeded but the propagation rate is low due to slow diffusion rate of oxygen in water saturated concrete. Despite this, ongoing corrosion of reinforcement has been observed in cooling water systems at the Swedish nuclear power plants. The aim of this project has been to identify and qualitatively quantify the importance of different possible mechanisms involved in corrosion of reinforcement in water saturated concrete. This has been achieved by collecting experiences, literature survey, modelling, theoretical calculations, experimental investigations as well as field measurements. The investigations have resulted in several new findings. The following have been concluded: In water saturated concrete, without the existence of macro cells, the reinforcement corrodes in an active state but with a very low rate. This active corrosion proceeds independently of the chloride content of the concrete. The corrosion rate is low even with thin concrete cover and most probably even if the concrete has been leached. Nor does high velocity of the cooling water create serious attacks. Inspections have unveiled attacks of reinforcement corrosion in the splash zone, in walls externally exposed to air and in the vicinity to pumps. In the splash zone the attacks occur above the water level. The absence of a macro cell resulting in increased corrosion on parts below the water line is of subordinate importance and is judged being without practical influence. The corrosion takes place where the environmental conditions are optimal. The same is valid for walls externally exposed to air. The macro cell is of subordinate importance. In the vicinity of pumps, observed corrosion, is probably caused by galvanic corrosion as a consequence of incomplete cathodic protection of stainless steel surfaces within the pumps. Single rebar's being isolated from the rest of the reinforcement can be exposed to stray current corrosion if they are located close to a cathodically protected structure having a high demand for protective current. Concrete structures of greater extent can be exposed to stray current interference caused by high voltage direct current transmission lines located in the neighbourhood. Future installations of cathodic protection in extended culverts should not imply connection of separate parts to each other. The risk of alternating current corrosion is judged to be minimal. If it was not for the corrosion observed on reinforcement on the Oeland Bridge and in Gothenburg harbour, which until now has not been explained, corrosion should be possible to exclude in other positions than the splash zone, walls externally exposed to air and in the vicinity to unprotected structures of stainless steel

  19. Corrosion of the steel under thermal insulation - causes and means of prevention

    Corrosion problems of carbon and austenitic stainless steels under thermal insulation is discussed. Attention is paid to the high aggressiveness of environment especially with intermittent cycling down into hot water range due to frequent shutdowns. The availability of effective coatings protecting steel under thermal insulation is indicated, such as, epoxyphenolic, epoxy-novolac, inorganic zinc and aluminium aluminizing. (author)

  20. Natural Corrosion Inhibitors for Steel Reinforcement in Concrete — a Review

    Raja, Pandian Bothi; Ghoreishiamiri, Seyedmojtaba; Ismail, Mohammad

    2015-04-01

    Reinforced concrete is one of the widely used construction materials for bridges, buildings, platforms and tunnels. Though reinforced concrete is capable of withstanding a large range of severe environments including marine, industrial and alpine conditions, there are still a large number of failures in concrete structures for many reasons. Either carbonation or chloride attack is the main culprit which is due to depassivation of reinforced steel and subsequently leads to rapid steel corrosion. Among many corrosion prevention measures, application of corrosion inhibitors play a vital role in metal protection. Numerous range of corrosion inhibitors were reported for concrete protection that were also used commercially in industries. This review summarizes the application of natural products as corrosion inhibitors for concrete protection and also scrutinizes various factors influencing its applicability.

  1. High temperature (salt melt) corrosion tests with ceramic-coated steel

    Thermal recycling of refuse in waste-to-energy plants reduces the problems connected to waste disposal, and is an alternative source of electric energy. However, the combustion process in waste incinerators results in a fast degradation of the steam-carrying superheater steel tubes by corrosive attack and abrasive wear. Higher firing temperatures are used to increase their efficiency but lead to higher corrosion rates. It is more economical to apply protective coatings on the superheater steel tubes than to replace the base material. In-situ tests were conducted in a waste-to-energy plant first in order to identify and quantify all involved corrosive elements. Laboratory scale experiments with salt melts were developed accordingly. The unprotected low-alloyed steel displayed substantial local corrosion. Corrosion was predominant along the grain boundaries of α-ferrite. The corrosion rate was further increased by FeCl3 and a mixture of HCL and FeCl3. Coatings based on pre-ceramic polymers with specific filler particles were engineered to protect superheater tubes. Tests proved their suitability to protect low-alloYed steel tubes from corrosive attack under conditions typical for superheaterS in waste incinerators, rendering higher firing temperatures in waste-to-energy plants possible. - Highlights: • Corrosion wall thickness losses of 400 μm/2 weeks occurred in a waste incinerator. • Abrasion is a major problem on superheater tubes in waste incinerators. • Laboratory salt melt tests can simulate metal corrosion in waste incinerators. • Corrosion protection coatings for steel (temperature: max. 530 °C) were developed. • Higher steam temperatures are possible in WIs with the developed coatings

  2. Corrosion resistance of high-strength stainless maraging steels

    Investigated are corrosion resistance and electrochemical behaviour of low-carbon (0.03% C) steels of three groups: Fe-Cr-Ni, Fe-Cr-Co, Fe-Cr-Co-Ni additionally alloyed with one of the following elements: Mo, W, Si, Cu. The sample structure and character of corrosion fracture are evaluated metalographically. The steels have been subjected to heat treatment before testing. It is shown, that alloying of the steels investigated with molybdenum, tungsten, copper and silicon does not affect their resistance to corrosion cracking. In all the steels corrosion cracking takes place with formation of a great number of cracks, propagated along the grain boundaries or subboundaries of martensite grains. Copper and molybdenum increase effectively resistance to pitting corrosion, especially in cobalt-containing steels. Molybdenum also facilitates the steel passivation

  3. Boric acid corrosion of low alloy steel

    In the last decade, the industry has been aware of a potential loss of coolant accident (LOCA) per the following scenario: primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of a primary system component or weld leads to a coolant leak, the coolant corrodes a low alloy steel structural component (e.g., the reactor vessel (RV) or the reactor vessel head (RVH)), and corrosion degrades the pressure boundary leading to a loss of coolant accident. The industry has taken several steps to address this concern, including replacement of the most susceptible components (RVH replacement), enhanced inspection (both NDE of components and visual inspections for boric acid deposits), and safety analyses to determine appropriate inspection intervals. Although these measures are generally thought to have adequately addressed this issue, there have been some uncertainties in the safety analyses which the industry has sought to address in order to quantify the extent of conservatism in the safety analyses. Specifically, there has been some uncertainty regarding the rate of boric acid corrosion under various conditions which might arise due to a PWSCC leak and the extent to which boric acid deposits are retained near the leak under various geometries. This paper reviews the results of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Materials Reliability Program (MRP) boric acid corrosion (BAC) test programs conducted over the last 8 years, focusing on the most recent results of full-scale mockup testing of CRDM nozzle and bottom mounted nozzle (BMN) configurations. The main purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the latest understanding of the risk of boric acid corrosion as it is informed by the results of the testing conducted over the last eight years. The rate of boric acid corrosion has been found to be a function of many factors, including initial chemistry, the extent of concentration due to boiling, the temperature at which concentration takes place, the velocity of the coolant, and the concentration of dissolved oxygen. (author)

  4. Corrosion property of stainless steel surfacing layer in chloride solution

    The corrosion properties of stainless steel surfacing layer in chloride solution were investigated using immersion corrosion test. The morphology of corrosion surfaces was inspected by using metallography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrum (EDS). The results indicate that no evidence of corrosion on stain- less steel surfacing layer is found at room temperature condition. In the condition of high temperature, the pitting corrosion is induced by Cl- and the corrosion increases with Cl- concentration. The lack of Cr on the surface of metal is resulted from the high Cl- concentration in crevice solution, then the crevice corrosion increases. The susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of the stainless steel increases with Cl- concentration, and the SCC exhibits the character of intergranular crack. (authors)

  5. Influence of medium parameters and material parameters on the metal dissolution, the hydrogen consumption and the protective coating characteristics in the case of steel corrosion under increased CO sub 2 pressure. Zum Einfluss von Medien- und Werkstoffparametern auf die Metallaufloesung, Wasserstoffaufnahme und Deckschichteigenschaften bei der Stahlkorrosion unter erhoehten CO sub 2 -Druecken

    Krieck-Defrain, M.

    1989-10-25

    The carbonic acid corrosion was studied against the background of material problems in natural gas production of steels with different crystalline structure and chemical composition (38Mn6, 34CrMo4, 30CrNiMo8, X10CrAl7, X10Cr13, X8Cr17) in the case of increased partial pressure. Experimental works handle three aspects: Effects on the composition, morphology and protective effect of corrosion product coatings of medium, material and phase-boundary parameters. In this way, boundary conditions and preconditions were to be determined for an increased susceptibility of the material to hole corrosion and flow-induced local corrosion. Hydrogen consumption of steels under the condition of CO{sub 2} high pressure corrosion, under mechanical load in particular. These works were related to the question of participation of corrosion hydrogen in the mechanism of CO{sub 2}-induced stress corrosion cracking. Determination of current density potential characteristics in steels with different alloy contents in the case of high CO{sub 2} partial-pressure. The effect of the chromium concentration on the electrochemical behavior of the materials was in the foreground of the interest. Cr-alloy steels are used increasingly under conditions of increased corrosiveness. (orig./MM).

  6. Evaluation of Performance of Grout Materials in Protection of Prestressing Steel

    K. Kumar, M.S. Karthikeyan and N. Palaniswamy

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Prestressing cables are widely used in huge constructions like buildings and bridges. Corrosion of prestressing steel is more dangerous than the corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete. Stress corrosion is propagated due to corrosion initiation in prestressing steel under stressed condition. Corrosion resistance of the prestressing steel depends upon the grout material. In this investigation three types of grout materials namely cement grout with non-shrinking admixture, polyurethane foam and epoxy grout were assessed for its suitability within the prestressing cable duct. The performance of grout materials to protect against prestressing steel corrosion was evaluated by different electrochemical techniques such as OCP measurements, anodic polarisation test and impressed voltage technique. The mechanical property of the different grout materials were test at room and elevated temperature. Among the three grouts, epoxy based grout system showed better corrosion resistance properties.

  7. Microbial-Influenced Corrosion of Corten Steel Compared with Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel in Oily Wastewater by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Mansouri, Hamidreza; Alavi, Seyed Abolhasan; Fotovat, Meysam

    2015-07-01

    The microbial corrosion behavior of three important steels (carbon steel, stainless steel, and Corten steel) was investigated in semi petroleum medium. This work was done in modified nutrient broth (2 g nutrient broth in 1 L oily wastewater) in the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and mixed culture (as a biotic media) and an abiotic medium for 2 weeks. The behavior of corrosion was analyzed by spectrophotometric and electrochemical methods and at the end was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy. The results show that the degree of corrosion of Corten steel in mixed culture, unlike carbon steel and stainless steel, is less than P. aeruginosa inoculated medium because some bacteria affect Corten steel less than other steels. According to the experiments, carbon steel had less resistance than Corten steel and stainless steel. Furthermore, biofilm inhibits separated particles of those steels to spread to the medium; in other words, particles get trapped between biofilm and steel.

  8. Corrosion Protection of Electrically Conductive Surfaces

    Jian Song

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The basic function of the electrically conductive surface of electrical contacts is electrical conduction. The electrical conductivity of contact materials can be largely reduced by corrosion and in order to avoid corrosion, protective coatings must be used. Another phenomenon that leads to increasing contact resistance is fretting corrosion. Fretting corrosion is the degradation mechanism of surface material, which causes increasing contact resistance. Fretting corrosion occurs when there is a relative movement between electrical contacts with surfaces of ignoble metal. Avoiding fretting corrosion is therefore extremely challenging in electronic devices with pluggable electrical connections. Gold is one of the most commonly used noble plating materials for high performance electrical contacts because of its high corrosion resistance and its good and stable electrical behavior. The authors have investigated different ways to minimize the consumption of gold for electrical contacts and to improve the performance of gold plating. Other plating materials often used for corrosion protection of electrically conductive surfaces are tin, nickel, silver and palladium. This paper will deal with properties and new research results of different plating materials in addition to other means used for corrosion protection of electrically conductive surfaces and the testing of corrosion resistance of electrically conductive surfaces.

  9. Influence of burnishing on stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of duplex steel

    J. Łabanowski

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of the current study was to investigate the usability of burnishing-inducted surface enhancement method for improve the stress corrosion cracking resistance of duplex stainless steel.Design/methodology/approach: The surface layers upon round in cross section specimens were performed through burnishing treatment. Corrosion tests were performed with the use of Slow Strain Rate Test technique in inert (glycerin and aggressive (boiling 35% MgCl2 solution environments.Findings: It was shown that burnishing treatment increases corrosion resistance of the steel. Stress corrosion cracking resistance depends on the magnitude of cold work at surface layers. High level of cold work decreases corrosion resistance.Research limitations/implications: This study does not indicate the optimum stress level and stress distribution in surface layers for the best corrosion resistance. It is necessary to continue the research to determine burnishing parameters for demanded properties of duplex steel surface layers.Practical implications: The burnishing treatment can significantly improve stress corrosion resistance of specified parts of chemical installations working in the contact with aggressive media. Such parts as valve parts or propeller shafts can be successfully protected against corrosion attack.Originality/value: Burnishing surface enhancement for constructional parts made of duplex stainless steels exposed to corrosive environments has not been reported in literature. Application of this technology can increase life-time of chemical installation devices and improve their reliability.

  10. Microbiological Corrosion in Low Carbon Steels

    O. Medina–Custodio

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The Microbiologically Induced Corrosion affects several industries, such as oil industry where it is estimated that 20% to 30% pipes failures are related with microorganism . The chemical reactions generate ions transfer, this validate the use of electrochemical techniques for its analysis. Coupons submerged in a nutritional medium with presence and absence of three different microorganisms during two periods, 48 hours and 28 days we restudied. Polarization resistance (Rp and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS techniques we re applied to determine the corrosivity of the systems. The results show a greater corrosive effect of abiotic system, this indicates a microorganisms protection effect to the metal, opposite to the first hypothesis. This result was ratified observing surfaces coupons by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM technique. A possible mechanism based on Evans – Tafel graph is proposed to explain inhibitor microorganism effect.

  11. Microbially induced corrosion of carbon steel in deep groundwater environment.

    Rajala, Pauliina; Carpén, Leena; Vepsäläinen, Mikko; Raulio, Mari; Sohlberg, Elina; Bomberg, Malin

    2015-01-01

    The metallic low and intermediate level radioactive waste generally consists of carbon steel and stainless steels. The corrosion rate of carbon steel in deep groundwater is typically low, unless the water is very acidic or microbial activity in the environment is high. Therefore, the assessment of microbially induced corrosion of carbon steel in deep bedrock environment has become important for evaluating the safety of disposal of radioactive waste. Here we studied the corrosion inducing ability of indigenous microbial community from a deep bedrock aquifer. Carbon steel coupons were exposed to anoxic groundwater from repository site 100 m depth (Olkiluoto, Finland) for periods of 3 and 8 months. The experiments were conducted at both in situ temperature and room temperature to investigate the response of microbial population to elevated temperature. Our results demonstrate that microorganisms from the deep bedrock aquifer benefit from carbon steel introduced to the nutrient poor anoxic deep groundwater environment. In the groundwater incubated with carbon steel the planktonic microbial community was more diverse and 100-fold more abundant compared to the environment without carbon steel. The betaproteobacteria were the most dominant bacterial class in all samples where carbon steel was present, whereas in groundwater incubated without carbon steel the microbial community had clearly less diversity. Microorganisms induced pitting corrosion and were found to cluster inside the corrosion pits. Temperature had an effect on the species composition of microbial community and also affected the corrosion deposits layer formed on the surface of carbon steel. PMID:26257707

  12. Microbially induced corrosion of carbon steel in deep groundwater environment

    Rajala, Pauliina; Carpén, Leena; Vepsäläinen, Mikko; Raulio, Mari; Sohlberg, Elina; Bomberg, Malin

    2015-01-01

    The metallic low and intermediate level radioactive waste generally consists of carbon steel and stainless steels. The corrosion rate of carbon steel in deep groundwater is typically low, unless the water is very acidic or microbial activity in the environment is high. Therefore, the assessment of microbially induced corrosion of carbon steel in deep bedrock environment has become important for evaluating the safety of disposal of radioactive waste. Here we studied the corrosion inducing ability of indigenous microbial community from a deep bedrock aquifer. Carbon steel coupons were exposed to anoxic groundwater from repository site 100 m depth (Olkiluoto, Finland) for periods of 3 and 8 months. The experiments were conducted at both in situ temperature and room temperature to investigate the response of microbial population to elevated temperature. Our results demonstrate that microorganisms from the deep bedrock aquifer benefit from carbon steel introduced to the nutrient poor anoxic deep groundwater environment. In the groundwater incubated with carbon steel the planktonic microbial community was more diverse and 100-fold more abundant compared to the environment without carbon steel. The betaproteobacteria were the most dominant bacterial class in all samples where carbon steel was present, whereas in groundwater incubated without carbon steel the microbial community had clearly less diversity. Microorganisms induced pitting corrosion and were found to cluster inside the corrosion pits. Temperature had an effect on the species composition of microbial community and also affected the corrosion deposits layer formed on the surface of carbon steel. PMID:26257707

  13. Corrosion inhibition in 2.0 M sulfuric acid solutions of high strength maraging steel by aminophenyl tetrazole as a corrosion inhibitor

    The corrosion of high strength maraging steel after varied immersion times in concentrated solution, 2.0 M, of sulfuric acid has been investigated. The work was also extended to study the effect of 5-(3-aminophenyl)-tetrazole (APTA) on the inhibition of the steel corrosion. The study has been carried out using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiodynamic polarization and scanning electron microscope (SEM) along with energy dispersive X-ray analyzer (EDX) investigations. EIS spectra showed that the corrosion and polarization resistances decrease with increasing the immersion time of the steel before measurement and increase in the presence of APTA and the increase of its concentration. Polarization data agreed with the EIS measurements and indicated that the increase of immersion time increases the corrosion of steel by increasing its corrosion current and corrosion rate and lowering its polarization resistance. On the other hand, the addition of APTA and the increase of its concentration minimized the corrosion of steel through decreasing the corrosion current and corrosion rate and increasing the polarization resistance at all exposure test periods. SEM and EDX investigations confirmed that the inhibition of the maraging steel in the 2.0 M H2SO4 solutions is achieved via the adsorption of the APTA molecules onto the steel protecting its surface from being dissolved easily.

  14. Corrosion inhibition in 2.0 M sulfuric acid solutions of high strength maraging steel by aminophenyl tetrazole as a corrosion inhibitor

    Sherif, El-Sayed M.

    2014-02-01

    The corrosion of high strength maraging steel after varied immersion times in concentrated solution, 2.0 M, of sulfuric acid has been investigated. The work was also extended to study the effect of 5-(3-aminophenyl)-tetrazole (APTA) on the inhibition of the steel corrosion. The study has been carried out using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiodynamic polarization and scanning electron microscope (SEM) along with energy dispersive X-ray analyzer (EDX) investigations. EIS spectra showed that the corrosion and polarization resistances decrease with increasing the immersion time of the steel before measurement and increase in the presence of APTA and the increase of its concentration. Polarization data agreed with the EIS measurements and indicated that the increase of immersion time increases the corrosion of steel by increasing its corrosion current and corrosion rate and lowering its polarization resistance. On the other hand, the addition of APTA and the increase of its concentration minimized the corrosion of steel through decreasing the corrosion current and corrosion rate and increasing the polarization resistance at all exposure test periods. SEM and EDX investigations confirmed that the inhibition of the maraging steel in the 2.0 M H2SO4 solutions is achieved via the adsorption of the APTA molecules onto the steel protecting its surface from being dissolved easily.

  15. Corrosion inhibition in 2.0 M sulfuric acid solutions of high strength maraging steel by aminophenyl tetrazole as a corrosion inhibitor

    Sherif, El-Sayed M., E-mail: emsherif@gmail.com [Center of Excellence for Research in Engineering Materials (CEREM), Advanced Manufacturing Institute, King Saud University, PO. Box 800, Al-Riyadh 11421 (Saudi Arabia); National Research Centre (NRC), Electrochemistry and Corrosion Laboratory, Department of Physical Chemistry, National Research Centre (NRC), Dokki, 12622 Cairo (Egypt)

    2014-02-15

    The corrosion of high strength maraging steel after varied immersion times in concentrated solution, 2.0 M, of sulfuric acid has been investigated. The work was also extended to study the effect of 5-(3-aminophenyl)-tetrazole (APTA) on the inhibition of the steel corrosion. The study has been carried out using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiodynamic polarization and scanning electron microscope (SEM) along with energy dispersive X-ray analyzer (EDX) investigations. EIS spectra showed that the corrosion and polarization resistances decrease with increasing the immersion time of the steel before measurement and increase in the presence of APTA and the increase of its concentration. Polarization data agreed with the EIS measurements and indicated that the increase of immersion time increases the corrosion of steel by increasing its corrosion current and corrosion rate and lowering its polarization resistance. On the other hand, the addition of APTA and the increase of its concentration minimized the corrosion of steel through decreasing the corrosion current and corrosion rate and increasing the polarization resistance at all exposure test periods. SEM and EDX investigations confirmed that the inhibition of the maraging steel in the 2.0 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solutions is achieved via the adsorption of the APTA molecules onto the steel protecting its surface from being dissolved easily.

  16. New Sol-gel Formulations to Increase the Barrier Effect of a Protective Coating Against the Corrosion and Wear of Galvanized Steel

    Sandra Raquel, Kunst; Henrique Ribeiro Piaggio, Cardoso; Lilian Vanessa Rossa, Beltrami; Cladia Trindade, Oliveira; Tiago Lemes, Menezes; Jane Zoppas, Ferreira; Clia de Fraga, Malfatti.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This study proposes a new pretreatment method that uses alkoxide precursors with a plasticizing agent; the purpose of this study is to improve the electrochemical and mechanical properties of a galvanized steel surface. Galvanized steel was covered with a hybrid film obtained from a sol that consist [...] ed of two alkoxide precursors, 3 - (trimethoxysilylpropyl) methacrylate (TMSM) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), with nitrate cerium in a concentration of 0.01 M and a polyethylene glycol (PEG) plasticizer. The hybrid coatings were obtained by dip-coating method with various concentrations of plasticizer (0, 20, 40 and 60 g.L-1). The hybrid films were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), profilometry, contact angle measurements, a tribometer with the type-setting ball on the plate and electrochemical tests. The addition of the plasticizer into the hybrid films improves the corrosion resistance behavior compared to the sample without the plasticizer. The addition of 20 g.L-1 of plasticizer showed the best performance in the electrochemical tests. The mechanical behavior results indicated that higher PEG concentrations resulted in films with enhanced durability.

  17. Corrosion of reinforcement bars in steel ibre reinforced concrete structures

    Solgaard, Anders Ole Stubbe

    aim of the work presented in this Ph.D. thesis was to quantify the influence of steel fibres on corrosion of traditional reinforcement bars embedded in uncracked concrete as well as cracked concrete. Focus of the work was set on the impact of steel fibres on corrosion propagation in uncracked concrete...

  18. Evaluation of the susceptibility to pitting corrosion of structural steels, including steels with modified surface

    Although the low alloy ferrite-perlite and bainite-martensite steels mostly undergo the general corrosion, pitting corrosion occurring under certain conditions jeopardizes the safety of installations, causing perforation of walls or initiation of crack. On the basis of electrochemical, corrosion and microscopic examinations, the conditions simulating typical industrial corrosion environments, containing Cl- ions have been selected, to which the parts of machines, devices and installation are subjected. The test parameters provide the preferential pitting corrosion without prevailing general corrosion, and provide the similar type of corrosion of different kinds of ferrite-perlite and bainite-martensite steels, including steels with modified surface layer. The proposed express method allows to evaluate the susceptibility to pitting corrosion and to evaluate the effect of surface modification on susceptibility to pitting corrosion in environments containing Cl- ions. The method may be applied for the proper selection of materials exploited under pitting corrosion conditions and for preparation of precorroded samples for mechanical testing. (author)

  19. Microstructure and corrosion behaviour of plasma-nitrocarburized sintered steel

    Borges, P.C. [CEFET-PR, Departmento Academico de Mecanica, Av. Sete de Stembro 3165, Curitiba, PR, 80230-901 (Brazil); Martinelli, A.E. [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Departemento de Engenharia Mecanica, Lagoa Nova Campus, Natal, RN, 59072-970 (Brazil); Franco, C.V. [Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Departamento de Quimica, Trindade Campus, Florianopolis, SC 88040-900 (Brazil)

    2004-08-01

    Powder characteristics and manufacturing processes determine the microstructure, and therefore, the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of sintered steels. In particular, porosity and corrosion resistance are intimately related, since the contact area between substrate and electrolyte significantly affects the corrosion resistance of sintered steels. This study addresses the effect of powder characteristics and pressing parameters on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of low-carbon sintered and sintered/plasma-nitrocarburized steel. The results indicated that the corrosion resistance increased with increasing density and decreasing specific surface area. Additionally, plasma-nitrocarburizing was highly effective in coating open pores of the material. (Abstract Copyright [2004], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  20. Bimetallic corrosion of high-strength stainless steels

    Through the studied on corrosion of VNS-2, VNS-59, EhI961, EhP517, EhP866, 20Kh13, 40Kh13, 95Kh18 and EhI474 in salt fog and 3 % NaCl solution it is established that contact with titanium alloys does not intensify the corrosion; contact with copper alloys strengthens the corrosion of steels excluding the VNS-2 and VNS-59 steels. Contacts with titanium and copper alloys do not reduce the resistance of the steels under consideration against corrosion cracking

  1. Steel corrosion in ammonia solutions studied by Moessbauer spectrometry

    The corrosive action of diluted ammonia solutions has been thoroughly studied until 90s. A particular interest towards studying it after this time arisen from problems relating to environment protection. We have initiated a programme which involves the study of steel samples in ammoniac solutions. The steel samples were obtained from industrial Fe-C steel with C of low concentration. The surface of the samples was diamond polished, subsequently degreased and desiccated. The corrosion process of the samples was performed in an electrolytic cell with diluted ammonia solutions of concentration ranging within 10-1 - 10-4 N. Moessbauer measurements were performed at room temperature in the transmission (TMS) and conversion electron spectroscopy (CEMS) using a conventional constant-acceleration spectrometer with a 57 Co-Rh source. The TMS spectrum shows the presence of a single sextet: ?-iron. The best fit of the CEMS spectra uses an addition wide line to the sextet. The parameters of the wide line correspond to a non-stoichiometric oxide with (probably) small particles. Also the line parameters prove that we have studied the early stage of the corrosion process. All CEMS spectra show that on the surface the directions of the ?-ray and the magnetic moments are nearly perpendicular. There is a magnetic anisotropy on the surface of the samples, which remains even in the corroded samples. In contrast TMS spectrum shows that in the interior of the sample the magnetic moments are in a random arrangement. The result of the corrosion is the layer appearance (non-stoichiometric iron oxide) on the sample surface. The layer thickness increases with the change of the NH3 concentration from 10-1 to 10-4 N. (authors)

  2. The effect of ion implantation on the resistance of 316L stainless steel to crevice corrosion

    The results of an investigation of the influence of aluminium, titanium and scandium implantation on the electrochemical and chemical crevice corrosion behaviour of 316L stainless steel are presented and discussed. Ion implantation, in addition to improving markedly the protective quality of the passive film at the free corrosion potential, greatly increases the resistance of 316L stainless steel to crevice corrosion in both neutral NaCl and acidic FeCl3 solutions. A moderate decrease in pitting resistance is possibly due to coverage effect of implanted species on the surface molybdenum constituent. (Auth.)

  3. Fire protection of steel structures

    Krivtcov, Artem

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of the work was to make a simple program for constructors to choose and check the different options of fire protection of steel structures and to analyze the results of it. The idea of the program was to include all the factors influencing the result: the fire resistant class of the structure, the load, the geo-metrical characteristics, the type of work of a structure and the type of steel. The calculation was made according to the Russian regulations: SP 16.13330.2011. Steel ...

  4. Corrosion protection method by neutral treatment for boilers

    The corrosion protection method by neutral treatment has been applied in Europe mainly for boilers and nuclear reactors instead of existing all volatile treatment. The cause of corrosion of steel and copper in water and the effect of neutral treatment, that is the effect of protection film of magnetite in steel and cuprous oxide in copper alloy, are explained with the characteristic figure of PH, electromotive force and chemical formula. The experience of applying this neutral treatment to the Wedel thermal power plant and the system flow sheet, the water treatment equipment, relating instrumentations and the water examination are described in detail. Hydrogen peroxide is injected in this neutral treatment. The comparison between the existing water treatment and the neutral treatment and their merits and demerits are explained. (Nakai, Y.)

  5. Investigation of corrosion behavior of Mg-steel laser-TIG hybrid lap joints

    Highlights: ► Galvanic corrosion increases the corrosion rate of the Mg-steel joint. ► Fe splashes lower the corrosion resistance of the joint greatly. ► The effect of grain refinement on the corrosion behavior of the joint is slight. ► Ni or Cu interlayer could not improve the corrosion resistance of fusion zone. ► The arc-sprayed coating could enhance the reliability of weld joint. - Abstract: The paper investigates the corrosion behavior of the lap joint of AZ31 magnesium alloy to Q235 steel with salt solution immersion testing and electrochemical testing. It is demonstrated that grain refinement resulting from the welding process has little effect on the corrosion behavior of the lap joint. However, the cathodic phases formed in the welding process and the galvanic corrosion between magnesium alloy and steel decrease the corrosion resistance of the joint greatly. Besides, neither Cu nor Ni, as filler material, could improve the corrosion resistance of the joint, but the arc-sprayed Al coating acting as a protective layer could.

  6. To the corrosion of austenitic steel in sodium loops

    This paper investigates whether it is possible to predict corrosion effects for austenitic steels exposed to liquid sodium with an analytical diffusion model. The comparison between experimental measurements of corrosion and calculated corrosion effects is described. The work presented attempts to demonstrate that the sodium mass transfer phenomena can be described with a diffusion model. 40 refs

  7. Electrochemical Evaluation of Corrosion Inhibitors to Austenistic Stainless Steel

    Yosmari Adames Montero

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The use of corrosion inhibitors is one of the most universal methods, and diffused for the protection ofmetals, because they reduce substantially the corrosion losses when they are added in smallconcentrations. At the present work it was carried out the electrochemical tests evaluation of twoinhibitors, A and B, to be used in the chemical cleanings for trays of heat interchanger, which aresuffering thickness losses until its perforation. By the chemical composition analysis, it wasdemonstrated that the metal is an austenistic stainless steel and by electrochemical tests of linearpolarization resistance, electrochemical noise and cyclic sweep, were demonstrated the localizedcorrosion. The best efficiency of the inhibitor A was obtained with one and two percent concentration,while the inhibitor B shows values efficiency near 95% with two percent concentration.

  8. Corrosion of Stainless Steels of Cryogenic Hydrocarbon Flare Tips Burners

    H. U. Nwosu; A. U. Iwuoha

    2011-01-01

    Analysis of the corrosion resistance of AISI Type 304 Stainless Steel (SS) used in flare tips (burners) of natural gas (NG) extraction facilities is considered to determine the resistance of this grade of austenitic stainless steel to the aggressive corrosive actions of the environment. It was observed that the grade of SS yielded quite early to corrosion attacks which gave effects to scaling, flaking, pitting, material thinning and flare distortions in the burners contrary to expectations. T...

  9. The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel in concrete

    This is the final report of a 2 year programme aimed at (1) determining the rate of anaerobic corrosion of steel in concrete, (2) investigating the nature of the corrosion products formed on carbon steel embedded in cementitious material under anaerobic conditions and (3) evaluating the effect of hydrogen over-pressures on the rate of anaerobic corrosion. All experiments have been carried out at temperatures in the range 20-300C, ie ambient conditions. 4 refs.; 19 figs.; 6 tabs

  10. Calculation of minimum cathodic protection potential of carbon steel in soil using cathodic polarization curve

    Consideration is given to the simple method for calculating the minimal protective potential and corrosion rate of steel in soil using cathode curve and the value of free corrosion potential. The suggested electrochemical method for calculating corrosion rate at cathode polarization requires the minimal number of experimental data (cathode polarization curve and E cor value) and calculation procedure is very simple

  11. Irradiated accelerated corrosion of stainless steel

    Type 316L stainless steel was exposed to a simulated PWR environment with in-situ proton irradiation to investigate the effect of simultaneous irradiation and corrosion. To enable these experiments, a dedicated beamline was constructed to transport a 3.2 MeV proton beam from a tandem accelerator, through the sample that also acts as the window between the beamline vacuum and a corrosion cell designed to flow primary water at 320 C. degrees and 13.1 MPa. Experiments were conducted on 316L stainless steel samples which were irradiated for 24 hours in 320 C. degrees water with 3 ppm H2, at dose rates of 7*10-6 dpa/s and 7*10-7 dpa/s, for 4, 24, and 72 hours. A dual-layer oxide formed on the samples, with an inner layer rich in Cr with Fe and Ni content, and an outer layer of Fe oxides. Samples were characterized with TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy), EDS, and Raman spectroscopy to determine the effect of irradiation. Irradiated samples were found to have a thinner and more porous inner oxide which was deficient in chromium. The outer oxide was found to have significant hematite content, suggesting that irradiation led to an increase in ECP (Electro-Chemical Potential) at the oxide-solution interface, causing accelerated dissolution of the oxide under irradiation. (authors)

  12. Corrosion Behavior of High-Strength Bainitic Rail Steels

    Moon, A. P.; Sangal, S.; Layek, S.; Giribaskar, S.; Mondal, Kallol

    2015-04-01

    The present work discusses corrosion behavior of newly developed bainitic steels made by isothermal heat treatment of a new steel composition (0.71 pct C, 1.15 pct Mn, 0.20 pct Ni, 0.59 pct Cr, 0.40 pct Cu, 0.35 pct Si, 0.026 pct S, 0.027 pct P, and rest Fe (weight percent)). Corrosion behavior of the pearlitic steel made by normalization is also studied. Electrochemical polarization and salt fog tests are carried out in 0.6 M NaCl. Steel rusts after salt fog tests are analyzed. Modified composition, finer microstructures, and compact rust morphology attribute to better corrosion resistance of the bainitic steels. Corrosion mechanisms for the pearlitic and bainitic steels are discussed.

  13. Corrosion of austenitic stainless steel weldments

    The properties of weld metal in a specified environment should equal or better that of the base metal. However, in most cases that is not to be. The main cause for the degradation of an austenitic stainless steel (SS) weld joint is the formation of many regions with widely differing microstructures, which respond differently to the environment. The different microstructures encountered in an austenitic SS weldment include a duplex (δ-ferrite + austenite) weld metal and a sensitised heat affected zone (HAZ). Their formation depends on the welding process and heat input, which controls the cooling rates in the various regions. These microstructural features deteriorate the general and localised corrosion properties of austenitic SS weld joint. Residual stresses add up to the service stresses and enhance the environment cracking susceptibilities of the weld joint besides increasing susceptibility to other forms of localized corrosion. The influence of microstructural variations in weld metal, sensitisation in HAZ and residual stresses on pitting, intergranular and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behaviour of austenitic SS is reviewed in this paper. (author)

  14. Experiencies of corrosion and corrosion protection in seawater-cooling systems in the Nordic countries

    This report summarizes the experience of the corrosion resistance of pumps, heat exchangers, valves, and pipings in different seawater-cooling system. For pumps and heat exchangers the experience has been so extensive that a clear picture of todays status can be given. Owing to more scanty data concerning valves and pipes the survey of the corrosion in these components is less well substantiated. The most common pumps in the cooling systems of power stations are vertically extended shaft pumps. To counteract corrosion on column and casing with organic surface coating and on stainless steel shafts and impellers under shutdown conditions, these should be provided with internal and external cathodic protection. The experience of tin and aluminium bronzes in impellers and shafts in such pumps has been so poor - erosion and cavitaion damage - that a change has usually been made to preferentially ferritic-austenitic Mo-alloyd stainless steels. The combination of stainless steel/Ni-Resist 2 D has been found unsatisfactory owing to the occurrence of galvanic corrosion on the latter material. For heat exchangers, titanium has proved to be far and away the best choice. In the optimal blanket solution for a titanium heat exchangers the tubes are seal-welded to tube sheets of explosion-bonded titanium clad steel. For retubing of old condensers a similar procedure with tubes of high-alloy stainless steel in tube sheets of stainless clad steel is of economic interest. The effect of chlorination of the cooling water, however, remains to be clarified before such a procedure can be unreservedly recommended. Pipings of rubber-lined carbon steel or with thick coatings of solvent-free opoxy resin have shown very good corrosion resistance. Tar-epoxy-resin-coated pipes, however, should usually be provided with internal cathodic protection. Cement-lined carbon steel pipes are used with varying results in the offshore industry. Recently, however, pipes of the high slloy stainless steel 254 SMO have also come into use for similar purposes. (Author)

  15. Aminopyrimidine derivatives as inhibitors for corrosion of 1018 carbon steel in nitric acid solution

    The effect of some aminopyrimidine derivatives on the corrosion of 1018 carbon steel in 0.05 M HNO3 solution was studied using weight loss and polarization techniques. The percentage inhibition efficiency was found to increase with increasing concentration of inhibitor and with decreasing temperature. The addition of KI to aminopyrimidine derivatives enhanced the inhibition efficiency due to synergistic effect. The inhibitors are adsorbed on the steel surface according to Temkin isotherm. Some thermodynamic functions were computed and discussed. It was found that the aminopyrimidine derivatives provide a good protection to steel against pitting corrosion in chloride containing solutions

  16. Corrosion protection of Koeberg nuclear power station

    Koeberg is South Africa's first nuclear power station. This paper describes the manner in which a corrosion protection specification for the project was compiled, the types of coatings used and the particular requirements of this project

  17. Effect of chloride content of molten nitrate salt on corrosion of A516 carbon steel.

    Bradshaw, Robert W.; Clift, W. Miles

    2010-11-01

    The corrosion behavior of A516 carbon steel was evaluated to determine the effect of the dissolved chloride content in molten binary Solar Salt. Corrosion tests were conducted in a molten salt consisting of a 60-40 weight ratio of NaNO{sub 3} and KNO{sub 3} at 400{sup o}C and 450{sup o}C for up to 800 hours. Chloride concentrations of 0, 0.5 and 1.0 wt.% were investigated to determine the effect on corrosion of this impurity, which can be present in comparable amounts in commercial grades of the constituent salts. Corrosion rates were determined by descaled weight losses, corrosion morphology was examined by metallographic sectioning, and the types of corrosion products were determined by x-ray diffraction. Corrosion proceeded by uniform surface scaling and no pitting or intergranular corrosion was observed. Corrosion rates increased significantly as the concentration of dissolved chloride in the molten salt increased. The adherence of surface scales, and thus their protective properties, was degraded by dissolved chloride, fostering more rapid corrosion. Magnetite was the only corrosion product formed on the carbon steel specimens, regardless of chloride content or temperature.

  18. Corrosion of steel and copper tubes for water supply in buildings

    Corrosion test of steel-, galvanized steel- and copper-tube for water supply in buildings was carried out by simulation method. These samples were tested in the cold water and 80 deg C hot water with a condition of real situation. Basic data for estimating the life-time of each tubes was obtained from the test. According to the analysis of tap waters of major cities in Korea, most of tap waters have a good quality, but the values of Langelier Saturation Index (Is) were in the range of -1.0 to -3.4 and values of pH were about 6. So the formation of protective film by calcium carbonate salts may not be occurred and corrosion of these tubes can be progressed in this condition. Corrosion rates of steel-, galvanized steel- and copper-tube obtained from field test in cold water were 17.9 mdd, 1.02 mdd and 0.67 mdd, respectively, and were nearly constant with a test time. In hot water of 80 deg C, corrosion rate of steel-and galvanized steel-tube were about 5 times of that measured in cold water and increased with velocity of flowing water. But, in copper tube, corrosion rate was lower than that obtained in cold water and the value obtained at velocity of 0.65m/s was lower than that at 0.3 m/s. The results were discussed on the point of protective film formation. (Author)

  19. Corrosion behavior of duplex polyaniline/epoxy coating on mild steel in 3% NaCl

    Gvozdenovi? Milica M.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behavior and thermal stability of epoxy coatings electrodeposited on mild steel and on mild steel with electrochemically deposited polyaniline (PANI film were investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS and thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA. The aim of the paper was to present new findings on the corrosion protection of mild steel by a duplex PANI/-epoxy coating in 3% NaCI solution and to determine the effect of thin PANI film on the protective properties of the coating. PANI film was deposited electrochemically on mild steel from an aqueous solution of 0.5 mol dm"3 sodium benzoate and 0.1 mol dm"3 aniline at a constant current density of 1.5 mA cm"2. Non-pigmented epoxy coatings on mild steel and on mild steel with PANI film were obtained by cathodic electrode position at constant voltage and stirring conditions. The resin concentration in the electrode position bath was 10 wt.% solid dispersion in water at pH 5.7. The applied voltage was 250 V, the temperature 26C and the deposition time 3 min. It was shown that thin PANI film could be used to modify the surface of mild steel prior to epoxy coating deposition, due to the increased corrosion protection of a duplex PANI/epoxy coating comparing to an epoxy coating on mild steel in 3% NaCl solution.

  20. Corrosion study of bare and coated stainless steel

    Morrison, J. D.

    1972-01-01

    A program was conducted at Kennedy Space Center from February 1968 to February 1971 to evaluate the performance of austenitic stainless steel alloys used in fluid systems lines. For several years, there had been numerous failures of stainless steel hardware caused by pitting and stress corrosion cracking. Several alloys were evaluated for effectiveness of certain sacrificial-type protective coverings in preventing corrosion failures. Samples were tested in specially designed racks placed 91 meters (100 yards) above high-tide line at Cape Kennedy. It is concluded that: (1) unprotected tubing samples showed evidence of pitting initiation after 2 weeks; (2) although some alloys develop larger pits than others, it is probable that the actual pitting rate is independent of alloy type; (3) the deepest pitting occurred in the sheltered part of the samples; and (4) zinc-rich coatings and an aluminum-filled coating have afforded sacrificial protection against pitting for at least 28 months. It is believed that a much longer effective coating life can be expected.

  1. Materials corrosion and protection at high temperatures

    This book was made from the lectures given in 2010 at the thematic school on 'materials corrosion and protection at high temperatures'. It gathers the contributions from scientists and engineers coming from various communities and presents a state-of-the-art of the scientific and technological developments concerning the behaviour of materials at high temperature, in aggressive environments and in various domains (aerospace, nuclear, energy valorization, and chemical industries). It supplies pedagogical tools to grasp high temperature corrosion thanks to the understanding of oxidation mechanisms. It proposes some protection solutions for materials and structures. Content: 1 - corrosion costs; macro-economical and metallurgical approach; 2 - basic concepts of thermo-chemistry; 3 - introduction to the Calphad (calculation of phase diagrams) method; 4 - use of the thermodynamic tool: application to pack-cementation; 5 - elements of crystallography and of real solids description; 6 - diffusion in solids; 7 - notions of mechanics inside crystals; 8 - high temperature corrosion: phenomena, models, simulations; 9 - pseudo-stationary regime in heterogeneous kinetics; 10 - nucleation, growth and kinetic models; 11 - test experiments in heterogeneous kinetics; 12 - mechanical aspects of metal/oxide systems; 13 - coupling phenomena in high temperature oxidation; 14 - other corrosion types; 15 - methods of oxidized surfaces analysis at micro- and nano-scales; 16 - use of SIMS in the study of high temperature corrosion of metals and alloys; 17 - oxidation of ceramics and of ceramic matrix composite materials; 18 - protective coatings against corrosion and oxidation; 19 - high temperature corrosion in the 4. generation of nuclear reactor systems; 20 - heat exchangers corrosion in municipal waste energy valorization facilities; 21 - high temperature corrosion in oil refining and petrochemistry; 22 - high temperature corrosion in new energies industry. (J.S.)

  2. Modeling of structural steels and magnetite for NDE corrosion sensing

    Singh, Varsha; Lloyd, George M.; Wang, Ming L.

    2004-07-01

    In this paper Jiles-Atherton model, a phenomenological model, is proposed to model physical properties of structural steel and magnetite(corrosion product). The Jiles-Atherton model parameters based on mean field approximation were optimized to simulate the curves obtained from magnetic measurements using conventional quasi-static method. Results from hot rolled steel, a low carbon steel, were simulated using Jiles model to understand and correlate the measured and simulated curves. Hysteresis curves for magnetite, one of the most prevalent corrosion product and the only ferromagnetic component, are obtained to simulate the effect of corrosion products on the magnetic measurements of corroded structural steel. Since corrosion is initially a surface phenomenon, high frequency measurements were suggested from the simulations obtained to reduce the skin depth estimates and increase the accuracy of corrosion measurement.

  3. Understanding corrosion via corrosion product characterization: II. Role of alloying elements in improving the corrosion resistance of Zn-Al-Mg coatings on steel

    Highlights: ? Origins of better corrosion resistance of ZnAlMg coatings than galvanized steel. ? Comparative study of corrosion products formed on ZnAlMg, ZnMg and Zn coatings. ? Modeling of dissolution and precipitation stages of corrosion. ? At early stages Mg stabilizes protective zinc basic salts during dry-wet cycling. ? At later stages Al dissolves at high pH forming protective layered double hydroxides. - Abstract: Corrosion products are identified on Zn, ZnMg and ZnAlMg coatings in cyclic corrosion tests with NaCl or Na2SO4 containing atmospheres. For Mg-containing alloys the improved corrosion resistance is achieved by stabilization of protective simonkolleite and zinc hydroxysulfate. At later stages, the formation of layered double hydroxides (LDH) is observed for ZnAlMg. According to thermodynamic modeling, Mg2+ ions bind the excess of carbonate or sulfate anions preventing the formation of soluble or less-protective products. A preferential dissolution of Zn and Mg at initial stages of corrosion is confirmed by in situ dissolution measurement. The physicochemical properties of different corrosion products are compared.

  4. Corrosion behavior of duplex stainless steel in sulphuric acid

    Duplex stainless steels are alloyed and processed to develop microstructure of roughly equal amounts of ferrite and austenite. Duplex stainless steel constitute a new class of materials because they have balanced amounts of ferrite and austenite. Since they have high content of chromium and molybdenum present, thus they have good corrosion resistance. Their corrosion resistance is double to that of annealed austenitic stainless steels with regard to pitting, crevice corrosion, sulphide stress corrosion, and chloride stress corrosion environments. The corrosion behavior of duplex stainless steel in various concentrations of sulphuric acid was studied. The reactions were carried out by placing the steel specimen in a beaker containing a known concentration of sulphuric acid at room temperature for a definite period. Pits were initiated in duplex stainless steel specimen and the propagation of pits depends upon the concentration of the acid solution in which the sample is in contact. The weight loss for definite period of time were measured and corrosion rates were calculated in millimetres per year. The corrosion rates increases with an increase in acid concentration at room temperature. A comparison of the results obtained from various concentrations of sulphuric acid with the same concentrations of nitric acid is also discussed. (author)

  5. Electrochemical surface modification technique to impede mild steel corrosion using perfluorooctanoic acid

    Shubha H Natarj

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The present work demonstrated that corrosion inhibition efficiency of electrochemically generated organic coat is remarkably effective than self-assembled monolayer (SAM generated by dip coating technique. Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA is used to modify mild steel surface for effective protection. Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy and contact angle measurements substantiate the modification of mild steel surface and its effect on surface hydrophobicity. A comparison between electrochemical properties of PFOA SAM generated by dip coat method (DC-PFOA and PFOA coat generated by electrochemical method (EC-PFOA is presented. Electrochemical measurements reveal that the corrosion protection efficiency of EC-PFOA (91% is much superior to DC-PFOA (28%.

  6. Corrosion resistance of Cu-Ni-stainless steel multilayers for EMI shielding materials

    The metallic coatings for ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding must have a low electric resistance for effective electromagnetic wave shielding as well as good corrosion resistance to guarantee reliability of the electronic devices. Normally, the metallic coating for EMI shielding consist of conductive layer, corrosion resistance layer and buffer layer. As the corrosion induced the delamination of coating layer, it could not function of EMI shielding. Therefore, in this paper, the effect of the stainless steel layer on the corrosion resistance was investigated. Several metals were deposited onto polycarbonate by RF magnetron sputtering. The structural characteristics of the film were investigated by means of X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The electrochemical properties were examined by potentiodynamic polarization and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. The results obtained from potentiodynamic polarization and EIS showed that 2205 stainless steel of upper layer had the better protective efficiency than 310S stainless steel

  7. Flow Assisted Corrosion and Erosion-Corrosion of RAFM Steel in Liquid Breeders

    Full text: Study on flow assisted corrosion (FAC) and erosion-corrosion of RAFM JLF-1 steel (Fe-9Cr-2W-0.1C) in liquid breeders of Li, Pb-17Li and Flinak was carried out. It was found that the alloying element of Fe and Cr in the JLF-1 steel was commonly dissolved into these melts. The compatibility model of the JLF-1 steel in liquid breeders was developed. The mass loss of the specimens in the corrosion experiments was evaluated by the model. The effect of erosion-corrosion on the total mass loss of the steel in the liquid metals could be larger than that of FAC estimated by mass transfer calculation. The mass loss of the steel by electrochemical corrosion might be larger than that by the FAC in the Flinak. (author)

  8. Inhibition properties of self-assembled corrosion inhibitor talloil diethylenetriamine imidazoline for mild steel corrosion in chloride solution saturated with carbon dioxide

    Highlights: •Corrosion inhibitor talloil diethylenetriamine imidazoline effectively protects mild steel from CO2 corrosion. •Quartz crystal microbalance measurements were used to the investigate kinetics of corrosion inhibitor adsorption. •Adsorption of talloil diethylenetriamine imidazoline can be described by Langmuir adsorption isotherm. -- Abstract: The inhibition effect of talloil diethylenetriamine imidazoline (TOFA/DETA imidazoline) on corrosion of mild steel in chloride solutions saturated with CO2 was investigated by weight loss measurements (WL) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Adsorption mechanism and kinetics of self-assembled (TOFA/DETA imidazoline) monolayers formation on gold were studied using the quartz crystal microbalance measurements (QCM). WL and AFM results demonstrated that TOFA/DETA imidazoline can effectively protect mild steel surface from corrosion. QCM measurements shown that the adsorption of TOFA/DETA imidazoline onto gold follows Langmuir adsorption isotherm and further investigation of the adsorption process will be carried out on a corroding metal surface

  9. Influence of temperature on corrosion rate and porosity of corrosion products of carbon steel in anoxic bentonite environment

    Stoulil, J.; Ka?ok, J.; Kou?il, M.; Parschov, H.; Novk, P.

    2013-11-01

    The study focuses on the porosity of layers of corrosion products and its impact on corrosion rate of carbon steel in moist bentonite. Measurements were performed in an aggressive Czech type of bentonite - Rokle B75 at temperatures of 90 and 40 C. Aggressiveness of B75 bentonite consists in low content of chlorides. Presence of chlorides in pore solution allows formation of more protective magnetite. The evaluation was made by electrochemical techniques (red/ox potential, open circuit potential, linear polarization resistance, impedance spectroscopy) and resistometric sensor measurements. The result imply that the higher the temperature the more compact is the layer of corrosion products that slightly decelerates corrosion rate compared to the state at 40 C. The state of corrosion products at both temperatures is reversible.

  10. Inhibition of salt precipitation, corrosion and corrosion fatigue of steel in neutral environments

    Processes of salt precipitation, corrosion under dynamic and static conditions, are studied as well as corrosion fatigue of 20 and 40Kh steels in neutral aqueous media without and with the addition of compounds of several classes. The solution of calcium bicarbonate with the initial concentration [Ca(HCO3)2]=1.3 g/l and 3% NaCl solution in distilled water are used for investigation. The effectiveness index of salt precipitation inhibitor is determined by the change in the rate of calcium bicarbonate transformation into carbonate. The combination of results obtained permits to make the conclusion that tripolyphosphate and pyrophosphoric acid are rather perspective inhibitors of complex effect with low protective concentrations

  11. Corrosion of ODS steels in lead-bismuth eutectic

    Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steels are advanced materials being developed for high temperature applications. Their properties (high temperature strength, creep resistance, corrosion/oxidation resistance) make them potentially usable for high temperature applications in liquid metal cooled systems like liquid lead-bismuth eutectic cooled reactors and spallation sources. Corrosion tests on five different ODS alloys were performed in flowing liquid lead-bismuth eutectic in the DELTA Loop at the Los Alamos National Laboratory at 535 deg. C for 200 h and 600 h. The tested materials were chromium alloyed ferritic/martensitic steels (12YWT, 14YWT, MA957) and Cr-Al alloyed steels (PM2000, MA956). It was shown that the Al alloyed ODS steel above 5.5 wt% Al (PM2000) is highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation in the conditions examined, and that the corrosion properties of the ODS steels depend strongly on their grain size

  12. Corrosion of ODS steels in lead bismuth eutectic

    Hosemann, P.; Thau, H. T.; Johnson, A. L.; Maloy, S. A.; Li, N.

    2008-02-01

    Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steels are advanced materials being developed for high temperature applications. Their properties (high temperature strength, creep resistance, corrosion/oxidation resistance) make them potentially usable for high temperature applications in liquid metal cooled systems like liquid lead-bismuth eutectic cooled reactors and spallation sources. Corrosion tests on five different ODS alloys were performed in flowing liquid lead-bismuth eutectic in the DELTA Loop at the Los Alamos National Laboratory at 535 C for 200 h and 600 h. The tested materials were chromium alloyed ferritic/martensitic steels (12YWT, 14YWT, MA957) and Cr-Al alloyed steels (PM2000, MA956). It was shown that the Al alloyed ODS steel above 5.5 wt% Al (PM2000) is highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation in the conditions examined, and that the corrosion properties of the ODS steels depend strongly on their grain size.

  13. Corrosion of ODS steels in lead-bismuth eutectic

    Hosemann, P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria)], E-mail: peterh@lanl.gov; Thau, H.T.; Johnson, A.L. [University of Nevada Las Vegas (United States); Maloy, S.A.; Li, N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2008-02-15

    Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic steels are advanced materials being developed for high temperature applications. Their properties (high temperature strength, creep resistance, corrosion/oxidation resistance) make them potentially usable for high temperature applications in liquid metal cooled systems like liquid lead-bismuth eutectic cooled reactors and spallation sources. Corrosion tests on five different ODS alloys were performed in flowing liquid lead-bismuth eutectic in the DELTA Loop at the Los Alamos National Laboratory at 535 deg. C for 200 h and 600 h. The tested materials were chromium alloyed ferritic/martensitic steels (12YWT, 14YWT, MA957) and Cr-Al alloyed steels (PM2000, MA956). It was shown that the Al alloyed ODS steel above 5.5 wt% Al (PM2000) is highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation in the conditions examined, and that the corrosion properties of the ODS steels depend strongly on their grain size.

  14. Corrosion fatigue in nitrocarburized quenched and tempered steels

    Khani, M. Karim; Dengel, D.

    1996-05-01

    In order to investigate the fatigue strength and fracture mechanism of salt bath nitrocarburized steels, specimens of the steels SAE 4135 and SAE 4140, in a quenched and tempered state, and additionally in a salt bath nitrocarburized and oxidizing cooled state as well as in a polished (after the oxidizing cooling) and renewed oxidized state, were subjected to comparative rotating bending fatigue tests in inert oil and 5 pct NaCl solution. In addition, some of the quenched and tempered specimens of SAE 4135 material were provided with an approximately 50-?m-thick electroless Ni-P layer, in order to compare corrosion fatigue behavior between the Ni-P layer and the nitride layers. Long-life corrosion fatigue tests of SAE 4135 material were carried out under small stresses in the long-life range up to 108 cycles with a test frequency of 100 Hz. Fatigue tests of SAE 4140 material were carried out in the range of finite life (low-cycle range) with a test frequency of 13 Hz. The results show that the 5 pct NaCl environment drastically reduced fatigue life, but nitrocarburizing plus oxidation treatment was found to improve the corrosion fatigue life over that of untreated and Ni-P coated specimens. The beneficial effect of nitrocarburizing followed by oxidation treatment on cor-rosion fatigue life results from the protection rendered by the compound layer by means of a well-sealed oxide layer, whereby the pores present in the compound layer fill up with oxides. The role of inclusions in initiating fatigue cracks was investigated. It was found that under corrosion fatigue conditions, the fatigue cracks started at cavities along the interfaces of MnS inclusions and matrix in the case of quenched and tempered specimens. The nitrocarburized specimens, however, showed a superposition of pitting corrosion and corrosion fatigue in which pores and nonmetallic inclusions in the compound layer play a predominant role concerning the formation of pits in the substrate.

  15. Polyelectrolyte-diffused zinc phosphate conversion coatings and polyacid coupling primers for corrosion protection of steel and aluminum, and alkali-catalyzed hydrolysis of polyimide-based materials: Final report

    Sugama, T.; Kukacka, L.E.; Carciello, N.R.; Warren, J.B.; Clayton, C.R.

    1989-08-01

    Under US Army Research Office (ARO) sponsorship, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) performed research on three topics: (1) polyelectrolyte-modified zinc phosphate (Zn/center dot/Ph) conversion coatings for the corrosion protection of steel, (2) water-soluble polyacid coupling primers for improving the corrosion resistance and adherence of polymeric paints, and (3) high-temperature lightweight polyimide material systems. In the first topic, it was found that insoluble crystalline zinc phosphate (Zn/center dot/Ph) conversion coatings can be produced on steel surfaces by immersing a surface-cleaned cold-rolled steel substrate into a BNL-developed phosphating solution containing three components, zinc orthophosphate dihydrate (Zn/sub 3/(PO/sub 4/)/sub 2/sup /minus////center dot/2H/sub 2/O), H/sub 3/PO/sub 4/, and water. The major phase in the conversion coating derived from this simple phosphating solution is the same zinc phosphate dihydrate as that used in the converting solution. Referring to the second topic, it was found that the poly(itaconic acid), p(IA), which contains two functional COOH groups located on the same backbone carbon, has potential for use as a water-soluble intermediate coupling primer for polymer adhesive/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ adherend joint systems. Emphasis in the third topic was placed on understanding the reaction processes and degradation mechanisms of PI polymers which occur at the interfaces between the PI and inorganic pigments in hydrothermal environments at /ge/150/degree/C.

  16. Corrosion behavior of niobium coated 304 stainless steel in acid solution

    Pan, T. J.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, B.; Hu, J.; Li, C.

    2016-04-01

    The niobium coating is fabricated on the surface of AISI Type 304 stainless steel (304SS) by using a high energy micro arc alloying technique in order to improvecorrosion resistance of the steel against acidic environments. The electrochemical corrosion resistance of the niobium coating in 0.7 M sulfuric acid solutions is evaluated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, potentiodynamic polarization and the open circuit potential versus time. Electrochemical measurements indicate that the niobium coating increases the free corrosion potential of the substrate by 110 mV and a reduction in the corrosion rate by two orders of magnitude compared to the substrate alone. The niobium coating maintains large impedance and effectively offers good protection for the substrate during the long-term exposure tests, which is mainly ascribed to the niobium coating acting inhibiting permeation of corrosive species. Finally, the corresponding electrochemical impedance models are proposed to elucidate the corrosion resistance behavior of the niobium coating in acid solutions.

  17. Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Behaviors of Low and Medium Carbon Steels in Agro-Fluid Media

    Ayo Samuel AFOLABI

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigations were carried out to study critically the corrosion behaviour and Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC of low and medium carbon steels in cassava and cocoa extracts by weight loss measurement and constant extension to fracture method respectively. The results obtained showed that medium carbon steel is more susceptible to corrosion than low carbon steel in both media. SCC is also more in medium carbon steel than low carbon steel in the two media under study. These deductions are due to higher carbon content in medium carbon steel coupled with various aggressive corrosion constituents contained in these media. Hydrogen embrittlement, as well as carbon cracking, is responsible for SCC of these materials in the agro-fluid media.

  18. In situ 3D monitoring of corrosion on carbon steel and ferritic stainless steel embedded in cement paste

    Highlights: • The morphology of the corrosion of steel in cement paste was studied in situ. • During galvanostatic corrosion, carbon steel reinforcement corroded homogeneously. • On ferritic stainless steel, deep corrosion pits formed and caused wider cracks. • The measured rate of steel loss correlated well with Faraday’s law of electrolysis. - Abstract: In a X-ray microcomputed tomography study, active corrosion was induced by galvanostatically corroding steel embedded in cement paste. The results give insight into corrosion product build up, crack formation, leaching of products into the cracks and voids, and differences in morphology of corrosion attack in the case of carbon steel or stainless steel reinforcement. Carbon steel was homogeneously etched away with a homogeneous layer of corrosion products forming at the steel/cement paste interface. For ferritic stainless steel, pits were forming, concentrating the corrosion products locally, which led to more extensive damage on the cement paste cover

  19. Electrochemical Studies of Stainless Steel Corrosion in Peroxide Solutions

    Ajay K. Singh

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Pollution control measures have resulted in replacement of chlorine by peroxide as bleaching chemical. Change of chemical affects corrosion aspects, the suitability of existing plant metallurgy and materials of construction of bleach plants. Accordingly long term immersion and electrochemical corrosion tests were conducted on stainless steel 304L, 316L, 2205 and 6% Mo and mild steel in peroxide solutions of pH 10. The materials were tested for uniform corrosion, pitting and crevice corrosion and attack around the weld area. Corrosion attack estimated from long term immersion tests is found in agreement, by and large, with that analyzed from electrochemical test. E-pH diagrams drawn for water-peroxide system have been used to understand the corrosivity of the peroxide media. An attempt has been made to suggest a suitable material of construction for handling the test media on the basis of degree of corrosion attack on them and their cost and the mechanical properties.

  20. Experiences of corrosion and corrosion protection in seawater systems in the Nordic countries

    A summary is given of the experience of the corrosion resistance of pumps, heat exchangers, valves and pipings in different seawater cooling systems in Scandinavia, including power reactor cooling systems in Finland and Sweden. For pumps and heat exchangers the experience has been so extensive that a clear picture of today's standing can be given. Owing to scanty data concerning valves and pipes, the survey of the corrosion in these components is less well supported. Vertically extended centrifugal pumps are the pumps in general use in power plant cooling systems. To counteract corrosion on pump riser and pump casing having an organic surface coating, and on stainless steel shafts and impellers, these components should be provided with internal and external cathodic protection. For tube and plate type heat exchangers, titanium has proved to be the best material choice. Rubber-enclosed carbon steel pipings, or pipings having a thick coating of epoxy plastic, have shown very strong corrosion resistance in power plant seawater cooling systems. Valves in seawater systems have primarily been affected by corrosion due to poorly executed or damaged organic coating on cast iron. Different seawater-resistant bronzes (red bronze, tin bronze and aluminium bronze) are therefore preferable as valve materials

  1. Model for microbiologically influenced corrosion of carbon steels

    Over the past 5 years, extensive chemical, metallurgical, and biological information has been collected from corrosion sites from many different components composed of carbon steel, stainless steels, and copper alloys exposed to a variety of environments. The purpose of this extensive sampling was to determine those conditions under which microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of various alloys occur and to describe the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics in the corrosion sites that would most likely indicate MIC. This paper concentrates on a model of MIC in carbon steels because the most complete information is available for this case

  2. Atmospheric corrosion of mild steel. Pt. II. Marine atmospheres

    This paper summarizes the results obtained in the MICAT project for mild steel specimens exposed for 1 to 4 years in 47 marine atmospheres in the Ibero-American region. All these atmospheres were characterized for climatology, pollution and corrosion rates according to ISO standards. Complementary morphological and chemical characterization of the steel corrosion product layers (SCPLs) formed in these atmospheres was carried out. The overall analysis of results contributes to understanding, in a systematic way, how atmospheric corrosivity categories can be correlated with corrosion mechanisms. Special aspects of the atmospheres, from pure to mixed marine, were considered. (orig.)

  3. Electrochemical study of the crevice corrosion resistance of stainless steels: example of Cr-Mo ferritic steels

    The measurement of stainless steel depassivating pH enables the crevice corrosion resistance to be evaluated. It is concluded that: Mo is more efficient than Cr; the classification of the stainless steel types is not the same for pitting and crevice corrosion resistance; crevice corrosion resistance of Cr-Mo ferritic steels is similar to that of Cr-Ni-Mo austenitic steels

  4. Synergistic inhibition of carbon steel corrosion in seawater by cerium chloride and sodium gluconate

    Highlights: • Significant synergistic effect was determined for cerium and gluconate. • The mixture showed significant corrosion inhibition of carbon steel in seawater. • Predominant anodic inhibition mechanism was observed. • The presence of cerium ions incorporated in the protective layer was confirmed. - Abstract: In this research the effect of cerium (III) chloride heptahydrate (CC) and sodium gluconate (SG) on the corrosion inhibition of carbon steel C45 (1531) in natural seawater has been evaluated using electrochemical methods and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results show that substantial corrosion inhibition (94.98%) using CC and SG can be obtained in synergistic manner. Surface analysis confirmed the presence of cerium ions incorporated in the protective layer of carbon steel specimen. SG acts predominantly as anodic inhibitor whereas CC acts as a mixed type inhibitor. Using both inhibitors predominant mechanism of anodic inhibition is observed

  5. Prediction of external corrosion for steel cylinders

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) currently manages the UF6 Cylinder Program (the program). The program was formed to address the depleted-uranium hexafluoride (UF6) stored in approximately 50,000 carbon steel cylinders. The cylinders are located at three DOE sites: the K-25 site (K-25) at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Paducah, Kentucky, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) in Portsmouth, Ohio. The System Requirements Document (SRD) (LMES 1996a) delineates the requirements of the program. The appropriate actions needed to fulfill these requirements are then specified within the System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) (LMES 1996b). The report presented herein documents activities that in whole or in part satisfy specific requirements and actions stated in the UF6 Cylinder Program SRD and SEMP with respect to forecasting cylinder conditions. The wall thickness projections made in this report are based on the assumption that the corrosion trends noted will continue. Some activities planned may substantially reduce the rate of corrosion, in which case the results presented here are conservative. The results presented here are intended to supersede those presented previously, as the quality of several of the datasets has improved

  6. The effect of organic matter associated with the corrosion products on the corrosion of mild steel in the Arabian Sea

    Bhosle, N.B.; Wagh, A.B.

    The corrosion of mild steel immersed at various depths (0-100 m) from three stations of the Arabian Sea was investigated. The corrosion of mild steel decreased with increasing immersion depth. Significant positive relationships were observed between...

  7. Corrosion-resistant Foamed Cements for Carbon Steels

    Sugama T.; Gill, S.; Pyatina, T., Muraca, A.; Keese, R.; Khan, A.; Bour, D.

    2012-12-01

    The cementitious material consisting of Secar #80, Class F fly ash, and sodium silicate designed as an alternative thermal-shock resistant cement for the Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) wells was treated with cocamidopropyl dimethylamine oxide-based compound as foaming agent (FA) to prepare numerous air bubble-dispersed low density cement slurries of and #61603;1.3 g/cm3. Then, the foamed slurry was modified with acrylic emulsion (AE) as corrosion inhibitor. We detailed the positive effects of the acrylic polymer (AP) in this emulsion on the five different properties of the foamed cement: 1) The hydrothermal stability of the AP in 200 and #61616;C-autoclaved cements; 2) the hydrolysis-hydration reactions of the slurry at 85 and #61616;C; 3) the composition of crystalline phases assembled and the microstructure developed in autoclaved cements; 4) the mechanical behaviors of the autoclaved cements; and, 5) the corrosion mitigation of carbon steel (CS) by the polymer. For the first property, the hydrothermal-catalyzed acid-base interactions between the AP and cement resulted in Ca-or Na-complexed carboxylate derivatives, which led to the improvement of thermal stability of the AP. This interaction also stimulated the cement hydration reactions, enhancing the total heat evolved during cement’s curing. Addition of AP did not alter any of the crystalline phase compositions responsible for the strength of the cement. Furthermore, the AP-modified cement developed the porous microstructure with numerous defect-free cavities of disconnected voids. These effects together contributed to the improvement of compressive-strength and –toughness of the cured cement. AP modification of the cement also offered an improved protection of CS against brine-caused corrosion. There were three major factors governing the corrosion protection: 1) Reducing the extents of infiltration and transportation of corrosive electrolytes through the cement layer deposited on the underlying CS surfaces; 2) inhibiting the cathodic reactions at the corrosion site of CS; 3) extending the coverage of cement over CS surfaces; and, 4) improving the adherence of the cement to CS surfaces. Thus, the CS’s corrosion rate of 176 milli inch/per year (mpy) for 1 wt% FA-foamed cement without AP was considerably reduced to 69 mpy by adding only 2 wt% AP. Addition of AP at 10 wt% further reduced this rate to less than 10 mpy.

  8. Corrosion Behaviour of Nickel Plated Low Carbon Steel in Tomato Fluid

    Oluleke OLUWOLE

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This research work investigated the corrosion resistance of nickel plated low carbon steel in tomato fluid. It simulated the effect of continuous use of the material in a tomato environment where corrosion products are left in place. Low carbon steel samples were nickel electroplated at 4V for 20, 25, 30 and 35 mins using Watts solution.The plated samples were then subjected to tomato fluid environment for for 30 days. The electrode potentials mV (SCE were measured every day. Weight loss was determined at intervals of 5 days for the duration of the exposure period. The result showed corrosion attack on the nickel- plated steel, the severity decreasing with the increasing weight of nickel coating on substrate. The result showed that thinly plated low carbon steel generally did not have any advantage over unplated steel. The pH of the tomato solution which initially was acidic was observed to progress to neutrality after 4 days and then became alkaline at the end of the thirty days test (because of corrosion product contamination of the tomatocontributing to the reduced corrosion rates in the plated samples after 10 days. Un-plated steel was found to be unsuitable for the fabrication of tomato processing machinery without some form of surface treatment - thick nickel plating is suitable as a protective coating in this environment.

  9. Measuring system for enhanced cathodic corrosion protection

    Angelini, Emma Paola Maria Virginia; Grassini, Sabrina; Parvis, Marco; Ferraris, Franco

    2012-01-01

    Buried metallic artifacts in soil or seawater are exposed to high risk of corrosion due to the contact with the surrounding aggressive environment. The protection of a wide range of iron-based artifacts is carried out by means of cathodic protection (CP)systems. CP is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell, through the connection of the metal to be protected with another more easily corroded "sacrificial metal" acting a...

  10. 49 CFR 192.461 - External corrosion control: Protective coating.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false External corrosion control: Protective coating... for Corrosion Control § 192.461 External corrosion control: Protective coating. (a) Each external protective coating, whether conductive or insulating, applied for the purpose of external corrosion...

  11. Cathodic protection of steel pipes and its modeling

    Cathodic protection is a technique of reducing the corrosion rate of buried or immersed metallic structure by making the steady state or corrosion electrical potential of the metal sufficiently more electronegative. Experiments have been conducted with steel pipes lm in length immersed in various electrolytes and subjected to impressed cathodic protection. Potentials at different points within the length of the pipe were measured by standard electrodes. The potential distribution within the pipeline depend on impressed current applied, resistivity of electrolyte, resistance of coating and presence of coatings

  12. Effects of cathodic protection on corrosion fatigue

    The effects of cathodic protection on corrosion fatigue of alloys can vary widely, ranging from strongly beneficial to strongly detrimental. This paper provides a concise synopsis of the subject, based upon a review of selected literature. Attempts are made to discern important generalizations concerning the effects of various cathodic protection levels on crack initiation and crack propagation in ferrous and nonferrous alloy systems

  13. Investigation for anti-stress corrosion cracking of SUS 304 stainless steel weldments

    The anti-stress corrosion cracking method by current density of cathodic protection was studied for stress corrosion cracking of SUS 304 stainless steel weldments in the environment of various MgCl2 boiling solution (wt%). Main results obtained are as follows: 1) Under the conditions below the critical current density of cathodic protection for anti-stress corrosion cracking, the latent time of crack initiation of weld heat affected zone occurs more rapidly than that of base metal because of the phenomenon of sensitizing and softening caused by weld heat cycles. 2) Under the constant current density of cathodic protection, the anti-stress corrosion cracking of weld heat affected zone can be controlled by critical concentration of MgCl2 solution. 3) The critical current density of cathodic protection of weld heat affected zone increases in proportion to concentration of MgCl2 solution. (Author)

  14. AFM study of steel corrosion in aqueous solutions in concrete

    Daz-Benito, B.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Early corrosion stages are studied in carbon steel by means of a solution simulating that contained in concrete pores. Non-carbonated solution contains 5% NaCl. The atomic force microscopy (AFM technique is used to study material performance after different immersion times (up to 48 h. Obtained data are compared to electrochemical ones (corrosion potential and polarization resistance. Analysis of images and roughness evolution along time shows that steel initially tends to reach passivity, although the passive layer rapidly loses its protective character due to chloride attack.

    Este trabajo estudia los primeros estados de la corrosin de un acero al carbono en una disolucin que simula la existente en los poros del hormign, sin carbonatar, con un 5% de NaCl. Para ello, se ha empleado la tcnica de microscopa de fuerza atmica (AFM, estudiando el comportamiento del material tras diferentes tiempos de inmersin, hasta 48 h, en la disolucin. Estos datos se comparan con datos electroqumicos (potencial de corrosin y resistencia de polarizacin. El anlisis de las imgenes y la evolucin de la rugosidad con el tiempo muestran que el acero tiende inicialmente a pasivarse, pero la capa pasiva pierde rpidamente su carcter protector debido al ataque de los cloruros.

  15. Corrosion behavior of carbon steels under tuff repository environmental conditions

    Carbon steels may be used for borehole liners in a potential high-level nuclear waste repository in tuff in Nevada. Borehole liners are needed to facilitate emplacement of the waste packages and to facilitate retrieval of the packages, if required. Corrosion rates of low carbon structural steels AISI 1020 and ASTM A-36 were determined in J-13 well water and in saturated steam at 1000C. Tests were conducted in air-sparged J-13 water to attain more oxidizing conditions representative of irradiated aqueous environments. A limited number of irradiation corrosion and stress corrosion tests were performed. Chromium-molybdenum alloy steels and cast irons were also tested. These materials showed lower general corrosion but were susceptible to stress corrosion cracking when welded. 4 references, 4 tables

  16. Corrosion behavior of carbon steels under tuff repository environmental conditions

    Carbon steels may be used for borehole liners in a potential high-level nuclear waste repository in tuff in Nevada. Borehole liners are needed to facilitate emplacement of the waste packages and to facilitate retrieval of the packages, if required. Corrosion rates of low carbon structural steels AISI 1020 and ASTM A-36 were determined in J-13 well water and in saturated steam at 1000C. J-13 well water is representative of water which has percolated through the tuff horizon where the repository would be located. Tests were conducted in air-sparged J-13 water to attain stronger oxidizing conditions. a limited number of irradiation corrosion and stress corrosion tests were performed. Chromium-molybdenum alloy steels and cast irons were also tested. These materials showed lower general corrosion but were susceptible to stress corrosion cracking when welded. 4 refs., 7 tabs

  17. Corrosion Behavior of Mild Carbon Steel in Ethanolic Solutions

    Bhola, Shaily M.; Bhola, Rahul; Jain, Luke; Mishra, Brajendra; Olson, David L.

    2011-04-01

    Electrochemical evaluation of ASTM A36 steel was performed in ethanolic solutions containing small concentrations of water ranging from 0 to 10 vol.%. Electrochemical techniques such as open circuit potential (OCP), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and potentiodynamic polarization were utilized to analyze corrosion parameters. A fixed concentration of chloride, as per the ASTM specification for fuel grade ethanol, was added to increase the conductivity of the solutions. The effects of water and oxygen on the corrosion behavior of steel in these solutions have been discussed. Pitting corrosion of the steel specimens in these solutions was evaluated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and pitting analysis. This investigation was performed to establish a baseline for the microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of steel in ethanolic solutions.

  18. Corrosion of alloy steels in oil field fluids

    Laboratory and field tests have been conducted on two low alloy and two higher alloy steels at a range of brine salinities and sulfide contents typical of oil well production fluids. AISI types 4130 and 4340 show the same behavior in these fluids as mild steel. AISI type 410 stainless steel and 9% chromium - 1% molybdenum steel corrode at rates as great as that of mild steel at higher chloride or sulfide concentrations. Special corrosion inhibitors are required for higher alloy steels when they are exposed to these conditions

  19. Effect of Geobacter sulfurreducens on the microbial corrosion of mild steel, ferritic and austenitic stainless steels

    The influence of Geobacter sulfurreducens was tested on the anaerobic corrosion of four different steels: mild steel 1145, ferritic steel 403 and austenitic steels 304L and 316L. Within a few hours, the presence of cells induced a free potential (Eoc) ennoblement around +0.3 V on 1145 mild steel, 403 ferritic steel and 304L austenitic steels and slightly less on 316L. The kinetics of Eoc ennoblement depended on the amount of bacteria in the inoculum, but the final potential value depended essentially on the nature of the material. This effect was due to the capacity of G. sulfurreducens to create a direct cathodic reaction on steel surfaces, extracting the electrons directly from material. The presence of bacterial cells modified the corrosion features of mild steel and ferritic steel, so that corrosion attacks were gathered in determined zones of the surface. Local corrosion was significantly enhanced on ferritic steel. Potential ennoblement was not sufficient to induce corrosion on austenitic steels. In contrast G. sulfurreducens delayed the occurrence of pitting on 304L steel because of its capability to oxidize acetate at high potential values. The electrochemical behaviour of 304L steel was not affected by the concentration of soluble electron donor (acetate, 1-10 mM) or the amount of planktonic cells; it was directly linked to the biofilm coverage. After polarization pitting curves had been recorded, microscopic observations showed that pits propagated only in the surface zones where cell settlement was the densest. The study evidenced that Geobacter sulfurreducens can control the electrochemical behaviour of steels in complex ways that can lead to severe corrosion. As Geobacteraceae are ubiquitous species in sediments and soils they should now be considered as possible crucial actors in the microbial corrosion of buried equipment.

  20. Corrosion behaviour and galvanic coupling with steel of Al-based coating alternatives to electroplated cadmium

    Fasuba, O.A.; Yerokhin, A., E-mail: A.Yerokhin@sheffield.ac.uk; Matthews, A.; Leyland, A.

    2013-08-15

    The galvanic corrosion behaviour of bare steel coupled to steel with an AlZn flake inorganic spin coating, an Al-based slurry sprayed coating, an arc sprayed Al coating and electroplated cadmium has been investigated. The sacrificial and galvanic behaviour of the coatings was studied in 3.5 wt. % NaCl solution using open-circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarisation and electrochemical noise measurements. The coatings were characterised by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Experimental results showed that the Al-based slurry sprayed coating exhibited an open-circuit potential closer to the steel substrate than other coatings, as well as a low corrosion current density and a more positive corrosion potential. In terms of the galvanic suitability of the investigated coatings for the steel substrate, both the AlZn flake inorganic spin coating and the Al-based slurry sprayed coating show low galvanic current, in comparison with the arc sprayed Al coating and electroplated cadmium. This behaviour confirms their superior cathodic protection capability and galvanic compatibility over other coatings tested. Electrochemical noise measurements provide accurate information on the coatings' galvanic behaviour, which can be complimented by the data obtained from superposition of potentiodynamic corrosion scans of the coating and bare steel, provided that the corrosion potential difference between the two materials does not exceed 300 mV. - Highlights: Al-based slurry coating has best galvanic compatibility with steel. Mg, Cr, P in Al-based slurry coating reinforce its corrosion resistance. Ennoblement of AlZn flake coating compromises its cathodic protection. Poor corrosion behaviour of arc sprayed Al coating caused by rough morphology. Electrochemical noise provides adequate estimates of galvanic behaviour.

  1. Corrosion behaviour and galvanic coupling with steel of Al-based coating alternatives to electroplated cadmium

    The galvanic corrosion behaviour of bare steel coupled to steel with an AlZn flake inorganic spin coating, an Al-based slurry sprayed coating, an arc sprayed Al coating and electroplated cadmium has been investigated. The sacrificial and galvanic behaviour of the coatings was studied in 3.5 wt. % NaCl solution using open-circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarisation and electrochemical noise measurements. The coatings were characterised by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Experimental results showed that the Al-based slurry sprayed coating exhibited an open-circuit potential closer to the steel substrate than other coatings, as well as a low corrosion current density and a more positive corrosion potential. In terms of the galvanic suitability of the investigated coatings for the steel substrate, both the AlZn flake inorganic spin coating and the Al-based slurry sprayed coating show low galvanic current, in comparison with the arc sprayed Al coating and electroplated cadmium. This behaviour confirms their superior cathodic protection capability and galvanic compatibility over other coatings tested. Electrochemical noise measurements provide accurate information on the coatings' galvanic behaviour, which can be complimented by the data obtained from superposition of potentiodynamic corrosion scans of the coating and bare steel, provided that the corrosion potential difference between the two materials does not exceed 300 mV. - Highlights: Al-based slurry coating has best galvanic compatibility with steel. Mg, Cr, P in Al-based slurry coating reinforce its corrosion resistance. Ennoblement of AlZn flake coating compromises its cathodic protection. Poor corrosion behaviour of arc sprayed Al coating caused by rough morphology. Electrochemical noise provides adequate estimates of galvanic behaviour

  2. Corrosion resistance of some stainless steels in titanium tetrachloride

    In this paper, the corrosion behavior of the W 4306, W 4541 and W 4571 stainless steels in anhydrous TiCl4, TiCl4 with 1 o/oo vol. H2O and TiCl4 with 1% vol. H2O addition at ambient temperature, in liquid-vapor phases and phase separation limit is studied. The corrosion rate (mm/year), pitting susceptibility and stress corrosion cracking susceptibility (45 kgf/mm2 applied stress) as well as the corrosion effects on the mechanical properties are determined. Our investigations led to the following results: all the three steel types studied are fairly stable in anhidrous TiCl4 atmosphere, while in vapor phase the corrosion rate is lower than that in liquid phase; addition of 1 o/oo vol. H2O induces no changes in the corrosion resistance of W 4306 and W 4571 type steels, but does affect the W 4541 type steel which in liquid phase undergoes pitting attack; addition of 1% vol. H2O induces changes in the corrosion resistance of W 4571 type steel, with no change concerning the type of corrosion attack; no corrosion enhancement at the liquid/vapor phase interface was observed, independently of the hydration degree of TiCl4; all the steel samples investigated showed endurance to cracking corrosion under up to 45 kgf/mm2 testing stress, independently of the testing conditions; mechanical characteristics did not changed in anhydrous TiCl4 and TiCl4 with 1% vol.H2O addition, both in liquid and vapor phases. (authors)

  3. Hydrogen-assisted stress corrosion cracking of high strength steel

    Ghasemi, Rohollah

    2011-01-01

    In this work, Slow Strain Rate Test (SSRT) testing, Light Optical Microscopy (LOM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used to study the effect of micro-structure, corrosive environments and cathodic polarisation on stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of two grades of high strength steels, Type A and Type B. Type A is manufactured by quench and tempered (Q&T) method. Type B, a normalize steel was used as reference. This study also supports electrochemical polarisation resistance metho...

  4. Hydrogen-assisted stress corrosion cracking of high strength steel

    Ghasemi, Rohollah

    2011-01-01

    In this work, Slow Strain Rate Test (SSRT) testing, Light Optical Microscopy (LOM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used to study the effect of microstructure, corrosive environments and cathodic polarisation on stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of two grades of high strength steels, Type A and Type B. Type A is manufactured by quench and tempered (Q&T) method. Type B, a normalize steel was used as reference. This study also supports electrochemical polarisation resistance method...

  5. On the use of triazines as inhibitors of steel corrosion

    A possibility of using substandard pesticides as a raw materials for synthesis of a set of triazines and also using them as a inhibitors of acidic corrosion of steel 20, as well as additions to epoxy powder coatings is considered. It is shown that triazines studied are inhibitors of acidic corrosion of steel 20. 2,4-di(ethylamino)-6-phenylhydrazono-1,3,5-triazine (In 4) has a maximum inhibiting effect among the studied compounds

  6. Corrosion under stress of AISI 304 steel in thiocyanate solutions

    Corrosion susceptibility under stress of AISI 304 steel sensitized in a sodium thiocyanate solution has been studied and results were compared with those obtained with solutions of thiosulfate and tetrathionate. Sensitized steel type 304 is highly susceptible to corrosion when under intergranular stress (IGSCC) in thiocyanate solutions but the aggressiveness of this anion is less than that of the other sulphur anions studied (thiosulfate and tetrathionate). This work has been partly carried out in the Chemistry Department. (Author)

  7. Corrosion resistance properties of sintered duplex stainless steel

    L.A. Dobrza?skI; Z. Brytan; M. Actis Grande; Rosso, M.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper was to examine the corrosion resistance of duplex stainless steels using electrochemical methods in 1M NaCl solution. The influence of powder mixes preparation and cooling cycle after sintering on corrosion properties was evaluated.Design/methodology/approach: In presented study duplex stainless steels were obtained through powder metallurgy starting from austenitic, martensitic base powders by controlled addition of alloying elements, such as Cr, Ni, Mo and Cu. In the ...

  8. Evaluation of corrosion protection of carbon black filled fusion-bonded epoxy coatings on mild steel during exposure to a quiescent 3% NaCl solution

    Carbon black (CB) was mixed with fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings to generate a series of formulations with 0.5-4% by weight of carbon black. The degradation of these FBE coatings on mild steel exposed to a quiescent 3% NaCl solution was monitored using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The experimental results showed that the electrochemical behaviour of coated systems changed dramatically when the CB concentration reached 3% by weight. This phenomenon was relevant to the formation of the percolation regime in the coating, at which a sharp drop in the electrical resistance of the coating was achieved by the generation of a continuous conducting network. A comparison of the protective properties of the FBE coatings filled with various CB loadings, along with the inspection of view underneath the coatings, indicated that the protective performance of the FBE coating was significantly improved when the CB loading exceeded the threshold concentration. This conclusion was confirmed by the results obtained from Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) measurements

  9. Electrochemical Studies of Stainless Steel Corrosion in Peroxide Solutions

    Ajay K., Singh; Vipin, Chaudhary; A., Sharma.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Pollution control measures have resulted in replacement of chlorine by peroxide as bleaching chemical. Change of chemical affects corrosion aspects, the suitability of existing plant metallurgy and materials of construction of bleach plants. Accordingly long term immersion and electrochemical corros [...] ion tests were conducted on stainless steel 304L, 316L, 2205 and 6% Mo and mild steel in peroxide solutions of pH 10. The materials were tested for uniform corrosion, pitting and crevice corrosion and attack around the weld area. Corrosion attack estimated from long term immersion tests is found in agreement, by and large, with that analyzed from electrochemical test. E-pH diagrams drawn for water-peroxide system have been used to understand the corrosivity of the peroxide media. An attempt has been made to suggest a suitable material of construction for handling the test media on the basis of degree of corrosion attack on them and their cost and the mechanical properties.

  10. Corrosion behavior of plasma sprayed ceramic and metallic coatings on carbon steel in simulated seawater

    Highlights: • Plasma sprayed Ni60 coating can provide corrosion protect for the substrate. • Depositing ceramic coatings on metallic coating can improve the corrosion resistance. • The corrosion resistance of Al2O3 coating was better than that of ZrO2 coating. • The porosity had direct effect on the corrosion rate of the plasma sprayed coatings. • The top layer and the bond layer were treated as one coating in the EIS tests. - Abstract: Al2O3, ZrO2 and Ni60 coatings were produced on carbon steels by plasma spray. Ni60 was used as the bond coat in all the cases. The microstructure of these coatings was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The corrosion behavior of the plasma spray coated samples as well as uncoated samples was evaluated by open circuit potential (OCP) measurements, potentiodynamic polarization tests, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in simulated seawater. The results showed that Ni60 coating protected carbon steels against the corrosion and plasma spraying ceramic powders on metallic coating improved the corrosion resistance of the coatings further. The corrosion resistance of the Al2O3 coating was superior to that of the ZrO2 coating due to the relatively few defects in Al2O3 coating

  11. Passivation and Corrosion Behavior of Modified Ferritic-Pearlitic Railway Axle Steels

    Moon, A. P.; Sangal, S.; Srivastav, Simant; Gajbhiye, N. S.; Mondal, K.

    2015-01-01

    Electrochemical polarization behavior of two newly developed ferritic-pearlitic railway axle steels (MS3 and MS6) and the standard Indian conventional axle steel has been studied in sodium borate buffer solution of pH 8.4 with and without the presence of NaCl. The polarization behavior of both the new axle steels shows close resemblance, whereas, different polarization behavior has been observed for the conventional axle steel. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements have clearly reflected significantly improved passivation behavior for the newly developed steels compared to that of the conventional axle steel. NaCl salt fog exposure tests have also shown superior corrosion resistance of the newly developed axle steels as compared to the conventional axle steel. Higher surface roughness on the corroded conventional axle steel has also been observed compared to the smoother surface in case of the new axle steels. Higher corrosion resistance of the new axle steels has been attributed to their finer microstructure and strongly adherent protective rusts.

  12. Mitigating Corrosion Risks in Oil and Gas Equipment by Electrochemical Protection: Top of the Line Corrosion

    Ajayi, Fredric

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated the corrosion processes at the top and bottom of carbon steel pipelines transporting wet gases, and studied possible chemical mitigation strategies. First, immersion tests were carried out using carbon steel to study the effects of de-aeration with high purity nitrogen gas on the corrosion rate. Secondly, the corrosion rate was assessed for varying chloride ion concentrations in an aerated environment. In general, increasing de-aeration time changes the corrosion mecha...

  13. Electrochemical surface modification technique to impede mild steel corrosion using perfluorooctanoic acid

    Shubha H Natarj; Venkatesha T. Venkatarangaiah; ANANTHA N. SUBBA RAO

    2015-01-01

    The present work demonstrated that corrosion inhibition efficiency of electrochemically generated organic coat is remarkably more effective than self-assembled monolayer (SAM) generated by dip coating technique. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is used to modify mild steel surface for effective protection. Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy and contact angle measurements substantiate the modification of mild steel surface and its effect on surface hydrophobicity. A comparison between el...

  14. Corrosion behaviour and biocorrosion of galvanized steel water distribution systems.

    Delaunois, F; Tosar, F; Vitry, V

    2014-06-01

    Galvanized steel tubes are a popular mean for water distribution systems but suffer from corrosion despite their zinc or zinc alloy coatings. First, the quality of hot-dip galvanized (HDG) coatings was studied. Their microstructure, defects, and common types of corrosion were observed. It was shown that many manufactured tubes do not reach European standard (NBN EN 10240), which is the cause of several corrosion problems. The average thickness of zinc layer was found at 41?m against 55?m prescribed by the European standard. However, lack of quality, together with the usual corrosion types known for HDG steel tubes was not sufficient to explain the high corrosion rate (reaching 20?m per year versus 10?m/y for common corrosion types). Electrochemical tests were also performed to understand the corrosion behaviours occurring in galvanized steel tubes. Results have shown that the limiting step was oxygen diffusion, favouring the growth of anaerobic bacteria in steel tubes. EDS analysis was carried out on corroded coatings and has shown the presence of sulphur inside deposits, suggesting the likely bacterial activity. Therefore biocorrosion effects have been investigated. Actually sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) can reduce sulphate contained in water to hydrogen sulphide (H2S), causing the formation of metal sulphides. Although microbial corrosion is well-known in sea water, it is less investigated in supply water. Thus, an experimental water main was kept in operation for 6months. SRB were detected by BART tests in the test water main. PMID:24503139

  15. Corrosion of Steel in Concrete – Thermodynamical Aspects

    Küter, Andre; Møller, Per; Geiker, Mette Rica

    2004-01-01

    The present understanding of selected corrosion phenomena in reinforced concrete is reviewed. Special emphasis is given to chloride induced corrosion. There is a general acceptance of the basic corrosion mechanism for steel in concrete. However different anodic reactions governing the subsequent ...... observations. A thermodynamically possible reaction mechanism for the formation of green rust in the presence of chlorides is proposed. Initial verification of the suggested mechanism is given based on experimental data from the literature and own observations....

  16. Steel corrosion in anoxic mediums with high chloride concentrations

    Carbon steels are widely used in contact with chloride containing mediums, however most of the literature reports corrosion problems in solutions in contact with air, for example, sea water. There are other applications where the steel is in contact with freshwater in the absence of oxygen as is the case with materials for nuclear repositories or in petroleum production. These mediums can have varied composition but their corrosivity is usually related to the concentration of chlorides. There are no systematic studies in the literature about the influence of high chloride concentrations on the speed of steel corrosion for carbon steels in the absence of oxygen. Some work has been done using Raman and XPS spectroscopy, but these techniques have been carried out ex situ in samples submitted to the action of high chloride concentrations. This results in the appearance of corrosion products on the metal surface due to the oxidation of the surface from exposure to air before and during the use of these techniques, generating confusing and uncertain data. The lack of reliable data is due to the difficulty of applying these techniques in situ under very low oxygen conditions (less than 10 ppb) without allowing any air into the system. Since there are no studies in the literature about the influence of high concentrations of chloride on the corrosion speed of carbon steels in the absence of oxygen, this work aims to generate experimental data to evaluate the influence of high concentrations of this anion on the corrosion speed of steel under anoxic conditions. The corrosivity of each solution was evaluated using electrochemical techniques such as corrosion potential, corrosion speed, anodic and cathodic polarization curves, cyclic voltammetries and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to study the oxidation-reduction processes that occur with specific temperature, pH and chloride concentration conditions. Concentrated solutions of sodium chloride (50,000, 100,000 and 180,000 ppm of Cl-) were used in the absence of oxygen (concentration less than 10 ppb) and at 40oC0C and pH=7.5. The material chosen for this study was AISI 1018 steel. The results show that the corrosion speed of the carbon steel decreases with the increase in chloride concentrations and the increase in the steel's exposure time to the corrosive medium. This suggests that a high concentration of Cl- anions in the medium will provoke the adsorption of matter on the metal surface forming a homogeneous barrier that impedes corrosion by simply blocking the active reaction sites

  17. Spatial distribution of crystalline corrosion products formed during corrosion of stainless steel in concrete

    Serdar, Marijana

    2015-05-01

    © 2015 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved. The mineralogy and spatial distribution of nano-crystalline corrosion products that form in the steel/concrete interface were characterized using synchrotron X-ray micro-diffraction (μ-XRD). Two types of low-nickel high-chromium reinforcing steels embedded into mortar and exposed to NaCl solution were investigated. Corrosion in the samples was confirmed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). μ-XRD revealed that goethite (α-FeOOH) and akaganeite (β-FeOOH) are the main iron oxide-hydroxides formed during the chloride-induced corrosion of stainless steel in concrete. Goethite is formed closer to the surface of the steel due to the presence of chromium in the steel, while akaganeite is formed further away from the surface due to the presence of chloride ions. Detailed microstructural analysis is shown and discussed on one sample of each type of steel.

  18. Fretting corrosion of steels for lead alloys cooled ADS

    Fretting is a particular type of wear that is expected to occur in a molten lead alloy cooled ADS due to the flow induce vibrations and that mainly affects fuel claddings and heat exchanger tubes. A dedicated facility (i.e. FRETHME) was designed and realized to investigate for the first time fretting in liquid lead alloys at reactor relevant conditions. Several fretting tests, were performed on candidate steels such as the f/m T91 steel, the austenitic 15-15Ti steel and Al surface alloyed T91 (GESA-T91). The experimental outcomes highlighted that the fretting damage increases with the increasing number of cycles/time and temperature. Fretting interacts with the corrosion mechanisms occurring in liquid Pb alloys (fretting corrosion) and destabilizes the corrosion barriers, favoring e.g. dissolution attacks. Due to the favorable wear and corrosion resistance properties of the surface alloyed layer, GESA-T91 steel showed the best fretting corrosion behavior up to 550 C. On the contrary, due to the high Ni content, the 15-15Ti steel is affected by dissolution enhanced fretting; while oxidation enhanced fretting characterizes T91 steel at temperatures higher than 500 C. In this respect, dedicated tests suggested that besides the use of aluminized steels, possible countermeasures to mitigate the fretting impact are the use of pre-oxidized components and Ni-enriched liquid Pb

  19. Corrosion Protection under Thermal Insulation

    Sigbjørnsen, Karen

    2013-01-01

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is an extensive and costly problem for the petrochemical and chemical industry. Both good coatings to mitigate the problem and test methods to ensure the quality of these coatings are needed. In this thesis, four coatings; standard epoxy coating, epoxy phenolic coating, titanium modified inorganic copolymer (TMIC) and thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA), were tested for their ability to mitigate the problem. To simulate the CUI conditions, several test methods m...

  20. Effect of segregation bands on corrosion of steel plate for ship hull

    M. Mazur

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Despite significant progress in the manufacturing of sheet metal ships carried both by optimizing the chemical compositions of steel mills as well as rolling and heat treatment, it still fails to remove the effects of persistent segregation. As a result we observed anisotropy of mechanical properties of the material which essentially complicates the process of construction for shipbuilding industry. Anisotropy of mechanical properties occurring in sheet metal hull is even more dangerous, that during their work, they are exposed to continuous exposure variable charges arising from sea surface waves. Another factor weakening the resistance to cracking metal ship is sea-water, which in the surface layer is highly aerated and very aggressive corrosion. The purpose of this study is to clarify the role of the segregation bands in the process of corrosion of low alloy steels used for ship hull. It was estimate a rate of corrosion in aerated sea water areas of the metal with or without segregation bands. After corrosion tests were made observations of specimens surfaces. Inside the segregation bands were found phosphorus. The contents of it were exceeded the average this element content in the steel. At the same time areas of the sheet metal with segregation bands were slowly corroded than areas without bands, although the changes of corrosion rate was similar in nature.Corrosion activity of rich in phosphorus segregation band is similar to phosphate corrosion inhibitors. These are effective in the presenceof chloride in seawater to form a protective layer that protects against corrosion segregation band. Under the observation on scanningelectron microscope there was no change in the appearance of surface samples after corrosion tests. A future direction of research will be estimate the stress corrosion in the same species with and without segregation bands.

  1. A New Green Ionic Liquid-Based Corrosion Inhibitor for Steel in Acidic Environments.

    Atta, Ayman M; El-Mahdy, Gamal A; Al-Lohedan, Hamad A; Ezzat, Abdel Rahman O

    2015-01-01

    This work examines the use of new hydrophobic ionic liquid derivatives, namely octadecylammonium tosylate (ODA-TS) and oleylammonium tosylate (OA-TS) for corrosion protection of steel in 1 M hydrochloric acid solution. Their chemical structures were determined from NMR analyses. The surface activity characteristics of the prepared ODA-TS and OA-TS were evaluated from conductance, surface tension and contact angle measurements. The data indicate the presence of a double bond in the chemical structure of OA-TS modified its surface activity parameters. Potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements, scanning electron microscope (SEM), Energy dispersive X-rays (EDX) analysis and contact angle measurements were utilized to investigate the corrosion protection performance of ODA-TS and OA-TS on steel in acidic solution. The OA-TS and ODA-TS compounds showed good protection performance in acidic chloride solution due to formation of an inhibitive film on the steel surface. PMID:26091073

  2. Inhibitory Mechanism of Carbon Steel Corrosion in Sea Water by an Aqueous Extract of Henna Leaves

    Johnsirani, V.; J.SATHIYABAMA; Susai Rajendran; A. Suriya Prabha

    2012-01-01

    The inhibition efficiency (IE) of an aqueous extract of henna leaves in controlling corrosion of carbon steel in seawater has been evaluated by weight-loss method. The weight loss study reveals that the formulation consisting of 8 mL of henna extract (HE) and 25 ppm of Zn2+ has 94% inhibition efficiency in controlling corrosion of carbon steel in sea water. Polarization study reveals that HE and Zn2+ system functions as mixed type inhibitor. AC impedance spectra reveal that protective film is...

  3. Corrosion and potentiostatic hydrogenation of carbon steels in carbonate and sulfide solutions

    Corrosion behaviour and hydrogenation of two structural carbon steel at controlled potentials in the interval of -1.4 V-+0.4 V in a carbonate-bicarbonate solution (pH 9.4) on the free oxygen access, solution deaeration with argon and saturation with hydrogen sulfide (pH 8.5) are studied. It is established that in the deaerated solution on the potential cathode shift is realized the steel cathode protection where as in carbonate-sulfide solution is found increasing the corrosion rate. 6 refs., 3 figs

  4. Corrosion by concentrated sulfuric acid in carbon steel pipes and tanks: state of the art

    Panossian, Zehbour; Almeida, Neusvaldo Lira de; Sousa, Raquel Maria Ferreira de [Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Pimenta, Gutemberg de Souza [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisas e Desenvolvimento (CENPES); Marques, Leandro Bordalo Schmidt [PETROBRAS Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2009-07-01

    PETROBRAS, allied to the policy of reduction of emission of pollutants, has been adjusting the processes of the new refineries to obtain products with lower sulfur content. Thus, the sulfur dioxide, extracted from the process gases of a new refinery to be built in the Northeast, will be used to produce sulfuric acid with concentration between (94-96) %. This acid will be stored in carbon steel tanks and transported through a buried 8-km carbon steel pipe from the refinery to a pier, where it will be loaded onto ships and sent to the consumer markets. Therefore, the corrosion resistance of carbon steel by concentrated acid will become a great concern for the mentioned storage and transportation. When the carbon steel comes into contact with concentrated sulfuric acid, there is an immediate acid attack with the formation of hydrogen gas and ferrous ions which, in turn, forms a protective layer of FeSO{sub 4} on the metallic surface. The durability of the tanks and pipes made of carbon steel will depend on the preservation of this protective layer. This work presents a review of the carbon steel corrosion in concentrated sulfuric acid and discusses the preventive methods against this corrosion, including anodic protection. (author)

  5. Corrosion of Carbon Steel and Corrosion-Resistant Rebars in Concrete Structures Under Chloride Ion Attack

    Mohamed, Nedal; Boulfiza, Mohamed; Evitts, Richard

    2013-03-01

    Corrosion of reinforced concrete is the most challenging durability problem that threatens reinforced concrete structures, especially structures that are subject to severe environmental conditions (i.e., highway bridges, marine structures, etc.). Corrosion of reinforcing steel leads to cracking and spalling of the concrete cover and billions of dollars are spent every year on repairing such damaged structures. New types of reinforcements have been developed to avoid these high-cost repairs. Thus, it is important to study the corrosion behavior of these new types of reinforcements and compare them to the traditional carbon steel reinforcements. This study aimed at characterizing the corrosion behavior of three competing reinforcing steels; conventional carbon steel, micro-composite steel (MMFX-2) and 316LN stainless steel, through experiments in carbonated and non-carbonated concrete exposed to chloride-laden environments. Synthetic pore water solutions have been used to simulate both cases of sound and carbonated concrete under chloride ions attack. A three-electrode corrosion cell is used for determining the corrosion characteristics and rates. Multiple electrochemical techniques were applied using a Gamry PC4™ potentiostat manufactured by Gamry Instruments (Warminster, PA). DC corrosion measurements were applied on samples subjected to fixed chloride concentration in the solution.

  6. Corrosion and Wear Resistance of Carbon Films Obtained by Electrodeposition on Ferritic Stainless Steel

    Henrique Ribeiro Piaggio, Cardoso; Tiago, Falcade; Sandra Raquel, Kunst; Clia Fraga, Malfatti.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In improving the corrosion and hardness proprieties of ferritic stainless steel, the use of protective coatings becomes an interesting alternative. In this study, a carbon layer was deposited on AISI 430 by electrodeposition using N,N-dimethylformamide with the addition of an organic dopant as the e [...] lectrolyte. The AISI 430 stainless steel was pretreated by anodization aiming to optimize the film anchoring. The obtained films were characterized by atomic force microscopy, by scanning electron microscopy and by optical interferometry. The microstructural characterization of the films was obtained by Raman Spectroscopy. The corrosion resistance was evaluated by open circuit potential and by potentiodynamic polarization. The friction test and the scratch test were performed to evaluate the mechanical properties. The Raman spectroscopy showed the presence of an amorphous carbon film. The films improved the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. In addition, on the wear analysis the coating showed a good adhesion on the substrate.

  7. Corrosion Behavior of Zirconium Treated Mild Steel with and Without Organic Coating: a Comparative Study

    Ghanbari, Alireza; Attar, Mohammadreza Mohammadzade

    2014-10-01

    In this study, the anti-corrosion performance of phosphated and zirconium treated mild steel (ZTMS) with and without organic coating was evaluated using AC and DC electrochemical techniques. The topography and morphology of the zirconium treated samples were studied using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) respectively. The results revealed that the anti-corrosion performance of the phosphate layer was superior to the zirconium conversion layer without an organic coating due to very low thickness and porous nature of the ZTMS. Additionally, the corrosion behavior of the organic coated substrates was substantially different. It was found that the corrosion protection performance of the phosphate steel and ZTMS with an organic coating is in the same order.

  8. In situ Raman identification of stainless steels pitting corrosion films

    Raman spectroscopy is used for the in situ identification of the corrosion products grown during the pitting corrosion of stainless steels in presence of NaCl. To obtain a better approach of these complicated materials, binary alloys are first investigated, in which the alloying element is present in the same ratio as in steel. Here, results on Fe-10%Ni and Fe-18%Cr, AISI304 and AISI316 are presented and the respective parts played by chromium and molybdenum in the prevention of pitting corrosion are described. The outer product, ''colloidal'' green rust (GR) ,is particularly studied and a GR formula is proposed

  9. Heat transfer corrosion of stainless steel in nitric acid

    Full text of publication follows: In nuclear reprocessing plants, interest is focused on the behaviour of stainless steels in nitric acid solutions, the principal heated process vessels being spent-fuel dissolvers and evaporators. The corrosion of stainless steels by nitric acid is known to be complex, being affected by a host of metallurgical and environmental factors. Amongst the latter, temperature exerts a strong effect, the corrosion rate typically doubling for a temperature increase of 7-10 C depending on the exact liquor composition. The type of corrosion which occurs is intergranular whereby grain boundaries between individual stainless steel crystals are subject to attack. This is due to differing local concentrations of alloying metals and interstitial contaminants at the grain boundaries and eventually causes entire crystals to detach from the bulk steel. Less well understood is what, if any, effect a temperature gradient between the liquor and the stainless steel vessel exerts on this corrosion mechanism and therefore the corrosion rate of dissolvers and evaporators exposed to these conditions. Possible effects include changing mass transport mechanisms to the surface of the steel, a temperature gradient could also influence what corrosion products are formed at the surface which in turn has a considerable affect on the passivity of the steel. This project is concerned with the corrosion rate of stainless steel heat transfer surfaces contacted by nitric acid solutions and comparing this with corrosion rate data obtained isothermally at equivalent effective surface temperatures. This comparison will confirm or deny whether additional corrosion effects occur. A wide range of heat transfer conditions will be tested using a variety of nitric acid liquors. Using weight loss and electrochemical techniques it is possible to deduce the corrosion rate as a function of time. Various microscopy techniques are also employed to provide a qualitative understanding of the corrosion mechanisms involved. This has been achieved under isothermal conditions. It is far more challenging to design and construct experimental apparatus which allow a comparison with heat transfer surfaces. Such a novel test rig was completed and commissioned in January 2009. Due to the timescales of the procedures involved and the complexity and originality of the apparatus a comparison of corrosion rates is not imminent

  10. Structural and phase heterogeneity of cast austenitic corrosion resisting steels

    Structure of large-size castings of austenitic corrosion-resistant steel type 08Kh18N10T was under study. Consideration was given to peculiar features of crystallization as well as to distribution of ?-ferrite, austenite- and ferrite forming elements and nonmetallic inclusions in steel castings. Casting defects and causes of their formation were investigated

  11. Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete - electrochemical laboratory experiments

    Steel bars with electric connections were embedded in prisms of six different concrete compositions. The test specimens were stored partly immersed into synthetic sea water or tap water over a period of about two years. Potential monitoring and polarisation experiments were used to estimate the corrosion rates of the steel. (author) 4 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs

  12. In situ 3D monitoring of corrosion on carbon steel and ferritic stainless steel embedded in cement paste

    Itty, Pierre-Adrien

    2014-06-01

    In a X-ray microcomputed tomography study, active corrosion was induced by galvanostatically corroding steel embedded in cement paste. The results give insight into corrosion product build up, crack formation, leaching of products into the cracks and voids, and differences in morphology of corrosion attack in the case of carbon steel or stainless steel reinforcement. Carbon steel was homogeneously etched away with a homogeneous layer of corrosion products forming at the steel/cement paste interface. For ferritic stainless steel, pits were forming, concentrating the corrosion products locally, which led to more extensive damage on the cement paste cover. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

  13. 49 CFR 192.463 - External corrosion control: Cathodic protection.

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false External corrosion control: Cathodic protection... for Corrosion Control 192.463 External corrosion control: Cathodic protection. (a) Each cathodic protection system required by this subpart must provide a level of cathodic protection that complies with...

  14. Corrosion behaviour of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution: AC impedance study and XPS

    Lebrini, M.; Fontaine, G.; Gengembre, L.; Traisnel, M.; Lerasle, O.; Genet, N.

    2008-08-01

    The efficiency of a new triazole derivative, namely, 2-{(2-hydroxyethyl)[(4-methyl-1 H-1,2,3-benzotriazol-1-yl)methyl]amino}ethanol (TTA) has been studied for corrosion inhibition of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution. Corrosion inhibition was studied using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). These studies have shown that TTA was a very good inhibitor. Data obtained from EIS show a frequency distribution and therefore a modelling element with frequency dispersion behaviour, a constant phase element (CPE) has been used. The corrosion behaviour of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution was also investigated in the presence of 4-methyl-1 H-benzotriazole (TTA unsubstituted) by EIS. These studies have shown that the ability of the molecule to adsorb on the steel surface was dependent on the group in triazole ring substituent. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy surface analysis with TTA shows that it chemisorbed on surface of galvanized steel and electroplating steel.

  15. Corrosion Behavior of IF Steel in Various Media and Its Comparison with Mild Steel

    Singh, G. P.; Moon, A. P.; Sengupta, S.; Deo, G.; Sangal, S.; Mondal, K.

    2015-05-01

    The present work discusses corrosion behavior of an interstitial-free (IF) steel in 0.6 M NaCl, 1 M NaOH, and 1 M HCl solutions, and its comparison with mild steel (MS). Dynamics polarization and AC Impedance Spectroscopy explain different polarization behaviors of the steel samples. All the steels were exposed to open atmosphere for 100 days, and to 0.6 M NaCl salt fog for 30 days. Scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and Raman and Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy were used to characterize microstructure of the steels, rust constituents, and morphologies. Corrosion behavior of the steels has close relation with the morphology and constituents of the rusts. It has been observed that the corrosion in the IF and MS steels is uniform in nature.

  16. Corrosion behaviour of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution: AC impedance study and XPS

    The efficiency of a new triazole derivative, namely, 2-{(2-hydroxyethyl)[(4-methyl-1H-1,2,3-benzotriazol-1-yl)methyl]amino} ethanol (TTA) has been studied for corrosion inhibition of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution. Corrosion inhibition was studied using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). These studies have shown that TTA was a very good inhibitor. Data obtained from EIS show a frequency distribution and therefore a modelling element with frequency dispersion behaviour, a constant phase element (CPE) has been used. The corrosion behaviour of galvanized steel and electroplating steel in aqueous solution was also investigated in the presence of 4-methyl-1H-benzotriazole (TTA unsubstituted) by EIS. These studies have shown that the ability of the molecule to adsorb on the steel surface was dependent on the group in triazole ring substituent. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy surface analysis with TTA shows that it chemisorbed on surface of galvanized steel and electroplating steel

  17. Effect of Carbon Steel Composition and Microstructure on CO2 Corrosion

    Akeer, Emad S.

    The environmental conditions encountered in oil and gas wells and pipelines can cause severe localized corrosion to mild steel. The utility of carbon steel in oil and gas pipelines depends on formation of protective corrosion product layers. However, the microstructure and chemical composition of steel are considered to be important variables that affect the ability of these layers to protect steel from corrosion. The present study investigated the effect of alloying elements and metallurgy of five different pipeline steels, with different chemical composition and microstructure, on CO2 corrosion in flowing conditions with focus on the iron carbonate layer formed and related corrosion phenomena that could lead to localized corrosion. The microstructure of tested steels was examined using optical microscopy and etching. Preliminary experiments were conducted using a glass cell, which is a very well known and widely used apparatus. Then a comparison was done with the newly developed thin channel flow cell (TCFC) to validate whether the TCFC can be used instead of glass cell in this study, which required very high velocity and wall shear stresses. It was found that there are no significant effects of alloying elements and steel microstructure on corrosion rate in experiments done at pH 4.0 at 25°C and 80°C. Further experiments were then conducted in the TCFC to study the effect of alloying elements and microstructure under conditions where a protective FeCO3 4 corrosion product layer forms, using very high liquid flow rates. For each of the studied steels, an FeCO3 corrosion product layer was formed within two days of exposure at low wall shear stress at 80°C, pH 6.6, and partial pressure of CO2 of 1.5 bar (1.5 bar pCO 2). For all tested steels, the FeCO3 layer reduced the general corrosion rate to less than 1.0 mm/y. These "pre-formed" FeCO3 layers were then exposed to high liquid flow velocity and wall shear stress (535 Pa) for 3 days. This caused partial loss of the protective FeCO 3 layer which was probably related to the local increase in shear stress and the changes in pressure caused by turbulence at the high flow rates. Although all steels suffered from pitting corrosion to different degrees, the FeCO3 layer formed on normalized steel was more protective than the one formed on quenched and tempered steel (Q&T). This can be attributed to microstructure, because the pearlite structures present in the normalized steel conferred superior FeCO3 adherence to the steel surface. On the other hand, X65II steel, which has metallurgical characteristics consistent with a normalized hot rolled material, suffered pitting corrosion, which initiated even before increasing wall shear stress. This type of localized corrosion was related to inclusions and phase distributions within the ferrite/pearlite microstructure. In a separate series of experiments, the formation mechanisms of the FeCO3 corrosion product layer were challenged for each steel at high wall shear stress (535Pa) and at 80°C, pH 6.6, and 1.5 bar pCO 2. It was observed that the FeCO3 corrosion product layers did not form at this high wall shear stress, even under conditions that were supersaturated with respect to FeCO3. This was related to mass transfer behavior, where the fast movement of species from and toward the steel surface contributed to removal of 5 generated ferrous ions and prevented the formation of an FeCO3 layer. High local shear stresses may have also mechanically interfered with formation of any FeCO3 layer on the steel surface. At high wall shear stress, the general corrosion rates of normalized steels (X52, A106GRB) are higher than for Q&T steels. This can be related to the amount of iron carbides in the steel. There was no localized corrosion observed at high wall shear stress since no FeCO3 formed on the steels.

  18. Experimental Study on the Electrochemical Anti-Corrosion Properties of Steel Structures Applying the Arc Thermal Metal Spraying Method

    Hong-Bok Choe; Han-Seung Lee; Jun-Ho Shin

    2014-01-01

    The arc thermal metal spraying method (ATMSM) provides proven long-term protective coating systems using zinc, aluminum and their alloys for steel work in a marine environment. This paper focuses on studying experimentally the anti-corrosion criteria of ATMSM on steel specimens. The effects of the types of spraying metal and the presence or absence of sealing treatment from the thermal spraying of film on the anti-corrosion performance of TMSM were quantitatively evaluated by electrochemical ...

  19. Adsorption and corrosion inhibiting effect of riboflavin on Q235 mild steel corrosion in acidic environments

    Chidiebere, Maduabuchi A. [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Rd, Shenyang 110016 (China); Electrochemistry and Materials Science Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri, PMB 1526 Owerri (Nigeria); Oguzie, Emeka E. [Electrochemistry and Materials Science Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri, PMB 1526 Owerri (Nigeria); Liu, Li [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Rd, Shenyang 110016 (China); Li, Ying, E-mail: liying@imr.ac.cn [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Rd, Shenyang 110016 (China); Wang, Fuhui [Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 62 Wencui Rd, Shenyang 110016 (China)

    2015-04-15

    The inhibiting effect of Riboflavin (RF) on Q235 mild steel corrosion in 1 M HCl and 0.5 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} at 30 °C temperature was investigated using electrochemical techniques (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization). The obtained results revealed that RF inhibited the corrosion reaction in both acidic solutions. Maximum inhibition efficiency values in 1 M HCl and 0.5 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} were 83.9% and 71.4%, respectively, obtained for 0.0012 M RF. Polarization data showed RF to be a mixed-type inhibitor, while EIS results revealed that the RF species adsorbed on the metal surface. The adsorption of RF followed Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies confirmed the formation of a protective layer adsorbed on the steel surface. Quantum chemical calculations were used to correlate the inhibition ability of RF with its electronic structural parameters. - Highlights: • The inhibitory mechanism was influenced by the nature of acid anions. • RF has reasonable inhibition effect especially in 1 M HCl solution. • Polarization studies showed that RF functioned as a mixed type inhibitor. • Improved surface morphology was observed in the presence of RF.

  20. Adsorption and corrosion inhibiting effect of riboflavin on Q235 mild steel corrosion in acidic environments

    The inhibiting effect of Riboflavin (RF) on Q235 mild steel corrosion in 1 M HCl and 0.5 M H2SO4 at 30 °C temperature was investigated using electrochemical techniques (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization). The obtained results revealed that RF inhibited the corrosion reaction in both acidic solutions. Maximum inhibition efficiency values in 1 M HCl and 0.5 M H2SO4 were 83.9% and 71.4%, respectively, obtained for 0.0012 M RF. Polarization data showed RF to be a mixed-type inhibitor, while EIS results revealed that the RF species adsorbed on the metal surface. The adsorption of RF followed Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies confirmed the formation of a protective layer adsorbed on the steel surface. Quantum chemical calculations were used to correlate the inhibition ability of RF with its electronic structural parameters. - Highlights: • The inhibitory mechanism was influenced by the nature of acid anions. • RF has reasonable inhibition effect especially in 1 M HCl solution. • Polarization studies showed that RF functioned as a mixed type inhibitor. • Improved surface morphology was observed in the presence of RF

  1. Flow accelerated corrosion and erosion-corrosion of RAFM steel in liquid breeders

    Corrosion experiments for RAFM, JLF-1 steel (Fe-9Cr-2W-0.1C) in three types of liquid breeders (i.e. Li, Pb-17Li and Flinak) were performed at 600 oC. The influence of the different experimental parameters, such as a flowing condition, an exposure time and a geometric condition, on the corrosion behavior was investigated. The present study focused on the evaluation of the weight loss of the corroded specimen by the corrosion model based on mass transfer. The dissolution of the metal elements from the steel was accelerated by the fluids. An erosion-corrosion of the steel was caused by the peeling off of the corroded steel surface in the flowing liquid breeders.

  2. Corrosion of steel H piles in decomposed granite

    Wong, I.H. [Mitic Associates, Cashew Heights (Singapore); Law, K.H. [Land Transportation Authority, Singapore (Singapore)

    1999-06-01

    To study the corrosion of steel H piles in a completely decomposed granite, piles were exposed by excavation 22 years after their installation. The thickness of the pile sections was measured. The average corrosion rate of the steel piles was estimated to be 0.011 mm/year, and the maximum corrosion rate was estimated to be 0.015--0.018 mm/year. The rates are low. The results confirm the conclusions derived from tests done in places with temperate climate that steel piles installed in undisturbed, native soils undergo little corrosion. Thus, such conclusions are also applicable to the completely decomposed granite in a place like Singapore with high year-round temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 C.

  3. Microbially influenced corrosion of stainless steels in nuclear power plants

    This paper reviews the components, causative agents, corrosion sites, and potential failure modes of stainless steel components susceptible to microbially influenced corrosion (MIC). The stainless steel components susceptible to MIC are located in the reactor coolant, emergency, and reactor auxiliary systems, and in many plants, in the feedwater train and condenser. The authors assessed the areas of most high occurrence of corrosion and found the sites most susceptible to MIC to the heat-affected zones in the weldments of sensitized stainless steel. Pitting is the predominant MIC corrosion mechanisms, caused by sulfur reducing bacteria (SRB). Also discussed is the current status of the diagnostic, preventive, and mitigation techniques, including use of improved water chemistry, alternate materials, and improved thermomechanical treatments. 37 refs., 3 figs

  4. Corrosion of steel 0Kh18N10T

    Steel 0Kh18N10T is used for the manufacture of heat transfer tubes and collectors of steam generators for WWER nuclear power plants. The surface corrosion rate of this steel was studied in hydrochloric acid at different concentrations at a normal temperature of 20 degC. Three types of the steel heat treatment were chosen. In the case of tubes the effect of explosion and deformations on corrosion rate was also studied. A strong dependence was found on the concentration of hydrochloric acid: corrosion losses increased exponentially at concentrations higher than 10%. On the other hand, no dependence was found of the corrosion rate on the heat treatment technology or on the explosion or deformation treatment of the material. (Z.M.)

  5. Microbiologically influenced corrosion of high molybdenum austenitic stainless steel

    Extensive literature exists documenting laboratory and field studies of corrosion of the 300 series stainless steels by bacteria. There is, however, little data confirming similar microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of higher alloy stainless steels, which are thought by some to be immune. This paper presents a case history of a UNS NO8904 (904L) heat exchanger where marine bacterial attack was determined to be a factor in the corrosion failure. On-site sampling and testing confirmed the existence of this type of attack and developed a program of biocide treatment. Subsequent laboratory studies were undertaken to confirm the bacteria can induce and propagate pitting corrosion of a high molybdenum austenitic stainless steel

  6. Experimental and theoretical studies of thiazoles as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in sulphuric acid solution

    Graphical abstract: The inhibition effect of 2-amino-5-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole and 2-mercaptothiazoline on mild steel corrosion in 1.0 M H2SO4 was studied using electrochemical techniques. The effects of the presence of extra NH2 group and N atom in 2A5MT on the ability to act as corrosion inhibitors were investigated by theoretical calculations. Highlights: → The inhibition effects of thiazoles on mild steel corrosion in 1.0 M H2SO4 were studied. → It was shown that both thiazole compounds act as excellent corrosion inhibitors for mild steel. → The high inhibition efficiency was attributed to the adsorption of the inhibitor molecules on the metal surface. → Langmuir adsorption isotherm exhibited the best fit to the experimental data. → Quantum chemical calculations show there is a correlation between inhibitive property and molecular parameters. - Abstract: The inhibition effects of 2-amino-5-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (2A5MT) and 2-mercaptothiazoline (2MT) on mild steel corrosion in 1.0 M H2SO4 were studied with potentiodynamic polarization, linear polarization resistance and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy techniques. It was shown that both 2A5MT and 2MT act as good corrosion inhibitors for mild steel protection. The high inhibition efficiencies were attributed to the simple blocking effect by adsorption of inhibitor molecules on the steel surface. The effects of the presence of extra NH2 group and N atom in 2A5MT on the ability to act as corrosion inhibitors were investigated by theoretical calculations.

  7. Corrosion resistance of high-manganese austenitic steels

    A. Grajcar; S. Kołodziej,; W. Krukiewicz

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of the paper is to compare the corrosion resistance of two new-developed high-manganese austenitic steels in 1N H2SO4 and 3.5% NaCl solutions.Design/methodology/approach: The steels used for the investigation were thermo-mechanically rolled and then solution heat-treated from a temperature of 850°C. Corrosion resistance of investigated steels was examined using the immersion test. The specimens were weighed and dipped in the prepared solutions for 100 h. After the test, the p...

  8. Investigation of high temperature corrosion behavior on 304L austenite stainless steel in corrosive environments

    In this work, 304L stainless steel samples were exposed at 700 °C for 10hrs in different corrosive environments; dry oxygen, molten salt, and molten salt + dry oxygen. The corrosion behavior of samples was analyzed using weight change measurement technique, optical microscope (OM) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX). The existence phases of corroded sample were determined using X-ray Diffraction (XRD). The lowest corrosion rate was recorded in dry oxygen while the highest was in molten salt + dry oxygen environments with the value of 0.0062 mg/cm2 and −13.5225 mg/cm2 respectively. The surface morphology of sample in presence of salt mixture showed scale spallation. Oxide scales of Fe3O4, Fe2O3 were the main phases developed and detected by XRD technique. Cr2O3 was not developed in every sample as protective layers but chromate-rich oxide was developed. The cross-section analysis found the oxide scales were in porous, thick and non-adherent that would not an effective barrier to prevent from further degradation of alloy. EDX analysis also showed the Cr-element was low compared to Fe-element at the oxide scale region

  9. Corrosion fatigue of a superduplex stainless steel weldment

    Comer, Anthony John

    2004-01-01

    Superduplex stainless steels have superior mechanical and corrosion properties compared to austenitic stainless steels such as the grade 300 series. This is a result of a microstructure consisting of roughly equal percentages of austenite (y) and ferrite (a) and negligible inclusion content. As a result, super duplex stainless steels are increasingly being used in the offshore oil and gas industries. It is also envisaged that they will find application in the emergent renewable energy sec...

  10. Steam corrosion resistance of new 12% Cr ferritic boiler steels

    Lepingle, V.; Louis, G. [Ecole des Mines de Douai, Douai (France); Petelot, D. [Centre de Recherche Vallourec, Aulnoye Aymeries (France); Lefebvre, B.; Vandenberghe, B. [Vallourec and Mannesmann Tubes, St Saulve (France)

    2004-07-01

    A new 12%Cr steel integrating good creep properties, fabricability and corrosion resistance up to 650 C is being developed. For each step of this development, long term oxidation tests (about 6000 h and 8000 h) were made in pure water vapour in the temperature range 600-650 C. The laboratory and industrial heats were tested in comparison with two 12%Cr steels (X20CrMoV12-1), a 9%Cr steel (T91) and a fined grain austenitic stainless steel (TP347FG). Corrosion damage was measured using mass losses obtained after a reducing descaling process. Weight loss and metallographic results confirm the good corrosion resistance in steam of the new steel, VM12, and show either 2 different corrosion mechanisms or the same mechanism but with 2 different spreading rates: for the VM12, one X20 heat and TP347 steels, the time required for the whole surface of the samples being covered with corrosion products is definitely longer than for the other 9-12% Cr. (orig.)

  11. PITTING CORROSION OF STAINLESS STEEL AT THE VARIOUS SURFACE TREATMENT

    Viera Zatkalkov

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The stainless steel surface treatment is very important with regard to its pitting corrosion susceptibility. An effect of various types surfacing on pitting corrosion resistance of AISI 304stainless steel is investigated in this work. The samples of the tested material are turned, blasted, peened, grinded and a half of them are pickled to achieve higher purity of surfaces and better quality of passive film. Eight types of different finished surfaces are tested by electrochemical and immersion tests to determine corrosion behaviour in conditions where pitting is evoked by controlled potential and second by solution with high redox potential. By this way the effect of mechanical and chemical surface treatment on the resistance to pitting corrosion, character, size and shape of pits are compared in the conditions of different mechanisms of corrosion process.

  12. PITTING CORROSION OF STAINLESS STEEL AT THE VARIOUS SURFACE TREATMENT

    Viera Zatkalkov

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The stainless steel surface treatment is very important with regard to its pitting corrosion susceptibility. An effect of various types surfacing on pitting corrosion resistance of AISI 304stainless steel is investigated in this work. The samples of the tested material are turned, blasted, peened, grinded and a half of them are pickled to achieve higher purity of surfaces and better quality of passive film. Eight types of different finished surfaces are tested by electrochemical and immersion tests to determine corrosion behaviour in conditions where pitting is evoked by controlled potential and second by solution with high redox potential. By this way the effect of mechanical and chemical surface treatment on the resistance to pitting corrosion, character, size and shape of pits are compared in the conditions of different mechanisms of corrosion process.

  13. Corrosion of carbon steel liners within failed nuclear waste containers

    The corrosion of carbon steel liners in failed Canadian nuclear waste containers could have a major effect on the redox conditions controlling the subsequent dissolution of the fuel waste form. Consequently, we have been studying the corrosion of carbon steel in anoxic simulated groundwaters, which could flood a failed container. Voltammetric scans were performed on a rotating ring-disc electrode to quantify the amount, and potential region, of active Fe2+ release. Potentiostatic experiments were performed to monitor corrosion product deposit growth rates. Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy of surface deposits indicated surface composition varied from predominantly siderite (FeCO3) (nodular deposits) in carbonate-dominated waters to magnetite (Fe3O4) (compact deposit of very small crystals) in sulphate-dominated waters. Open circuit measurements accompanied by periodic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements showed that active corrosion conditions with the accumulation of a Fe3O4 deposit appear sustainable under natural corrosion conditions. (author)

  14. Corrosion properties of stainless steel coatings made by different methods of thermal spraying

    The corrosion protection ability of thermally sprayed stainless steel coatings in aggressive environments is considerably limited as compared to bulk materials of the same composition. The two main reasons for the decrease in corrosion resistance are the porosity in the coatings and the oxidation of elements, particularly chromium, during spraying process. The corrosion resistance and structure of stainless steel coatings, ANVAL 254 SMO, made by different methods of thermal spraying were evaluated in this work. The coatings were produced by atmospheric plasma spraying (APS), atmospheric plasma spraying using gas shielding around the plasma (APS/S), low pressure plasma spraying (LPPS), detonation gun spraying (DGS) and high velocity oxyfuel spraying (HVOF). Electrochemical methods were used for determining the corrosion protection ability of coatings in 3.5% NaCl-solution and in sulfur acid solution (pH 3 and 1). The structure and composition of coatings were studied by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive analysator (SEM/EDS). The porosity of the coatings was determined by water impregnation method, optical microscopy and mercury porosimeter. The results showed that the best coating quality can be achieved by LPPS- and HVOF-coatings. Oxidation and porosity restrict the use of APS-coatings in corrosive environments. The oxidation can be avoided by using argon gas shield around the plasma flame during spraying. Due to porosity all studied coatings suffered crevice corrosion in chloride solution. Despite high Mo-alloying the best coatings reached only the corrosion resistance of AISI 316

  15. Bacterial corrosion in marine sediments: influence of cathodic protection

    In order to protect offshore structures from marine corrosion, cathodic protection is widely applied via sacrificial anodes (for example zinc or aluminium) or impressed current. In aerated seawater, steel is considered to be protected when a potential of -8050 mV/Cu.CuSO4 is achieved. In many cases, however this potential must be lowered, due to the activity of microorganisms and more specially sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB). SRB are obligate anaerobes using sulphate as electron acceptor with resultant production of sulphide. Some of them are also able to use hydrogen as energy source, causing cathodic depolarization of steel surfaces. An experiment was performed to analyze the relation between SRB activity and use of different cathodic potentials applied to mild steel samples in marine sediments. Analytical techniques employed included lipid bio-markers and electrochemical methods. Results indicated an evolution of the bacterial community structure both on the steel and in the sediment, as a function of time and potential. The results also show that cathodically produced hydrogen promotes the growth of SRB (author)

  16. Investigation of Fecraly Coating on Corrosion Behaviour of Mild Steel

    Joseph B. AGBOOLA

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Steel has found wide application in hot rolling equipments in the steel industry and the oil rig structures in sea water. These equipments are frequently subjected to corrosive and temperature condition which causes severe damage to them, hence the need to develop steel suitable to withstand these conditions in terms of surface treatment. This research work investigates the effect of FeCrAlY coating on mild steel under high temperature and aggressive environment. Iron based coatings are used due to low cost among other properties such as good corrosion resistance, ease of machining and high ductility when compared to hard metals.Thermal spraying of the specimens was carried out using high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF. Corrosion test was carried out on both coated and uncoated samples. All samples were subjected to the same high temperature treatment for oxidation test.

  17. Corrosion protection for silver reflectors

    Arendt, Paul N. (Los Alamos, NM); Scott, Marion L. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1991-12-31

    A method of protecting silver reflectors from damage caused by contact with gaseous substances which are often present in the atmosphere and a silver reflector which is so protected. The inventive method comprises at least partially coating a reflector with a metal oxide such as aluminum oxide to a thickness of 15 .ANG. or less.

  18. Study on corrosion simulation device for marine structural steel

    Hou Baorong; Xiang Bin

    2003-04-01

    A corrosion simulation device was studied using offshore long scale hanging specimens. An Ni–Cu–P steel specimen was studied by analysing its corrosion products and corrosion types. The appearance of the samples and the surface of the metallic substrate after the removal of the rust layer produced by these two methods were observed and compared after 470 days of exposure. The phase structure of the corrosion products under different marine environments were analysed and compared. It further indicated good correlation between the electrically connected hanging specimen method and the long scale hanging specimen method.

  19. Formation of Surface Corrosion-Resistant Nanocrystalline Structures on Steel

    Nykyforchyn, Hryhoriy; Kyryliv, Volodymyr; Maksymiv, Olha; Slobodyan, Zvenomyra; Tsyrulnyk, Oleksandr

    2016-02-01

    Engineering materials with nanocrystalline structure could be exploited under simultaneous action of mechanical loading and corrosion environments; therefore, their corrosion resistance is important. Surface nanocrystalline structure was generated on middle carbon steels by severe plastic deformation using the method of mechanical pulse friction treatment. This treatment additionally includes high temperature phase transformation and alloying. Using a complex of the corrosive, electrochemical and physical investigations, it was established that nanocrystalline structures can be characterized by lower or increased corrosion resistance in comparison with the reference material. It is caused by the action of two confronting factors: arising energy level and anticorrosive alloying of the surface layer.

  20. Polarization-based optical fiber sensor of steel corrosion

    Hu, Wenbin; Zhu, Cheng; Zheng, Xing; Gao, Min; Guo, Donglai; Chen, Wei

    2015-08-01

    Metal-coated D-shape optical fiber is serving as a polarizer by using its attenuation difference for two orthogonal fundamental modes. This paper presents a novel corrosion sensor, based on an iron-coated optical fiber polarizer. The sensor is fabricated by sputtering a Fe-C film on a side-polished single mode fiber. The extinction ratio and the optical power loss are varying during the corrosion process when the iron-coated sensor is exposed to a corrosive environment. The proposed sensor provides a new approach for monitoring the early-age corrosion of steel structures by tracing the variation of polarization characteristics.

  1. Formation of Surface Corrosion-Resistant Nanocrystalline Structures on Steel.

    Nykyforchyn, Hryhoriy; Kyryliv, Volodymyr; Maksymiv, Olha; Slobodyan, Zvenomyra; Tsyrulnyk, Oleksandr

    2016-12-01

    Engineering materials with nanocrystalline structure could be exploited under simultaneous action of mechanical loading and corrosion environments; therefore, their corrosion resistance is important. Surface nanocrystalline structure was generated on middle carbon steels by severe plastic deformation using the method of mechanical pulse friction treatment. This treatment additionally includes high temperature phase transformation and alloying. Using a complex of the corrosive, electrochemical and physical investigations, it was established that nanocrystalline structures can be characterized by lower or increased corrosion resistance in comparison with the reference material. It is caused by the action of two confronting factors: arising energy level and anticorrosive alloying of the surface layer. PMID:26831689

  2. Evaluation of stainless steels for their resistance to intergranular corrosion

    Austenitic stainless steels are being considered as structural materials for first wall/blanket systems in the international thermonuclear reactor (ITER). The uniform corrosion of stainless steels in water is well known and is not a critical issue limiting its application for the ITER design. The sensitivity of austenitic steels to intergranular corrosion (IGC) can be estimated rather accurately by means of calculation methods, considering structure and chemical composition of steel. There is a maximum permissible carbon content level, at which sensitization of stainless steel is eliminated: K=Creff-αCeff, where α-thermodynamic coefficient, Creff-effective chromium content (regarding molybdenum influence) and Ceff-effective carbon content (taking into account nickel and stabilizing elements). Corrosion tests for 16Cr11Ni3MoTi, 316L and 316LN steel specimens, irradiated up to 2 x 1022 n/cm2 fluence have proved the effectiveness of this calculation technique for determination of austenitic steels tendency to IGC. This method is directly applicable in austenitic stainless steel production and enables one to exclude complicated experiments on determination of stainless steel susceptibility to IGC. (orig.)

  3. An electroactive co-polymer as corrosion inhibitor for steel in sulphuric acid medium

    The corrosion behavior of mild steel in sulphuric acid solution containing various concentrations of a co-polymer formed between maleic anhydride and N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (VPMA) was investigated using weight-loss, polarization and electrochemical impedance techniques. The polymer acts as an effective corrosion inhibitor for steel in sulphuric acid medium. The inhibition process is attributed to the formation of an adsorbed film of co-polymer on the metal surface which protects the metal against corrosion. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies of the metal surfaces confirmed the existence of an adsorbed film. The adsorption followed the Langmuir isotherm. The protection efficiency increased with increase in inhibitor concentration and decreased with increase in temperature and acid concentration. The thermodynamic functions of the adsorption and dissolution processes were evaluated

  4. Electrochemical synthesis and corrosion behavior of thin polyaniline film on mild steel, copper and aluminum

    Elkais Ali Ramadan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The electrochemical synthesis of polyaniline (PANI on mild steel, aluminum and copper from the sodium benzoate solutions has been investigated. It has been shown that thin, highly adherent, polyaniline films on the investigated metals could be obtained by anodic oxidation with current densities in the range of 0.5 and 1.5 mA cm-2. The corrosion behavior of mild steel, aluminum and copper with polyaniline coating in 0.5 mol dm3 NaCl (pH 3 solutions, has been investigated by polarization technique. The corrosion current densities, porosity and protection efficiency was determined. It has been shown that polyaniline coating provided corrosion protection of all mentioned metals.

  5. Corrosion and hydrogen permeation of A216 Grade WCA steel in hydrothermal magnesium-containing brines

    Corrosion rates determined at 1 month in 150/degree/C brine increased with magnesium concentration. The structure of the corrosion product, as determined by x-ray diffraction, depended upon the magnesium concentration. In brines with less than 10,000 ppM magnesium, the primary corrosion product had a spinel structure characteristic of magnetite or magnesioferrite. In brines containing magnesium concentrations greater than 20,000 ppM, the primary corrosion product had the amakinite structure characteristic of a complex iron-magnesium hydroxide. The high corrosion rates observed in brines containing high magnesium concentrations suggest that the corrosion products having the amakinite structure is less protective than corrosion products having the spinel structure. Corrosion rates in high-magnesium (inclusion) brine determined over a 6-month test duration were essentially constant. Hydrogen permeation rates observed in exposing mild steel to high-Mg/sup 2/plus// brine at 150/degree/C could be potentially damaging to a mild steel waste package container. The rate of hydrogen permeation was proportional to the brine flow rate in the autoclave. Thiourea additions to the brine increased the hydrogen permeation rate; sulfate and bromide ion additions did not. The maximum gaseous hydrogen pressure attainable is not known (based on 3Fe /plus/ 4H2O /plus/ Fe(sub 3)O /plus/ 4H2, would be /approximately/900 atmospheres), and the dependence of permeation rate on temperature is not known. 8 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs

  6. Corrosion protective coating for metallic materials

    Buchheit, R.G.; Martinez, M.A.

    1998-05-26

    Corrosion protective coatings for metallic materials, particularly aluminum and aluminum alloys, produced with simple, low-cost equipment and materials other than toxic metals or metal salts, or metal cyanides is disclosed. The metallic material is cleaned, degreased, and deoxidized, the surface is converted to a substantially alkaline condition, and the surface is chemically sealed with inorganic metal compounds. 1 fig.

  7. Spatial distribution of crystalline corrosion products formed during corrosion of stainless steel in concrete

    The mineralogy and spatial distribution of nano-crystalline corrosion products that form in the steel/concrete interface were characterized using synchrotron X-ray micro-diffraction (μ-XRD). Two types of low-nickel high-chromium reinforcing steels embedded into mortar and exposed to NaCl solution were investigated. Corrosion in the samples was confirmed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). μ-XRD revealed that goethite (α-FeOOH) and akaganeite (β-FeOOH) are the main iron oxide–hydroxides formed during the chloride-induced corrosion of stainless steel in concrete. Goethite is formed closer to the surface of the steel due to the presence of chromium in the steel, while akaganeite is formed further away from the surface due to the presence of chloride ions. Detailed microstructural analysis is shown and discussed on one sample of each type of steel. - Highlights: • Synchrotron micro-diffraction used to map the distribution of crystalline phases. • Goethite and akaganeite are the main corrosion products during chloride induced corrosion in mortar. • Layers of goethite and akaganeite are negatively correlated. • EDS showed Cr present in corrosion products identified by SEM

  8. Corrosion resistance and microstructure of nitrogen plasma source ion implanted bearing steel

    Mente, K.; Baum, C.; Wang, W.; Zhang, L.; Booske, J.; Shohet, J.L.; Jacobs, J. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Freeman, D.; Perez-Albuerne, E.A. [Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Feasibility of plasma source ion implantation (PSII) treatments for metal corrosion protection of bearing steel in humid environments has been investigated, following successful results with aluminum alloy. The bearing steel coupons have been treated by nitrogen PSII with a statistically designed range of processing conditions, including stage bias implant voltage, and dose. Corrosion properties of the implanted samples were tested using aerated distilled water (72, 168, and 720 hours), 90 F, 90% RH air (24, 120, 816, and 1,464 hours), and a nitric acid soak. The results are compared favorably with 400 C stainless steel, and 52100 steel with nitrogen and argon recoil-implanted chromium. Evidence is seen for an optimal process contour (low voltage-high dose; high voltage-low dose). Results from microstructure analysis will also be presented.

  9. Corrosion resistance and microstructure of nitrogen plasma source ion implanted bearing steel

    Feasibility of plasma source ion implantation (PSII) treatments for metal corrosion protection of bearing steel in humid environments has been investigated, following successful results with aluminum alloy. The bearing steel coupons have been treated by nitrogen PSII with a statistically designed range of processing conditions, including stage bias implant voltage, and dose. Corrosion properties of the implanted samples were tested using aerated distilled water (72, 168, and 720 hours), 90 F, 90% RH air (24, 120, 816, and 1,464 hours), and a nitric acid soak. The results are compared favorably with 400 C stainless steel, and 52100 steel with nitrogen and argon recoil-implanted chromium. Evidence is seen for an optimal process contour (low voltage-high dose; high voltage-low dose). Results from microstructure analysis will also be presented

  10. ANTICORROSION POTENTIAL OF HYDRALAZINE FOR CORROSION OF MILD STEEL IN 1M HYDROCHLORIC ACID SOLUTION

    B. M. Prasanna

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Anticorrosion potential of mild steel by Hydralazine as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in 1M hydrochloric acid was investigated by chemical and electrochemical measurements at 303-333 K temperature. The maximum inhibition efficiency of inhibitor by Weight loss method is around 90%, Tafel polarization method is around 85%; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurement around 90% at 1250 ppm of Hydralazine in. The result shows that the inhibition efficiency increases with I 1M hydrochloric acid. Hydralazine acts as a mixed type inhibitor which inhibits the corrosion of mild steel due to the adsorption on metal surface. This adsorption system obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm.Activation parameters explains the effect of temperature with inhibition efficiency of inhibitor molecule.SEM images of inhibited mild steel strips shows a formation of passive protective film over the surface.

  11. Stress corrosion cracking protection device

    Purpose: To reduce dissolved oxygen at a reduced cost and simply thereby prevent stress corrosion cracking. Constitution: Taking notice of the fact that dissolved oxygen concentration is reduced in reactor water in contact with organic materials irradiated with radioactive rays such as ?-rays, organic materials such as polyethylenes are disposed to the inside of pipeways in reactor clean-up systems and radioactive rays are irradiated to them. Thus, reactor water can be brought into contact with organic materials, by which dissolved oxygen is caught by organic materials under the action of the radioactive rays to reduce the dissolved oxygen concentration. Further, if the organic materials are disposed to the inside of the pipeways connecting the heat exchanger and the desalter of the clean-up system, since the temperature of the reactor water is relatively low and the flow rate is not so high in this portion, dissolved oxygen can be removed stably and efficiently. (Kawakami, Y.)

  12. Environmental factors affecting the corrosion behavior of reinforcing steel III. Measurement of pitting corrosion currents of steel in Ca(OH)2 solutions under natural corrosion conditions

    Using a simple electrolytic cell, the pitting corrosion current of reinforcing steel is measured in Ca(OH)2 solutions in presence of chloride and sulfate as aggressive ions. Pitting corrosion current starts to flow after an induction period which depends on the concentration of both the aggressive and the passivating anions. The pitting corrosion current densities reach steady-state values which depend also on the type and concentration of the corrosive and passivating anions. The corrosive action of the aggressive species decreased in the order: SO42- > Cl-. Corrosion of the steel is found to be governed by a single electron transfer reaction. Raising the temperature decreases the induction period associated with pit initiation and increases the corrosion current associated with pit propagation. From Arrhenius plots, the activation energies for both pit initiation and pit propagation in presence of chloride and sulfate ions are calculated.

  13. Poly(o-phenylenediamine) as an inhibitor of mild steel corrosion in HCl solution

    The inhibition properties of the electro-prepared P(o-phenylenediamine), P(oPD), on the corrosion rate of mild steel (MS) in HCl solutions have been investigated under different experimental conditions using weight loss and potentiodynamic polarization techniques. The data obtained from the two techniques are comparable and showed that the presence of P(oPD) in the acid solutions suppresses the corrosion rate of MS indicating that the polymer acts as corrosion inhibitor. The inhibition efficiency (IE%) of the polymer enhances with increasing its concentration and decreases with an increase in temperature. The inhibition occurs through adsorption and formation of barrier film on the metal surface which separates the metal from direct contact with the corrosive medium and hence protects the metal against the corrosion. Langmuir isotherm fits well with the experimental data. Thermodynamic parameters for both dissolution and adsorption processes were determined.

  14. Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum-Steel Weld-Brazing Joint

    Shi, Yu; Li, Jie; Zhang, Gang; Huang, Jiankang; Gu, Yufen

    2016-03-01

    Dissimilar metals of 1060 aluminum and galvanized steel were joined with a lap joint by pulsed double-electrode gas metal arc weld brazing with aluminum-magnesium and aluminum-silicon filler metals. The corrosion behavior of the weld joints was investigated with immersion corrosion and electrochemical corrosion tests, and the corrosion morphology of the joints was analyzed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Galvanic corrosion was found to occur when the samples were immersed in corrosive media, and the corrosion rate of joints was increased with increased heat input of the workpiece. Comparison of the corrosion properties of weld joints with different filler wires indicated that the corrosion rate of weld joints with aluminum-silicon filler wire was larger than that of weld joints with aluminum-magnesium filler wire. Results also showed that the zinc-rich zone of weld joints was prone to corrosion. The corrosion behavior of zinc-rich zone was analyzed with SEM equipped with an energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis system based on the test results.

  15. Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum-Steel Weld-Brazing Joint

    Shi, Yu; Li, Jie; Zhang, Gang; Huang, Jiankang; Gu, Yufen

    2016-05-01

    Dissimilar metals of 1060 aluminum and galvanized steel were joined with a lap joint by pulsed double-electrode gas metal arc weld brazing with aluminum-magnesium and aluminum-silicon filler metals. The corrosion behavior of the weld joints was investigated with immersion corrosion and electrochemical corrosion tests, and the corrosion morphology of the joints was analyzed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Galvanic corrosion was found to occur when the samples were immersed in corrosive media, and the corrosion rate of joints was increased with increased heat input of the workpiece. Comparison of the corrosion properties of weld joints with different filler wires indicated that the corrosion rate of weld joints with aluminum-silicon filler wire was larger than that of weld joints with aluminum-magnesium filler wire. Results also showed that the zinc-rich zone of weld joints was prone to corrosion. The corrosion behavior of zinc-rich zone was analyzed with SEM equipped with an energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis system based on the test results.

  16. Corrosion protection and finishing of automobiles

    finishing of automobiles is an important aspect. There have been considerable reductions of weight in automobiles by the use of composites components replacing heavy metallic components. Fenders previously based on metal have been replaced with plastic and painted with the same colour shade as of the metallic body, this has eps for proper adhesion of the paints on the plastic fender to avoid chipping off the paint form it. This paper discusses the necessary processes required for finishing of an automobile along with the corrosion protection measures. Automobiles contains a variety of engineering materials, engine main body fuel tanks connecting rods heat radiators and other mechanical parts are made from different types of engineering alloys having varying chemical compositions. Other parts like dashboard, front panel and other are made from composites. The main body made from cold roll ed steel having various contours 'c' it due to the different designs is the potential site for corrosion attack, The main body is exposed to the hostile environment through out its life period. An automobile is given a particular finish with a view to counter the hostile environments as they are not limited for plying in a limiting conditions and are taken to different weather conditions in one day thus facing severe stresses and strain. Thus it is essential that an automobile before rolling 'out of the assembly line should properly corrosion resistant and aesthetically pleasant also. Finishing for automobiles being very specialized, the main requirement being maximum durability with minimum numbers of coats baked, at the fastest possible schedule. High gloss and range of good eye catching colours being important to increase sales appeal. In the near past the car finishes were based on alkyd-amino resins baking materials and force drying lacquers, which have excellent appearance originally and maintain it on aging. The finishing system for the synthetic baking type may consist of one primer coat and a double finish coat. The two finishing coats are applied one immediately after the other, and both are baked simultaneously. An alternate system is to apply a red iron oxide epoxy primer followed by a gray epoxy primer and to bake the two coats at 200 degree C for about 35 minutes. The dry film thickness is about is about 1.5 mils. This coating is wet sanded, washed, and dried then top-coated with a double (wet-on-wet) coat of alkyd-amino resin enamel. The enamel is baked at 120 degree C for about 35 minutes. The lacquer system consists of one prime coat followed by several coats of lacquer finish. Number of coats depending on the price range of the car. All the efforts are made to make the metal surface as smooth as possible and free from rough places due to spot wielding and filing. This means a minimum of sanding on the primer, thus saving in labour cost but also makes possible less pigment in the primer resulting in better hold-out of the finish. However, the primer must be hard enough to sand easily, because rubbery primers tare slow sanding and tend to show scratch marks from the sand paper. All metal surfaces are given a passivating treatment before application of the primer. (author)

  17. Materials corrosion and protection at high temperatures; Corrosion et protection des materiaux a haute temperature

    Balbaud, F.; Desgranges, Clara; Martinelli, Laure; Rouillard, Fabien [CEA-Saclay, DEN, DPC, SCCME, Laboratoire d' Etude de la Corrosion Non Aqueuse, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Duhamel, Cecile [Mines ParisTech, Centre des materiaux UMR-CNRS 7633, BP 87, 91003 Evry Cedex (France); Marchetti, Loic; Perrin, Stephane [CEA, Laboratoire d' Etude de la Corrosion Aqueuse (France); Molins, Regine [Mines ParisTech, Direction de la Recherche, 60 Bvd Saint Michel, 75272 Paris Cedex 06 (France); Chevalier, S.; Heintz, O. [Laboratoire interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, UMR 5209 CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne, Dijon (France); David, N.; Fiorani, J.M.; Vilasi, M. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198, Univ. Henri Poincare Nancy-1 - CNRS, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France); Wouters, Y.; Galerie, A. [SIMAP UMR CNRS 5266, Grenoble-INP/UJF, 1130 rue de la Piscine BP 75, 38402 Saint-Martin-d' Heres Cedex (France); Mangelinck, D. [IM2NP, UMR6242, CNRS, Univ. Paul Cezanne, Case 142, Faculte de Saint Jerome, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20 (France); Viguier, B.; Monceau, D. [Univ. de Toulouse, Institut Carnot CIRIMAT, INP-ENSIACET, 4 allee Emile Monso, BP 44362, 31030 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France); Soustelle, M. [Ecole nationale superieure des mines, Saint Etienne (France); Pijolat, M. [Centre Spin, Ecole des mines de Saint Etienne (France); Favergeon, J.; Brancherie, D.; Moulin, G.; Dawi, K. [Laboratoire Roberval, UTC (France); Wolski, K.; Barnier, V. [Centre SMS, EMSE, UMR 5146, LCG, Univ. de Lyon, 158 Cours Fauriel, 42023 Saint Etienne (France); Rebillat, F. [LCTS, Univ. de Bordeaux (France); Lavigne, O. [Onera, Dep. Materiaux et Structures Metalliques, BP 72, 29 av. de la Division Leclerc, 92322 Chatillon (France); Brossard, J.M. [Dep. energetique et procedes, Veolia Environnement Recherche et Innovation, Limay (France); Ropital, F. [IFP Energies Nouvelles, BP 3, 69360 Solaize (France); Mougin, J. [CEA-Liten, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2011-07-01

    This book was made from the lectures given in 2010 at the thematic school on 'materials corrosion and protection at high temperatures'. It gathers the contributions from scientists and engineers coming from various communities and presents a state-of-the-art of the scientific and technological developments concerning the behaviour of materials at high temperature, in aggressive environments and in various domains (aerospace, nuclear, energy valorization, and chemical industries). It supplies pedagogical tools to grasp high temperature corrosion thanks to the understanding of oxidation mechanisms. It proposes some protection solutions for materials and structures. Content: 1 - corrosion costs; macro-economical and metallurgical approach; 2 - basic concepts of thermo-chemistry; 3 - introduction to the Calphad (calculation of phase diagrams) method; 4 - use of the thermodynamic tool: application to pack-cementation; 5 - elements of crystallography and of real solids description; 6 - diffusion in solids; 7 - notions of mechanics inside crystals; 8 - high temperature corrosion: phenomena, models, simulations; 9 - pseudo-stationary regime in heterogeneous kinetics; 10 - nucleation, growth and kinetic models; 11 - test experiments in heterogeneous kinetics; 12 - mechanical aspects of metal/oxide systems; 13 - coupling phenomena in high temperature oxidation; 14 - other corrosion types; 15 - methods of oxidized surfaces analysis at micro- and nano-scales; 16 - use of SIMS in the study of high temperature corrosion of metals and alloys; 17 - oxidation of ceramics and of ceramic matrix composite materials; 18 - protective coatings against corrosion and oxidation; 19 - high temperature corrosion in the 4. generation of nuclear reactor systems; 20 - heat exchangers corrosion in municipal waste energy valorization facilities; 21 - high temperature corrosion in oil refining and petrochemistry; 22 - high temperature corrosion in new energies industry. (J.S.)

  18. Intergranular stress corrosion sensitivity in stabilized stainless steels

    Stabilized stainless steels are used in ASEA-ATOM BWR's in a number of forged and casted components, viz. valve housings. Samples of steels that are Ti-stabilized have been analyzed for carbon, and then CERT-tested for intergranular stress corrosion (IGSCC). The steels tested are Sandvik 8R30 and VEW A700. The medium was water with 8 ppm O2 and at 286 degreeC, and a feed conductivity of less than 0.1μScm-1. The tests show that the zone near welds in these stabilized steels which in strongly oxidizing acids are sensitive to knife line attack, are also in BWR systems sensitive to IGSCC. This type of corrosion can be inhibited by minimizing the carbon content of the steels. (Aa)

  19. Investigation of sodium phenylanthranilate as an inhibitor of steel corrosion in neutral media

    Effect of sodium phenylanthranilate (SPhN) on corrosion and electrochemical behaviour of armco- and Kh18N10T steels is studied in borate buffer solutions (pH=7.36) and in water. It is established that protective effect on Kh18N10T steels is higher, that is connected with the increased chromium content. Presence of F and CH3COO- ions in studied solutions does not cause the pitting of armco and Kh18N10T steels. It is proposed to use SPhN as a practically safe inhibitor

  20. Corrosion and erosion-corrosion behaviors of carbon steel in naphthenic acid media

    The naphthenic acid corrosion (NAC) and erosion-corrosion (NAEC) behaviors of carbon steel were investigated detailedly in laboratory. The resistance to NAEC of pack-aluminized carbon steel and carbon steel coated by high velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF) thermal-sprayed AISI 316L stainless steel, was also investigated in both laboratory and an oil refinery. It was found that the control-step of NAC was primarily dependent on the temperature. The NAC rate of carbon steel increased markedly with the increase of the total acid number and temperature, which may be attributed to the enhanced absorption and active reaction of naphthenic acid molecules on the metal surface. Increasing the velocity of flow seriously aggravated NAEC, especially in the high temperature range. The reasons were closely associated with the enhanced mass transfer and the accelerated active reaction as well as the rapid spallation of corrosion products from the metal surface. Both the aluminized carbon steel and the carbon steel covered by HVOF coating showed better resistance against NAEC compared to the carbon steel due to higher microhardness and corrosion resistance of their surface-layers. The HVOF coating is hopeful to be applied for NAEC prevention of the components in oil refineries in view of present experimental results. (Abstract Copyright [2002], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  1. Stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel used in drill collars

    The present work, studies the stress corrosion cracking behavior in austenitic Fe-Cr-Mn-N stainless steel, in as received, solubilized and sensitized conditions, submitted to several chlorides environments. To evaluate the stress corrosion cracking susceptibility, double cantilever beam specimens, fatigue precracked, side grooved and wedge loaded were used. The environments employed were boiling solution of 45wt.% of MgCl2 at 154 deg. C and synthetic marine environment at ambient and boiling temperature. The susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking has been evaluated in terms of the corrosion stress intensity limit factor, KISCC, applying the fracture-mechanics concept. The results showed that only the specimens in the as received and sensitized conditions, were susceptible to the stress corrosion cracking effect in the boiling solution of 45wt.% of MgCl2 at 154 deg. C, and mean values of the stress corrosion intensity limit factor, KISCC, of 15MPam and 7.8MPam, respectively

  2. The Intergranular Corrosion of Mild Steel in CO2 + NaNO2 Solution

    Intergranular corrosion (IGC) is observed on mild steel surface when the steel is polarized to passive potential zone in CO2 + NaNO2 solution. The methods of potentiodynamic polarization, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and scanning tunneling microscope (STM) are applied to study the phenomenon. Intergranular corrosion mainly happens as the steel is polarized into the active–passive transition zone, and the width and depth of the corroded grain boundaries increase with potential in the zone. When the potential enters the passive zone, the depth of IGC shows only very slight change. The IGC is related to the segregation of the impurity elements Mn and Si at the grain boundaries. The occurrence of intergranular corrosion is influenced by the potential scanning rate and CO2 concentration in the solution. When the potential scanning rate is below 0.3 mV s−1 IGC phenomenon is observed. In saturated CO2 + NaNO2 solution no IGC is observed which may be attributed to the formation of FeCO3 layer on steel surface that protects the grain boundaries from corrosion. The observed IGC is due to the combined effect of CO2 and NaNO2 in solution. NO2− promotes passivation on the grain surface but CO2 induces corrosion at the grain boundaries

  3. Corrosion mitigation by photo-catalytic coatings for stainless steels

    Incidents of intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) have occurred in boiling water reactors (BWRs) for decades. The electrochemical corrosion potential (ECP) is currently a major indicator for the IGSCC susceptibility of stainless steel (SS) components in BWR environments. This study proposes a novel technique of photo-catalytic treatment to mitigate the IGSCC problems in BWRs that could eventually lead to a lower demand of dissolved hydrogen for hydrogen water chemistry (HWC). Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) were selected as the coating material for corrosion mitigation of Type 304 stainless steel (SS) in high temperature water. Electrochemical polarization analyses were conducted to investigate the corrosion behavior of both treated and untreated samples in 288degC pure water with O2 concentration of 300 ppb. Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation was then imposed upon the treated samples to examine if there was any photoelectric effect on the corrosion behavior of the treated samples. According to the experimental results, the ECPs of the treated samples with UV became lower than those without UV, and the corrosion rates of the treated with UV irradiation were actually lower, as expected. These results indicate that the ZrO2 or TiO2 treatment in combination with UV radiation would effectively reduce the corrosion rate of Type 304 stainless steels in high temperature oxygenated environments. (author)

  4. Analysis of corrosion products of carbon steel in wet bentonite

    As a part of evaluation of the long-term durability for the overpack containers for high-level radioactive waste, we have conducted corrosion tests for carbon steel in wet bentonite, a candidate buffer material. The corrosion rates were evaluated by weight difference of carbon steel and corrosion products were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and colorimetry. At 40degC, the corrosion rate of carbon steel in wet bentonite was smaller than that in pure water. At 95degC, however, the corrosion rate in wet bentonite was much higher than that in pure water. This high corrosion rate in wet bentonite at 95degC was considered to result from evaporation of moisture in bentonite in contact with the metal. This evaporation led to dryness and then to shrinkage of the bentonite, which generated ununiform contact of the metal with bentonite. Probably, this ununiform contact promoted the local corrosion. The locally corroded parts of specimen in wet bentonite at 95degC were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (micro-FT-IR), and lepidocrocite γ-FeO(OH) was found as well as goethite α-FeO(OH). In wet bentonite at 95degC, hematite α-Fe2O3 was identified by means of colorimetry. (author)

  5. Corrosion of steel tanks in liquid nuclear wastes

    The objective of this work is to understand how solution chemistry would impact on the corrosion of waste storage steel tanks at the Hanford Site. Future tank waste operations are expected to process wastes that are more dilute with respect to some current corrosion inhibiting waste constituents. Assessment of corrosion damage and of the influence of exposure time and electrolyte composition, using simulated (non-radioactive) wastes, of the double-shell tank wall carbon steel alloys is being conducted in a statistically designed long-term immersion experiment. Corrosion rates at different times of immersion were determined using both weight-loss determinations and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements. Localized corrosion susceptibility was assessed using short-term cyclic potentiodynamic polarization curves. The results presented in this paper correspond to electrochemical and weight-loss measurements of the immersed coupons during the first year of immersion from a two year immersion plan. A good correlation was obtained between electrochemical measurements, weight-loss determinations and visual observations. Very low general corrosion rates (-1) were estimated using EIS measurements, indicating that general corrosion rate of the steel in contact with liquid wastes would no be a cause of tank failure even for these out-of-chemistry limit wastes. (author)

  6. Corrosion of mild steel in simulated cesium elution process solutions

    Elmore, M.R.

    1996-09-01

    The West Valley Support Project is being conducted to meet technology needs for the West Valley Demonstration Project and to provide support to the site cleanup and stabilization activities, which involves removing residual Cs in Tank 8D-1 after waste retrieval. In-tank oxalic acid elution of Cs-loaded zeolite is being evaluated. The work reported here involved evaluating the potential for increased corrosion of Tank 8D-1 during Cs elution, because oxalic acid is corrosive to carbon steel. This included corrosion tests with mild steel (A516 Grade 55) at 27-50 C with 4 and 8 wt% oxalic acid, for 2, 4, and 6 days. Results agreed with Sept. 1995 tests at 50 C for 1-3 weeks. Corrosion rate of A516 Grade 55 mild steel in oxalic acid is quite high (about 150 mils/y or 3.8 mm/y). Corrosion increased three- or fourfold going from 27 to 50 C. Although the tests resulted in a very rough surface appearance, indicating potential for localized corrosion, eg, pitting and crevice corrosion, the exposure times used were apparently too short to initiate pitting.

  7. Microbiologically influenced corrosion of steels by thermophilic and mesophilic bacteria

    Alfaro-Cuevas-Villanueva, R.; Cortes-Martinez, R.; Galvan-Martinez, R.; Torres-Sanchez, R. [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Instituto de Investigaciones Metalurgicas, Edificio ' ' U' ' , C.U. Apartado Postal 52-B, CP, 58000, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico); Garcia-Diaz, J.J. [Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Centro de Graduados, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)

    2006-07-15

    Bacterial influenced corrosion of AISI 316 stainless steels (SS) and ASTM A36 carbon steel by two strains of sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) were analyzed. Thermophilic and mesophilic bacteria were isolated from the condensate fluid of ''Los Azufres'', a geothermal electric field located in the State of Michoacan at Central Mexico. Anaerobic corrosion tests were carried out for 15, 30 and 60 days in lactate-containing media at 50 C and 40 C. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to determine corrosion morphology. Pitting density was determined with an optical microscope. Corrosion potential, anodic potentiodynamic polarization curves and pH values were measured under anaerobic conditions. Results show that the microbial activity influenced the overall corrosion process, whereas, pitting corrosion and localized attack corrosion (LAC) were found. The anodic polarization curves show that passivation and activation processes should take place on the steel surface of the sample and pH decreases as the exposure time increases. (Abstract Copyright [2006], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  8. Polyethyleneimine as a corrosion inhibitor for ASTM 420 stainless steel in near-neutral saline media

    The effect of polyethyleneimine (PEI) as a corrosion inhibitor for ASTM 420 stainless steel in 3% aqueous NaCl solution was studied. The results of linear polarization and cyclic polarization measurements indicate high inhibiting effectiveness of the selected organics. Moreover, from cyclic polarization measurements it can be deduced that PEI acts as an inhibitor against pitting corrosion. Immersion tests in the presence of PEI showed remarkable corrosion protection against uniform corrosion. Film persistency immersion testing indicated that once the protective layer is formed, it is very stable in a non-inhibited NaCl solution. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements showed that PEI binding is mediated by electrostatic interactions between PEI and the substrate. A dense layer of PEI might be effective either in preventing diffusion of ionic species from the film or in preventing attack by chlorine from the salt water

  9. Inhibition of carbon steel corrosion by 11-aminoundecanoic acid

    Saad Ghareba

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The current study reports results on the investigation of the possibility of using 11-aminoundecanoic acid (AA as an inhibitor of general corrosion of carbon steel (CS in HCl under a range of experimental conditions: inhibitor concentration, exposure time, electrolyte temperature and pH and CS surface roughness. It was found that AA acts as a mixed-type inhibitor, yielding maximum inhibition efficiency of 97 %. The adsorption of AA onto the CS surface was described by the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. The corresponding apparent Gibbs free energy of AA adsorption on CS at 295 K was calculated to be −30.2 kJ mol–1. The adsorption process was found to be driven by a positive change in entropy of the system. PM-IRRAS measurements revealed that the adsorbed AA layer is amorphous, which can be attributed to the repulsion between the neighboring positively charged amine groups and a high heterogeneity of the CS surface. It was also found that the AA provides very good corrosion protection of CS of various surface roughness, and over a prolonged time.

  10. Susceptibility to corrosion damage of pipeline steels under coating disbondments

    Guermazi, N.; Ibrahmi, A.; Hmidi, H.; Elleuch, K.; Ayedi, H.F. [Unite de Recherche de Chimie Industrielle et Materiaux, URCIM - ENIS, Sfax (Tunisia)

    2010-01-15

    This study provides an experimental investigation on the corrosion behaviour of three carbon steels used for pipeline application. The susceptibility of these materials to corrosion damage was analysed in order to simulate its service conditions particularly under disbonded coating. Monitoring of open-circuit potential (E{sub free}), polarization resistance (R{sub p}) and measuring of the weight loss during immersion time were used to evaluate the corrosion behaviour of the studied materials. All the corrosion experiments were performed in two aqueous solutions: natural seawater and synthetic one (3 wt% NaCl solution). The morphology of the corrosion products was examined by optical microscopy. The results obtained from electrochemical tests have shown different behaviour for the studied steels into the retained corrosive environments: more stable potentials (E{sub free}), higher R{sub p}-values with large fluctuations evolution were found in natural seawater. The gravimetric measurements have also shown a continuous variation of the weight loss throughout the exposure period in the sodium chloride solution. However, it seemed that a passive behaviour was observed in natural seawater. A little difference was observed between all the studied steels in terms of corrosion kinetics. The steel, having the little ferritic grain size, seems to be more resistant to corrosion damage. Qualitatively, a porous and non-adherent oxide film was observed on the corroded surface in the synthetic solution; while, the rust layer, which is formed in the natural seawater, has acted as a barrier of corrosion process. Finally, all the results obtained from both electrochemical tests and weight loss measurements were in reasonably good accordance. The important common point that can be concluded was that all the tested materials seem to be more suitable for natural seawater than 3 wt% NaCl solution. Also, they are not recommendable to be used in an environment where chloride attack is possible and important. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  11. Corrosivity of paper mill effluent and corrosion performance of stainless steel.

    Ram, Chhotu; Sharma, Chhaya; Singh, A K

    2015-01-01

    Present study relates to the corrosivity of paper mill effluent and corrosion performance of stainless steel (SS) as a construction material for the effluent treatment plant (ETP). Accordingly, immersion test and electrochemical polarization tests were performed on SS 304 L, 316 L and duplex 2205 in paper mill effluent and synthetic effluent. This paper presents electrochemical polarization measurements, performed for the first time to the best of the authors' information, to see the influence of chlorophenols on the corrosivity of effluents. The corrosivity of the effluent was observed to increase with the decrease in pH and increase in Cl- content while the addition of SO4- tends to inhibit corrosion. Mill effluent was found to be more corrosive as compared to synthetic effluent and has been attributed to the presence of various chlorophenols. Corrosion performance of SS was observed to govern by the presence of Cr, Mo and N contents. PMID:25188842

  12. Performance evaluation of pectin as ecofriendly corrosion inhibitor for X60 pipeline steel in acid medium: experimental and theoretical approaches.

    Umoren, Saviour A; Obot, Ime B; Madhankumar, A; Gasem, Zuhair M

    2015-06-25

    The corrosion inhibition effect of pectin (a biopolymer) for X60 pipeline steel in HCl medium was investigated using weight loss, electrochemical, water contact angle measurements, and scanning electron microscopy techniques. The results obtained show that pectin acts as a good corrosion inhibitor for X60 steel. Inhibition efficiency increased with increase in pectin concentration and temperature. Potentiodynamic polarization results reveal that pectin could be classified as a mixed-type corrosion inhibitor with predominant control of the cathodic reaction. The effective corrosion inhibition potential of pectin could be related to the adsorption of pectin molecules at the metal/solution interface which is found to accord with the Langmuir adsorption isotherm model and a protective film formation. Quantum chemical calculations provided insights into the active sites and reactivity parameters governing pectin activity as a good corrosion inhibitor for X60 steel. PMID:25839822

  13. Fabrication of superhydrophobic textured steel surface for anti-corrosion and tribological properties

    Zhang, Hongmei; Yang, Jin; Chen, Beibei; Liu, Can; Zhang, Mingsuo; Li, Changsheng

    2015-12-01

    We describe a simple and rapid method to fabricate superhydrophobic textured steel surface with excellent anti-corrosion and tribological properties on S45C steel substrate. The steel substrate was firstly ground using SiC sandpapers, and then polished using diamond paste to remove scratches. The polished steel was subsequently etched in a mixture of HF and H2O2 solution for 30 s at room temperature to obtain the textured steel surface with island-like protrusions, micro-pits, and nano-flakes. Meanwhile, to investigate the formation mechanism of the multiscale structures, the polished steel was immersed in a 3 wt% Nital solution for 5 s to observe the metallographic structures. The multiscale structures, along with low-surface-energy molecules, led to the steel surface that displayed superhydrophobicity with the contact angle of 158 ± 2° and the sliding angle of 3 ± 1°. The chemical stability and potentiodynamic polarization test indicated that the as-prepared superhydrophobic surface had excellent corrosion resistance that can provide effective protection for the steel substrate. The tribological test showed that the friction coefficient of the superhydrophobic surface maintained 0.11 within 6000 s and its superhydrophobicity had no obvious decrease after the abrasion test. The theoretical mechanism for the excellent anti-corrosion and tribological properties on the superhydrophobic surface were also analyzed respectively. The advantages of facile production, anti-corrosion, and tribological properties for the superhydrophobic steel surface make it to be a good candidate in practical applications.

  14. The synergistic effect of polyamidoamine dendrimers and sodium silicate on the corrosion of carbon steel in soft water

    Highlights: The composite demonstrated synergistic effects and exhibited mixed-type corrosion inhibition behavior. The composite showed remarkable corrosion inhibition property at a relatively low dosage. The composite functioned more environmental-friendly compared to traditional inhibitors. The composite have been adsorbed on the carbon steel surface as a protective film against corrosion attack. - Abstract: The corrosion inhibition properties of a combination of polyamidoamine dendrimers and sodium silicate for carbon steel in soft water has been examined and characterized by weight loss measurements, Tafel polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The results show that this environmental friendly corrosion inhibitor at relatively low dosages had a good inhibition effect on the carbon steel corrosion in soft water. The adsorption of a combination of polyamidoamine dendrimers and sodium silicate obeys a Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Potentiodynamic polarization studies show that the corrosion inhibitor was a mixed inhibitor. EDS determined the nature of the adsorption layer on the steel surfaces, and AFM further confirmed the formation of a protective film on the carbon steel surface

  15. Optimal Piling Network Corrosion Protection System for Al-Zubair Harbor

    Mohammed H. Hafiz; Wisam K. Hamdan; Ruaa Kaream Salman

    2012-01-01

    Cathodic protection is an effective electrochemical technique for preventing corrosion of metallic structures, for large structures like piles network impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system is usually preferred. The main aim of this study is to obtain the optimum protection potential that would provide a full cathodic protection for steel piles net-work immersed in sea water at Al-Zubair harbor. The effect of one immeasurable factor (path of anode (?1)) and...

  16. Effect of Acidified Feronia elephantum Leaf Extract on the Corrosion Behavior of Mild Steel

    Muthukrishnan, Pitchaipillai; Prakash, Periakaruppan; Ilayaraja, Murugan; Jeyaprabha, Balasubramanian; Shankar, Karikalan

    2015-03-01

    Mild steel is used as a structural material for pipes, tank, reaction vessels, etc. which are known to corrode invariably in contact with various solvents. From the view point of a nation's economy and financial implications of corrosion hazard, it is necessary to adopt appropriate means and ways to reduce the losses due to corrosion. The use of eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors are increasing day by day. Feronia elephantum leaf extract (FELE) has been tested as eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor for A262 mild steel in 1 M H2SO4 and 1 M HCl solutions using non-electrochemical (Gravimetric, X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) and electrochemical techniques (open circuit potential, potentiostatic polarization, and electrochemical impedance measurements). The protection efficiency is found to increase with increase in FELE concentration but decrease with temperature, which is suggestive of physical adsorption mechanism. The adsorption of FELE on mild steel surface obeys the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. SEM results confirm the formation of a protective layer by FELE over mild steel surface.

  17. Boro-aluminising of P91 steel by pack cementation for protection against steam oxidation

    Omar, H.; Tsipas, Sophia Alexandra; Maragoudakis, N; Michailidis, N.

    2011-01-01

    High performance alloys are often the materials used for various components exposed to high temperature environments. In many cases, protective coatings are applied in these alloys, providing higher corrosion and oxidation resistance, compared to the base material. This study investigates the feasibility to apply boro-aluminising treatment on P91 steel by pack cementation process, to increase the steel high temperature properties in oxidising and corrosive environments. Packs activated...

  18. Analysis of stray current induced by cathodic protection on steel-framed masonry structures

    Wu, YY; P. Lambert; Mangat, Pal; O'Flaherty, Fin

    2011-01-01

    Cathodic protection (CP) has been successfully employed to protect steel-framed masonry buildings from corrosion related damage. When a CP system is installed to protect the structural members, other metallic items which are within the fabric of the structure but are not in direct electrical continuity may suffer from stray current interactions, resulting in accelerated corrosion of the discontinuous items. Therefore, these must be considered when CP systems are designed prior to installation...

  19. Corrosion of connectors used in equipment protecting against falls from a height.

    Jachowicz, Marcin

    2015-01-01

    Connectors are commonly found in personal equipment protecting against falls from a height. They are typically used outdoors and exposed to atmospheric factors, which can result in corrosion. This article presents the results of a study involving exposure of connectors to experimental corrosive media - neutral salt spray (NSS), acid salt spray (ASS), and seawater mist (for elements made of carbon steel and non-ferrous metals) - and to experimental conditions simulating the processes of pitting, stress, and intercrystalline corrosion (for equipment made of s`tainless steel). The results indicate that the main effects of corrosion on connectors include impaired operation and reduced strength of their mobile elements. The article presents methods of testing connector operation developed for this purpose. Corrosive damage to connectors has been presented in relation to potential hazards for their users. PMID:26647950

  20. Multilayer coatings for corrosion protection of coal gasifier components

    Deposition of TiAlN/Nb, TiAlN/Ta, TiAlN/W and TiAlN/Zr multilayer coatings on 409 stainless steel was studied by CVD in a fluidized bed reactor (FBR-CVD). The coatings consisted of four TiAlN layers with individual thickness of 2.5-3.5 ?m, and four metal interlayers with thicknesses in the range of 100-250 nm. The W interlayers suffered partial nitridation during the coating process and the resulting coatings had poor adhesion. Deposition of Zr through reduction of ZrI4 by H2 was found to be inefficient. Both TiAlN/Nb and TiAlN/Ta coatings showed good adhesion, but only TiAlN/Nb provided sulfidation resistance to 409 steel during exposure to simulated coal gas at 1173 K for 300 h. Though outward diffusion of Cr took place during the corrosion test, the results reported in this paper suggest that TiAlN/Nb coatings are promising candidates for corrosion protection of steels under typical coal gasifier conditions

  1. Corrosion of mild steel, copper and brass in crude oil / seawater mixture

    PrabhaDevi, S.; Sawant, S.S.; Wagh, A.B.

    Mild steel, copper and brass coupons were introduced in natural seawater containing varying amount of crude oil. Mild steel showed higher rate of corrosion in seawater containing oil and lower corrosion rate in natural as well as artificial seawater...

  2. Development of Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}|Cu composite as AISI 1020 steel thermal spray coating for protection against corrosion by soil in buried structures; Desenvolvimento e uso do composito de Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}|Cu como revestimento aplicado por aspersao termica sobre o aco AISI 1020 para protecao contra a corrosao pelo solo em estruturas enterradas

    Regis Junior, Oscar [Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana, Ponta Grossa, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Mecanica; Silva, Jose Maurilio da; Portella, Kleber Franke [Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Pesquisa em Engenharia Civil; Paredes, Ramon Sigifredo Cortes, E-mail: regis@utfpr.edu.br [Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Mecanica

    2012-07-01

    An Nb{sub 2}O|Cu corrosion-resistant coating was developed and applied onto AISI 1020 steel substrate by Powder Flame Spray. A galvanostatic electrochemical technique was employed, with and without ohmic drop, in four different soils (two corrosively aggressive and two less aggressive). Behavior of coatings in different soils was compared using a cathodic hydrogen reduction reaction (equilibrium potential, overvoltage and exchange current density) focusing on the effect of ohmic drop. Results allow recommendation of Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}|Cu composite for use in buried structure protection. (author)

  3. Results of steel corrosion tests in flowing liquid Pb/Bi at 420-600 deg. C after 2000 h

    Corrosion tests were carried out on austenitic AISI 316L and 1.4970 steel and on MANET steel up to 2000 h of exposure to flowing (up to 2 m/s) Pb/Bi. The concentration of oxygen in the liquid alloy was controlled at 10-6 wt%. Specimens consisted of tube and rod sections in original state and after alloying of Al into the surface. After 2000 h of exposure at 420 and 550 deg. C the specimen surfaces were covered with an intact oxide layer which provided a good protection against corrosion attack of the liquid Pb/Bi alloy. At the same time corrosion attack at 600 deg. C was severe at the original AISI 316L steel specimens. The alloyed specimens containing FeAl on the surface of the alloyed layer still maintained an intact oxide layer with good corrosion protection up to 600 deg. C. (author)

  4. Corrosion inhibition of mild steel by aerobic biofilm

    Chongdar, Shobhana [Naval Materials Research Laboratory, Addl. Ambarnath 421506 (India); Gunasekaran, G. [Naval Materials Research Laboratory, Addl. Ambarnath 421506 (India)]. E-mail: gunanmrl@rediffmail.com; Kumar, Pradeep [Naval Materials Research Laboratory, Addl. Ambarnath 421506 (India)

    2005-08-30

    Mild steel electrodes were incubated in phosphate-buffered basal salt solution (BSS) having two different aerobic bacteria, viz. Pseudomonas alcaligenes and Pseudomonas cichorii. In the medium containing P. cichorii, significant reduction in the corrosion rate was observed due to the surface reaction leading to the formation of corrosion inhibiting bacterial biofilm. With a view to understand the mechanism of microbially influenced corrosion/corrosion inhibition, electrochemical and biological experiments such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements and biochemical analysis were made. The exposed surfaces were examined using scanning electron micrographs (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA). The scraped surface film was also examined using FT-IR spectroscopy. The results suggested that mild steel surface contained iron oxide-phosphate layer covered with bacteria and exo polymeric substance (EPS)/iron-EPS complex for P. cichorii and iron oxides and iron phosphate for P. alcaligenes.

  5. Corrosion inhibition of mild steel by aerobic biofilm

    Mild steel electrodes were incubated in phosphate-buffered basal salt solution (BSS) having two different aerobic bacteria, viz. Pseudomonas alcaligenes and Pseudomonas cichorii. In the medium containing P. cichorii, significant reduction in the corrosion rate was observed due to the surface reaction leading to the formation of corrosion inhibiting bacterial biofilm. With a view to understand the mechanism of microbially influenced corrosion/corrosion inhibition, electrochemical and biological experiments such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements and biochemical analysis were made. The exposed surfaces were examined using scanning electron micrographs (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA). The scraped surface film was also examined using FT-IR spectroscopy. The results suggested that mild steel surface contained iron oxide-phosphate layer covered with bacteria and exo polymeric substance (EPS)/iron-EPS complex for P. cichorii and iron oxides and iron phosphate for P. alcaligenes

  6. Corrosion testing of stainless steel-zirconium metal waste form

    Stainless steel-zirconium (SS-Zr) alloys are being considered as waste forms for the disposition of metallic waste generated during the electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The waste forms contain irradiated cladding hulls, components of the alloy fuel, noble metal fission products, and actinide elements. The baseline waste form is a stainless steel-15 wt% zirconium (SS-15Zr) alloy. This article presents microstructure and some of the corrosion studies being conducted on the waste form alloys. Electrochemical corrosion, immersion corrosion, and vapor hydration tests have been performed on various alloy compositions to evaluate corrosion behavior and resistance to selective leaching of simulated fission products. The SS-Zr waste forms are successful at the immobilization and retention of fission products and show potential for acceptance as high-level nuclear waste forms

  7. Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in HCL solution by pectin

    Highlights: • Pectin is an efficient inhibitor for mild steel corrosion in HCl. • Inhibition results from surface geometric blocking by chemisorbed species. • UV–visible data point to the formation of a complex between pectin and Fe2+ ions. - Abstract: This work describes the successful performance of pectin as an eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCl solution. The inhibition mechanism is discussed considering thermodynamics of adsorption and kinetics of the electrochemical reactions. Inhibition efficiency increases with temperature while the activation energy for the corrosion rate decreases with the addition of pectin. Pectin is a mixed-type inhibitor and the mode of inhibition results from the geometric blocking effect of chemisorbed inhibitive species at the metal surface. Spectroscopic analysis points to the formation of a complex between pectin and Fe2+ ions released during the corrosion reaction

  8. Effect of Different Treatment on Corrosion Resistance of Sputtered Al Coating on Stainless Steel

    Fu, Guangyan; Qi, Zeyan; Su, Yong; Liu, Qun; Guo, Xingxing

    2014-12-01

    Aluminum coating on 1Cr18Ni9Ti stainless steel was prepared by magnetron sputtering method. The specimens were treated with pre-oxidation (PO) or vacuum diffusion annealing (VA). Hot corrosion resistance of the coatings beneath the deposits of Na2SO4 at 1050 °C was investigated. Corrosion products were analyzed by XRD and SEM. Results show that the presence of coating could improve the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. FeAl phase appeared after VA at 600 °C, which enhanced cohesive force between the coating and the substrate, and reduced the oxidation and sulfidation rate. PO treatment can protect the substrate more effectively than VA treatment for metastable Al2O3 formed during PO treatment can be translated to stable Al2O3 more quickly at high temperatures. The corrosion products of the two kinds of specimens with aluminum coating were both composed of Al2O3, a little amount of FeS and Fe2O3 after 24 h corrosion. Al2O3 was formed mainly in the coatings, FeS was mainly distributed in the interface between coating and substrate of the specimens, and a small amount of FeS was distributed in the substrate. Al2O3 film remained intact after 24 h corrosion, and kept its protective effect on the substrate.

  9. Corrosion protection - less defects, more operational safety

    Calin, Cristian; Mihai Filip, Stefan [E.ON Gaz Distributie SA Targu-Mure (Romania). Network Management Div.

    2008-11-15

    Beginning with June 2005, the year of the Distrigaz Nord privatization, new technical approaches started to be implemented. A steel pipeline rehabilitation strategy was initiated according to European and Romanian Norms, as well as western technology, in order to improve the operational safety. Thus, a few important directions were established: replacement or repairing of old steel grids, which are in bad technical condition with polyethylene or steel pipelines and cathodic protection for grids worth to be protected, according to the E.ON Ruhrgas technology. These rehabilitations are performed both by our own and by third party companies. In the near future a complex data base (collected within the framework of the P.I.M.S. activity - pipeline integrity management system) will support this strategy. New leak detection techniques as well as pipeline repairing techniques were also implemented. All these operation and construction activities are improved by new techniques, procedures, equipments and trainings. (orig.)

  10. Oil field chemicals synergistic effects on the corrosion rate of L-80 steel in sea and formation waters

    Al Hashem, A.; Carew, J. [Petroleum Research and Studies Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, P.O. Box 24885, 13109 Safat Kuwait (Kuwait); Al-Borno, A. [Charter Coating Service (2000) Ltd., no 6, 4604, 13 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6P1 (Canada)

    2004-07-01

    The corrosion rate of tubular grade L-80 carbon steel under downhole conditions of a northern oil field of Kuwait was investigated. This was done using the injection seawater, formation water and a 50:50 mixture of both waters in the presence of commercially available corrosion inhibitor, scale inhibitor, and biocide products separately and in combination with each other. The main objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the corrosion inhibitor and its interaction with the scale inhibitor and the biocide, as seen in the corrosion rate of L80 carbon steel. This was done using the manufacturers' recommended dosage levels of the corrosion inhibitor, scale inhibitor and biocide. The corrosion rates were measured by linear polarization. Tests were conducted using the rotating cylinder electrode method with rotational speeds of 1000 and 2000 rpm at 80 deg. C. The seawater results indicated that the corrosion-scale inhibitor and biocide-scale inhibitor combinations provided the best protection at both rotation speeds. In formation water, the effects of rotation speed were more apparent with higher corrosion rates of L-80 carbon steel accompanying higher shear forces. In the 50: 50 mix waters and the formation water, the corrosion-scale inhibitors-biocide combination provided the best protection at both rotational speeds under downhole conditions of a northern oil field of Kuwait. (authors)

  11. Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Mild Steel

    Xu, LC; Fang, HHP; Chan, KY

    1999-01-01

    The anaerobic corrosion of mild steel in seawater was studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM). In the presence of sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB), corrosion was intensified and accelerated. A biofilm consists of heterogeneous microbial cells and extracellular polymeric substance with interstitial voids was observed on the surface of mild steel coupons. The greatest damage of steel occurred beneath the biofilm, in the form of pitting corrosion. The corrosion of steel can be quantified through...

  12. The behaviour of praseodymium 4-hydroxycinnamate as an inhibitor for carbon dioxide corrosion and oxygen corrosion of steel in NaCl solutions

    Highlights: •Praseodymium 4-hydroxycinnamate (Pr(4OHCin)3) highly effective corrosion inhibitor. •Mechanism of inhibition different in CO2-saturated solutions compared to aerated system. •In natural aerated solutions a continuous protective film forms on the steel surface. •In CO2-saturated solutions inhibiting deposits form at active corrosion sites. -- Abstract: Praseodymium 4-hydroxycinnamate (Pr(4OHCin)3) was investigated as a novel corrosion inhibitor for steel in NaCl solutions, and found to be effective at inhibiting corrosion in both CO2-containing and naturally-aerated systems. Surface analysis results suggest that the corrosion inhibition ability of Pr(4OHCin)3 in the naturally-aerated corrosion system could be attributed to the formation of a continuous protective film. For the CO2-containing system, the corrosion inhibition efficiency of Pr(4OHCin)3 was predominantly because of formation of protective inhibiting deposits at the active electrochemical corrosion sites, in addition to a thinner surface film deposit

  13. Influence of anions on the corrosion of high speed steel

    Brett, C. M. A.; Melo, P. I. C.

    1997-01-01

    Corrosion potential measurements, voltammetric techniques and electrochemical impedance have been used to evaluate the corrosion resistance of M2 high speed steel in aqueous solutions containing chloride, bromide, iodide, nitrate, sulfate and perchlorate salts of sodium and potassium of varying concentration. The influence of changing the cation was found to be small and an order of anion aggressivity was established as: sulfate>chloride>bromide>perchlorate>iodide>nitrate. The data obtained a...

  14. Ni-W coatings electrodeposited on carbon steel: Chemical composition, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance

    Highlights: → Hard, ductile and adherent nanostructured Ni-W coatings on carbon steel. → New procedures for achieving deposits by current pulse techniques. → Current pulse frequency was the dominant factor to define coating characteristics. → Ni-W coatings protect the carbon steel from corrosion induced by sulphate anions. - Abstract: Hard, ductile and adherent nanostructured Ni-W coatings were electrodeposited on carbon steel from electrolyte solutions containing sodium tungstate, nickel sulfate and sodium citrate, using different current pulse programs. Current pulse frequency was the dominant factor to define chemical composition, grain size, thickness and hardness. According to the electrodeposition conditions the deposited coatings showed 15-30 at% W, the grain size ranged from 65 to 140 nm, and the hardness varied from 650 to 850 Hv. Tungsten carbide also present in the coating contributed to its hardness. The corrosion resistance of the Ni-W coated steel was tested by potentiodynamic polarization in a neutral medium containing sulphate ions. The Ni-W coating protected the carbon steel from localized corrosion induced by sulphate anions.

  15. Long-term corrosion behavior of cathodicly protected cask materials

    The concept of a canister based on the principle of cathodic protection has been introduced. The main points for this concept are: nonself-shielding canisters require a radiation protection jacket during the operational stage of the repository; cost-efficient material for radiation protection is nodular cast iron; and multilayered canister consisting of materials which become successively more noble towards the inner shells has been found to be too large and too heavy for a repository. This problem has been overcome now by a new and cost-efficient production method. This is accomplished by immersing a tube made of stainless steel in molten GGG 40.3 at a defined temperature and letting them cool together. Dimensions and weight now meet the requirements of the repository. In case of an accident, that is intrusion of brine into the repository and contact with the canister, corrosion will start uniformly at the outer cast iron package. This package is sufficiently designed not to be used up in a projected term of 500 years. If, nonetheless, the cast iron jacket should rupture by means of corrosion or mechanical damage, a shortcircuit cell will form with the cast iron being the anode and the stainless steel acting as the cathode. The testing of welded large-scale integral structures, which can be regarded as mock-ups of a canister section, is in progress since March 1984 to demonstrate the feasibility of this container concept. Two such bodies are immersed in brine at 100 degree C. Examinations with the very sensitive liquid penetration test fluorescent proved both bodies to be free of incipient cracks or local corrosion in the area of the weld seams

  16. Efficiency of Corrosion Inhibitors on Cathodic Protection System

    Tobinson Briggs

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This study is on experiment being carried out to determine the efficiency of in inhibitors on catholically protected medium carbon steel in sea water in Bonny and Ogbokoro in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The experiment was conducted using the total immersion technique in a non-flowing media containing sea water inhibited with potassium dichromate, sodium nitrate, ECIO21A, sarvor CK 368, and Kurizets 636. In the course of this research work, Cathodically protected and unprotected medium carbon steel were totally immersed in seawater containing the aforementioned inhibitors differently. Their weight loss, corrosion rate, pH value and corrosion potentials were determined at intervals of 72 hours, over 2016 hours the test lasted. The results obtained shows that inhibitor EC1021A has efficiency of 79.8%, other results are as follows: Kurizet S.636, 77%, savor CK368, 43%, potassium dichromate, 35% and sodium nitrate, 1.88%. It was concluded that EC1021A is the most efficient inhibitor, under a non-flow system.

  17. Zinc/manganese multilayer coatings for corrosion protection

    Zn alloys are able to surpass the performance of electrogalvanised or hot-dip Zn (at same thickness) for corrosion protection of car bodies. In particular, vacuum deposited Zn alloy layers have higher protection power on non-painted steel surfaces as compared with pure Zn layers. In the present work the Zn-Mn system was investigated: Zn/Mn alloys of different compositions as well as Zn/Mn multilayers of 5-6 μm total thickness were prepared on low alloy steel by ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD). The equipment contained two electron beam evaporators and a slit extraction ion source, delivering ions of 100-1500 eV energy. The corrosion behaviour of the samples was evaluated by standard salt spray tests (SST). The composition and microstructure of the coatings was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and EDX-depth profiling. The behaviour of the coating/substrate system is discussed in comparison with 'state of the art' Zn-coatings (EZ) produced by electrogalvanizing. Generally speaking, the performance of the optimised coatings is as good or better than the reference standard

  18. Corrosion Inhibition Study of Mild Steel in Acidic Medium by Antibiotic Drugs: A Comparative Study

    Md. A. Aziz

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A comparison of the inhibiting efficiency of antibiotic drugs (ciprofloxacin, cloxacillin, and amoxicillin on the corrosion of mild steel in 1 mol·L−1 HCl were studied at room temperature using mass loss measurement. The main reason is probably be due to the formation of protective coverage by the inhibitor as other authors reported previously. Adsorption characteristics of the inhibitor has also been studied using simple equation and it was found that drugs inhibits the corrosion of mild steel by being adsorbed on the surface of mild steel by a physical adsorption mechanism. The adsorption of drugs on the mild steel surface was found to be spontaneous and obey the Langmuir adsorption isotherm model. It was observed that the test drug has a promising inhibitory action in acid medium against corrosion of mild steel. Moreover it was revealed that an inhibition efficiency of 80.1 % can be achieved with 3×10-3M ciprofloxacin drug treatment on mild steel.

  19. Corrosion of 316L stainless steels MAVL wastes containers

    The long lived and medium activity wastes are conditioned or could be re-conditioned in primary drums of 316L stainless steels. In the framework of wastes storage, these drums will be placed in concrete containers; each containers would contain one or more drums. This document recalls global information on the corrosion of stainless steels, analyzes specific conditions bond to the drums conditioning in concrete containers and the nature of the wastes, and details the consequences on the possible risks of external and internal corrosion of the drums. (A.L.B.)

  20. Corrosion behaviour of some conventional stainless steels in electrolyzing process

    Amal NASSAR

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study, attempts were made to increase the amount of hydrogen generated from the water electrolysis process. Some conventional stainless steels (316; 409; 410 and 430 were used as anode and cathode in electrolysis process. Further study was carried out on the corrosion trend in all the investigated metals. It is observed that the electrode material can effect on the amount of hydrogen generate by electrolyzing process and metal composition of the stainless steels effects on the rate of corrosion.

  1. Corrosion protection system for nuclear power plant

    A cathodic corrosion protection system for a nuclear power plant which employs an ion tank adjacent the main fresh water feed pipe leading to the steam generator to treat water from the main feed pipe and then return the treated water to the main feed pipe to form a corrosion protecting alkaline layer on surfaces of the main feed pipe and the secondary side of the steam generator. The ion tank receives measured amounts of hydrazine to render the water therein substantially conductive and contains ionizable metal anodes which release free metal ions as electric current flows between the anodes and a cathode connection on an ion tank outlet pipe near the main feed water pipe

  2. Resistance of Cementitious Binders to Chloride Induced Corrosion of Embedded Steel by Electrochemical and Microstructural Studies

    The high alkaline property in the concrete pore solution protects the embedded steel in concrete from corrosion due to aggressive ions attack. However, a continuous supply of those ions, in particular, chlorides altogether with a pH fall in electrochemical reaction on the steel surface eventually depassivate the steel to corrode. To mitigate chloride-induced corrosion in concrete structures, finely grained mineral admixtures, for example, pulverized fuel ash (PFA), ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) and silica fume (SF) have been often advised to replace ordinary Portland cement (OPC) partially as binder. A consistent assessment of those partial replacements has been rarely performed with respect to the resistance of each binder to corrosion, although the studies for each binder were extensively looked into in a way of measuring the corrosion rate, influence of microstructure or chemistry of chlorides ions with cement hydrations. The paper studies the behavior of steel corrosion, chloride transport, pore structure and buffering capacity of those cementitious binders. The corrosion rate of steel in mortars of OPC, 30% PFA, 60% GGBS and 10% SF respectively, with chloride in cast ranging from 0.0 to 3.0% by weight of binder was measured at 7, 28 and 150 days to determine the chloride threshold level and the rate of corrosion propagation, using the anodic polarization technique. Mercury intrusion porosimetry was also applied to cement pastes of each binder at 7 and 28 days to ensure the development of pore structure. Finally, the release rate of bound chlorides (I.e. buffering capacity) was measured at 150 days. The chloride threshold level was determined assuming that the corrosion rate is beyond 1-2 mA/m3 at corrosion and the order of the level was OPC > 10% SF > 60% GGBS > 30% PFA. Mercury intrusion porosimetry showed that 10% SF paste produced the most dense pore structure, followed by 60% GGBS, 30% PFA and OPC pastes, respectively. It was found that OPC itself is beneficial in resisting to corrosion initiation, but use of pozzolanic materials as binders shows more resistance to chloride transport into concrete, thus delay the onset of corrosion

  3. Corrosion of a carbon steel in simulated liquid nuclear wastes

    This work is part of a collaboration agreement between CNEA (National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina) and USDOE (Department of Energy of the United States of America), entitled 'Tank Corrosion Chemistry Cooperation', to study the corrosion behavior of carbon steel A537 class 1 in different simulated non-radioactive wastes in order to establish the safety concentration limits of the tank waste chemistry at Hanford site (Richland-US). Liquid high level nuclear wastes are stored in tanks made of carbon steel A537 (ASTM nomenclature) that were designed for a service life of 20 to 50 years. A thickness reduction of some tank walls, due to corrosion processes, was detected at Hanford site, beyond the existing predicted values. Two year long-term immersion tests were started using non radioactive simulated liquid nuclear waste solutions at 40 C degrees. This work extends throughout the first year of immersion. The simulated solutions consist basically in combinations of the 10 most corrosion significant chemical components: 5 main components (NaNO3, NaCl, NaF, NaNO2 and NaOH) at three concentration levels and 5 secondary components at two concentration levels. Measurements of the general corrosion rate with time were performed for carbon steel coupons, both immersed in the solutions and in the vapor phases, using weight loss and electrochemistry impedance spectroscopy techniques. Optic and scanning electron microscopy examination, analysis of U-bend samples and corrosion potential measurements, were also done. Localized corrosion susceptibility (pitting and crevice corrosion) was assessed in isolated short-term tests by means of cyclic potentiodynamic polarization curves. The effect of the simulated waste composition on the corrosion behavior of A537 steel was studied based on statistical analyses. The Surface Response Model could be successfully applied to the statistical analysis of the A537 steel corrosion in the studied solutions. General corrosion was not significant for A537 carbon steel in the concentration range of the solutions studied (pH 10-13) at 40 C degrees. The highest calculated corrosion rate for immersed samples, using the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy techniques, was 25 μm/yr, while the highest calculated corrosion rate for vapor phase coupons, using weight-loss measurements, was 51 μm/yr. On the contrary, it was found that A537 carbon steel was highly susceptible to localized attack, due to pitting and crevice corrosion, in the solutions and at the temperature studied. The highest penetration rates produced by pitting attack, measured by optical microscopy examination after 11 month immersion, were 0.3 mm/yr and 0.4 mm/yr for the immersed and the vapor phase coupons respectively. The highest penetration rate produced by crevice corrosion on the immersed coupons, measured by optical microscopy examination after 11 month immersion, was 1,1 mm/yr. Stress corrosion cracking signs were not observed after 11 month immersion on the U-bend coupons. (author)

  4. 21 CFR 178.3300 - Corrosion inhibitors used for steel or tinplate.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Corrosion inhibitors used for steel or tinplate... AIDS, AND SANITIZERS Certain Adjuvants and Production Aids § 178.3300 Corrosion inhibitors used for steel or tinplate. Corrosion inhibitors may be safely used for steel or tinplate intended for use in,...

  5. Corrosion in austenitic stainless steels (Cr-Ni alloy S.S.) under chemical conditions

    Various types of corrosion such as intergranular, pitting, crevice, galvanic corrosion and stress corrosion cracking occurring in austenitic stainless steels under varying chemical conditions are explained. Corrosion by acids, bases and inorganic compounds is also explained. Nominal composition and special features of different types of AISI steels are listed. (A.K.)

  6. Experimental studies of 2-pyridinecarbonitrile as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution

    Highlights: • The corrosion effect of inhibitor was studied in 0.1 mol L−1 HCl on mild steel. • The inhibitor efficiency increases with increase in the concentration of inhibitor. • SEM micrographs showed that the inhibitor has a good protective film on the metal surface. - Abstract: The effect of 2-Pyridinecarbonitrile (2-PCN) was studied on mild steel (MS) corrosion in 0.1 mol L−1 HCl by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), linear polarization resistance (LPR) and potentiodynamic polarization measurements. The surface morphologies of the MS were investigated in the inhibitor-free and in the presence of 10 mmol L−1 2-PCN containing corrosive media, at 120 h exposure period by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The mechanism of adsorption was determined from the potential of zero charge (Epzc). 2-PCN adsorption on the MS surface obeyed the isotherm of Langmuir and the thermodynamic parameters Kads; ΔGads° were also calculated and discussed

  7. Corrosion Protection of Synthetic Bronze Patina

    Marusic, K.; Otmacic-Curkovic, H.; Takenouti, H.; Mance, A.D.; Stupinsek-Lisac, E.

    2007-01-01

    Bronze artifacts are generally covered with green or blue coloured corrosion products called patina, which not only enhances the good appearance of the bronze, but also helps to protect it. Because of the increased air pollution and acid rain the large collection of statues and works of art made from bronze exposed in the urban environment could be damaged. The increase of air pollution damages also archaeological bronze objects exposed or stored in a museum. This is why it is necessary to...

  8. Inhibiting mild steel corrosion from sulfate-reducing and iron-oxidizing bacteria using gramicidin-S-producing biofilms.

    Zuo, Rongjun; Wood, Thomas K

    2004-11-01

    A gramicidin-S-producing Bacillus brevis 18-3 biofilm was shown to reduce corrosion rates of mild steel by inhibiting both the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfosporosinus orientis and the iron-oxidizing bacterium Leptothrix discophora SP-6. When L. discophora SP-6 was introduced along with D. orientis to a non-antimicrobial-producing biofilm control, Paenibacillus polymyxa ATCC 10401, a corrosive synergy was created and mild steel coupons underwent more severe corrosion than when only D. orientis was present, showing a 2.3-fold increase via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and a 1.8-fold difference via mass-loss measurements. However, when a gramicidin-S-producing, protective B. brevis 18-3 biofilm was established on mild steel, the metal coupons were protected against the simultaneous attack of D. orientis and L. discophora SP-6. EIS data showed that the protective B. brevis 18-3 biofilm decreased the corrosion rate about 20-fold compared with the non-gramicidin-producing P. polymyxa ATCC 10401 biofilm control. The mass loss for the protected mild steel coupons was also significantly lower than that for the unprotected ones (4-fold decrease). Scanning electron microscope images corroborated the corrosion inhibition by the gramicidin-S-producing B. brevis biofilm on mild steel by showing that the metal surface remained untarnished, i.e., the polishing grooves were still visible after exposure to the simultaneous attack of the sulfate-reducing bacterium and the iron-oxidizing bacterium. PMID:15278311

  9. A Novel Carbon Steel Pipe Protection Based on Radial Basis Function Neural Network

    Sami A. Ajeel

    2010-01-01

    Problem statement: The cost due to corrosion Damage have estimated to be 3-4% of their gross national product which significantly Countries problem around the world. Approach: In this study, a novel carbon steel pipe protection based on RBFNN was proposed. The RBFNN used to predict the minimum current density required in impressed current cathodic protection to protect low carbon steel pipe. Learning data was performed by using a 30 samples test with different concentration C%, temperature T,...

  10. Nanocrystallization of aluminized surface of carbon steel for enhanced resistances to corrosion and corrosive wear

    Aluminizing is often used to improve steel's resistances to corrosion, oxidation and wear. This article reports our recent attempts to further improve aluminized carbon steel through surface nanocrystallization for higher resistances to corrosion and corrosive wear. The surface nanocrystallization was achieved using a process combining sandblasting and recovery heat treatment. The entire surface modification process includes dipping carbon steel specimens into a molten Al pool to form an Al coat, subsequent diffusion treatment at elevated temperature to form an aluminized layer, sandblasting to generate dislocation network or cells, and recovery treatment to turn the dislocation cells into nano-sized grains. The grain size of the nanocrystallized aluminized surface layer was in the range of 20-100 nm. Electrochemical properties, electron work function (EWF), and corrosive wear of the nanocrystalline alloyed surfaces were investigated. It was demonstrated that the nanocrystalline aluminized surface of carbon steel exhibited improved resistances to corrosion, wear and corrosive wear. The passive film developed on the nanocrystallized aluminized surface was also evaluated in terms of its mechanical properties and adherence to the substrate.

  11. Investigation of corrosion products of steels formed in cracks

    Corrosion crack of steels 08Kh18N10T, 08Kh21N6M2T and 08Kh14MF has been studied. The investigations are carried out in aqueous solution containing 10% NaCl and 1 g/l oxygen at 300 deg C. The samples have been held under static strain. Determination of chemical composition of corrosion products in cracks has been made using the method of X-ray spectral microanalysis. The results obtained permit to make a supposition on intermittent character of crack growth under conditions of chloride corrosion crack

  12. An evaluation of carbon steel corrosion under stagnant seawater conditions.

    Lee, Jason S; Ray, Richard I; Lemieux, Edward J; Falster, Alexander U; Little, Brenda J

    2004-01-01

    Corrosion of 1020 carbon steel coupons in natural seawater over a 1-year period was more aggressive under strictly anaerobic stagnant conditions than under aerobic stagnant conditions as measured by weight loss and instantaneous corrosion rate (polarization resistance). Under oxygenated conditions, a two-tiered oxide layer of lepidocrocite/goethite formed. The inner layer was extremely tenacious and resistant to acid cleaning. Under anaerobic conditions, the corrosion product was initially a non-tenacious sulphur-rich corrosion product, mackinawite, with enmeshed bacteria. As more sulphide was produced the mackinawite was transformed to pyrrhotite. In both aerobic and anaerobic exposures, corrosion was more aggressive on horizontally oriented coupons compared to vertically oriented samples. PMID:15621645

  13. The effect of radiation on the anaerobic corrosion of steel

    Smart, N. R.; Rance, A. P.; Werme, L. O.

    2008-09-01

    To ensure the safe encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel elements for geological disposal, SKB of Sweden are considering using a canister, which consists of an outer copper canister and a cast iron insert. Previous work has investigated the rate of gas generation due to the anaerobic corrosion of ferrous materials over a range of conditions. This paper examines the effect of radiation on the corrosion of steel in repository environments. Tests were carried out at two temperatures (30 C and 50 C), two dose rates (11 Gray h -1 and 300 Gray h -1) and in two different artificial groundwaters, for exposure periods of several months. Radiation was found to enhance the corrosion rate at both dose rates but the greatest enhancement occurred at the higher dose rate. The corrosion products were predominantly magnetite, with some indications of unidentified higher oxidation state corrosion products being formed at the higher dose rates.

  14. The effect of radiation on the anaerobic corrosion of steel

    To ensure the safe encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel elements for geological disposal, SKB of Sweden are considering using a canister, which consists of an outer copper canister and a cast iron insert. Previous work has investigated the rate of gas generation due to the anaerobic corrosion of ferrous materials over a range of conditions. This paper examines the effect of radiation on the corrosion of steel in repository environments. Tests were carried out at two temperatures (30 deg. C and 50 deg. C), two dose rates (11 Gray h-1 and 300 Gray h-1) and in two different artificial groundwaters, for exposure periods of several months. Radiation was found to enhance the corrosion rate at both dose rates but the greatest enhancement occurred at the higher dose rate. The corrosion products were predominantly magnetite, with some indications of unidentified higher oxidation state corrosion products being formed at the higher dose rates

  15. Corrosion behaviour of nitrocarburized steels; Korrosionsverhalten nitrocarburierter Staehle

    Pohl, M.; Al-Rubaie, K.S.; Steinmeier, F. [Bochum Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Werkstoffe

    1997-06-01

    Diffusion coatings have been used increasingly to modify surface properties of various machine components for several applications. In general, these coatings are used to improve the wear behaviour. Frequently, it is desirable that the corrosion behaviour will be improved at the same time. In this investigation, the corrosion behaviour of various diffusion coating-substrate-combinations has been studied. The coatings developed by three different nitrocarburizing processes, namely salt-bath, gas and plasma nitrocarburizing, were conducted on five various steel substrates. These substrates were St 52-3, Ck 45, 42 CrMo 4, 30 CrNiMo 8 and X 20 Cr 13. The thickness of the compound layers and their porosity were measured using optical microscopy. The structure of the compound layers was characterized using an X-ray diffractometer and their surface roughness by a stylus profilometer. The corrosion test was carried out using a salt-water spray test. The predominant corrosion mechanisms have been evaluated using scanning electron microscopy. It was found that the employed nitrocarburizing processes have improved the corrosion resistance of all tested coating-substrate-combinations comparing with that of the base materials. In general, the corrosion resistance increases with an increase of the compound layer`s thickness and after an oxidation process. The best coating-substrate-combinations to improve the corrosion behaviour were salt-bath nitrocarburized tempering steels, whereas the thin layers of the plasma nitrocarburized specimens were the worst. (orig.) 12 refs.

  16. Corrosion rate of carbon steel in NS tank water

    Neutron shield tank (NST) is an open tank 12.5 meters in height and 12 meters dia constructed around the research reactor. It is filled with water to (i) provide shielding from the neutron radiation, (ii) to remove the heat from the Pressure suppression system during LOCA and (iii) to act as a heat sink. NST is made of IS2062 carbon steel and it contains the stainless steel tanks, CS support structures, forged carbon steel gas cylinders, steel containment and its supports and emergency cooling down system condensers made of ASTM 350 grade LF2 carbon steel. All the equipments/systems located inside NST are painted with epoxy paint. NST is filled up 12 meters ie with 1200 m3 of water. The water chemistry parameters and microbiological parameters and corrosion rate of carbon steel materials in NST water at various water chemistry and various depths are discussed in the paper. (author)

  17. CO2 corrosion resistance of carbon steel in relation with microstructure changes

    The microstructural effects on the corrosion resistance of an API 5L X42 carbon steel in 0.5 M NaCl solution saturated with CO2 was investigated. Four microstructures were considered: banded (B), normalized (N), quenched and tempered (Q&T), and annealed (A). Electrochemical measurements (polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) were coupled with surface analyses (scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)) to characterize the formation of the corrosion product layers. Electrochemical results revealed that corrosion resistance increased in the following order: B < N < Q&T < A. From the polarization curves it was shown that specifically, cathodic current densities were affected by microstructural changes. SEM images indicated that ferrite dissolved earlier than cementite and a thin layer of corrosion products was deposited on the steel surface. XPS analyses revealed that this layer was composed of a mixture of iron carbonate and non-dissolved cementite. It was also found that the quantity of FeCO3 content on the steel surface was greater for Q&T and A microstructures. These results, in agreement with the electrochemical data, indicate that the deposition mechanism of iron carbonate is closely related to the morphology of the non-dissolved cementite, determining the protective properties of the corrosion product layers. - Highlights: • The effect of change in microstructure on CO2 corrosion resistance was evaluated. • An API 5LX 42 carbon steel was immersed in a 0.5 M NaCl solution saturated with CO2. • Banded, normalized, quenched-tempered and annealed microstructures were considered. • Electrochemical measurements were coupled with surface analysis. • Morphology and distribution of undissolved Fe3C control corrosion kinetics

  18. Corrosion Behavior and Microstructure of Borided Tool Steel

    Muzaffer, Erdogan; Ibrahim, Gunes.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, the corrosion behaviors of borides formed on cold work tool steel have been investigated in a 4% M HCl acid solution. Boriding was performed in a solid medium consisting of Ekabor-II powders at 850 and 950C for 6 h. The boride layer was characterized by SEM, EDS, XRD and the h [...] ardness tester. XRD analysis of boride layers on the surface of the samples revealed the existence of FeB, Fe2B, CrB, Cr2B and MoB compounds. Depending on the chemical composition of substrates and boriding time, the boride layer thickness on the surface of the steel ranged from 13.14 ?m and 120.82 ?m. The hardness of the boride compounds formed on the surface of the samples ranged from 1806 to 2342 HV0,05, whereas Vickers hardness values of the untreated the samples was 428 HV0,05. The corrosion resistance of the borided steels was higher compared with that of the unborided steels. The borided steels increased the corrosion resistances of the steels 8-17- fold.

  19. The corrosion of steels by hot sodium melts

    Considerable research has been performed by AEA Technology on the corrosion of steels by hot sodium melts containing sodium hydroxide and sodium oxide. This research has principally been in support of understanding the effects of sodium-water reactions on the internals of fast reactor steam generators. The results however have relevance to sodium fires. It has been determined that the rate of corrosion of steels by melts of pure NaOH can be significantly increased by the addition of Na2O. In the case of a sodium-water reaction jet created by a leak of steam into sodium, the composition of the jet varies from 100% sodium through to 100% steam, with a full range of concentrations of NaOH and Na2O, depending on axial and radial position. The temperature in the jet also varies with position, ranging from bulk sodium temperature on one boundary to expanded steam temperature on the other boundary, with internal temperatures ranging up to 1300 deg. C, depending on the local pre-reaction mole ratio of steam to sodium. In the case of sodium-water reaction jets, it has been possible to develop a model which predicts the composition of the reaction jet and then, using the data generated on the corrosivity of sodium melts, predict the rate of corrosion of a steel target in the path of the jet. In the case of a spray sodium fire, the sodium will initially contain a concentration of NaOH and the combustion process will generate Na2O. If there is sufficient humidity, conversion of some of the Na2O to NaOH will also occur. There is therefore the potential for aggressive mixtures of NaOH and Na2O to exist on the surface of the sodium droplets. It is therefore possible that the rate of corrosion of steels in the path of the spray may be higher than expected on the basis of assuming that only Na and Na2O were present. In the case of a pool sodium fire, potentially corrosive mixtures of NaOH and Na2O may be formed at some locations on the surface. This could lead to significant corrosion of any steel structures penetrating the surface, or steel surfaces forming the boundary of the pool. In this paper, the data on the corrosivity of sodium melts containing NaOH and Na2O, as a function of temperature, concentration of each species and velocity of the melt, will be presented for ferritic and austenitic steels and the possible relevance of these data for sodium fires will be discussed. (author)

  20. Bio-corrosion in synthetic and natural sea water of modified stainless steels by poison elements

    In seawater, bacteria can modify the behaviour of stainless steels towards corrosion. It can be then considered to control this type of degradation by a better adjustment of the chemical composition of the steels used. In this work, has been studied the influence of the addition of 'poisons' elements for bacteria on the bio-corrosion resistance of an austenitic 316L steel. The added elements were copper, tin and arsenic. After a bibliographic study and a description of the metallographic, electrochemical and surface analyses methods used, the results obtained in the considered media are given: synthetical seawater, natural, or sterilized and then inoculated. The specific role of each addition elements has then been revealed as well as the alteration of the protecting films and of the induced bio-film, and the behaviour differences in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. (O.M.)

  1. STUDY OF CORROSION INHIBITION PROPERTIES OF NOVEL SEMICARBAZONES ON MILD STEEL IN ACIDIC SOLUTIONS

    RATHIKA, GOVINDASAMY; SWETHA, AYAPPAN.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The inhibition efficiency of corrosion on mild steel using acids by three different novel Semicarbazones as inhibitors have been studied using weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy methods. The inhibition efficiency, corrosion rate, the nature of anchor [...] ing sites and the adsorption characteristics have been determined from the results. It was found that the newly synthesized compounds behaved as mixed type inhibitors with high inhibition efficiency. The inhibition efficiency increases with increasing the inhibitors concentration but decreases with increasing the temperature. Addition of halide ion enhances the inhibition efficiency. The adsorption of the inhibitors on the mild steel surface obey Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Scanning Electron Spectroscopy is used to examine the surface morphology of mild steel samples both in the presence and absence of inhibitors at optimum conditions. Scanning Electron Microscope reveals the formation of a smooth, dense protective layer in the presence of inhibitor.

  2. Mangrove tannins and their flavanoid monomers as alternative steel corrosion inhibitors in acidic medium

    Rahim, Afidah A. [School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia)]. E-mail: afidah@usm.my; Rocca, E. [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Mineral, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy I BP 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy (France); Steinmetz, J. [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Mineral, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy I BP 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy (France); Kassim, M.J. [School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia); Adnan, R. [School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia); Sani Ibrahim, M. [School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia)

    2007-02-15

    The inhibitive behaviour on steel of flavanoid monomers that constitute mangrove tannins namely catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin and epicatechingallate was investigated in an aerated HCl solution via electrochemical methods. The monomers were found to be mainly cathodic inhibitors and the inhibition efficiency was dependent on concentration. To explain the adsorptive behaviour of the molecules on the steel surface, a semiempirical approach involving quantum chemical calculations using HyperChem 6.0 was undertaken. The HOMO electronic density of the molecule was used to explain the inhibiting mechanism. The most probable adsorption centers were found in the vicinity of the phenolic groups. In a second part, the use of mangrove tannin, extracted from the mangrove barks as steel corrosion inhibitors in acidic media was investigated and its inhibitive efficiency was compared with that of commercial mimosa, quebracho and chestnut tannins. The inhibitive performance of mangrove tannins was comparable to the other tannins investigated, indicating their potential in corrosion protection.

  3. Mangrove tannins and their flavanoid monomers as alternative steel corrosion inhibitors in acidic medium

    The inhibitive behaviour on steel of flavanoid monomers that constitute mangrove tannins namely catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin and epicatechingallate was investigated in an aerated HCl solution via electrochemical methods. The monomers were found to be mainly cathodic inhibitors and the inhibition efficiency was dependent on concentration. To explain the adsorptive behaviour of the molecules on the steel surface, a semiempirical approach involving quantum chemical calculations using HyperChem 6.0 was undertaken. The HOMO electronic density of the molecule was used to explain the inhibiting mechanism. The most probable adsorption centers were found in the vicinity of the phenolic groups. In a second part, the use of mangrove tannin, extracted from the mangrove barks as steel corrosion inhibitors in acidic media was investigated and its inhibitive efficiency was compared with that of commercial mimosa, quebracho and chestnut tannins. The inhibitive performance of mangrove tannins was comparable to the other tannins investigated, indicating their potential in corrosion protection

  4. Corrosion behaviour of carbon steel in the Tournemire clay

    Carbon steels are possible materials for the fabrication of nuclear waste containers for long term geological disposal in argillaceous environments. Experimental studies of the corrosion behaviour of such materials has been conducted in various conditions. Concerning the numerous laboratory experiments, these conditions (water and clay mixture or compacted clay) mainly concern the bentonite clay that would be used for the engineered barrier. On the opposite, only few in-situ experiments has been conducted directly in the local clay of the repository site (such as Boom clay, etc.). In order to better estimate the corrosion behaviour of carbon steels in natural clay site conditions, an experimental study has been conducted jointly by EDF and IRSN in the argillaceous French site of Tournemire. In this study, A42 carbon steel specimens have been exposed in 3 different zones of the Tournemire clay formation. The first type of environmental conditions concerns a zone where the clay has not been affected by the excavation (EDZ) of the main tunnel neither by the main fracture zone of the clay formation. The second and third ones are located in the EDZ of the tunnel. In the second zone, an additional aerated water flows from the tunnel, whereas it does not in the third place. Some carbon steel specimens have been extracted after several years of exposure to these conditions. The average corrosion rate has been measured by the weight loss technique and the pitting corrosion depth has been evaluated under an optical microscope. Corrosion products have also been characterised by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction technique. Results are then discussed regarding the surrounding environmental conditions. Calculations of the oxygen transport from the tunnel through the clay and of the clay re-saturation can explain, in a first approach, the corrosion behaviour of the carbon steel in the different tested zones. (authors)

  5. Corrosion behaviour of different hot rolled steels

    Perez, F. J.; Martinez, L; Hierro, M.P.; Gomez, C.; Portela, A. L.; Pucci, G. N.; Duday, D.; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline; Greday, Y.

    2006-01-01

    The oxidation-corrosion behaviour of hot rolled alloys was examined by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The corrosion behaviour of the non-oxidised alloys was first determined in order to have a reference behaviour. Then, each alloy was oxidised for 1 and 3 days at 650 degrees C in air and its corrosion behaviour was also determined. For all the alloys, Fe2O3 was formed at the scale-gas interface. However, the Fe2O3 crystallographic structures varied as a function of the alloy composit...

  6. Trends in the automotive paint industry for corrosion protection

    Blandin, Nathalie; Brunat, William [PPG Industries France, 3 Z.A.E. Les Dix Muids, B.P. 89, F-59583 Marly (France); Neuhaus, Ralf [PPG Industries Lacke GmbH, Stackenbergstrasse 34, D-42329 Wuppertal (Germany); Sibille, Ettore [PPG Industries Italia, Via Serra11, I-15028 Quattordio (Italy)

    2004-07-01

    Since many years ED-paints are protecting car bodies against corrosion. Currently the automotive paint industry is faced with increasing demands of higher levels of corrosion protection and also requests to comply with new environmental regulations and economical pressures. Some key factors that contributed significantly towards the improvement of corrosion protection systems are: - New generations of lead free ED-paints; - Weldable organic thin film for corrosion protection, especially in box cavities and flange areas. The goal of this paper is to show how the various elements of the 'anti-corrosion package' interact. (authors)

  7. Case histories of microbiologically influenced corrosion of austenitic stainless steel weldments

    Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is initiated or accelerated by microorganisms and is currently recognized as a serious problem affecting the construction and operation of many industrial facilities, including nuclear power plants. The purpose of this paper is to review how biofouling and MIC can occur and discuss current mechanistic theories. A case history of MIC attack in power plants is examined with emphasis on the role of welding and heat treatment variables using laboratory electrochemical analyses. Although MIC can occur on a variety of alloys, pitting corrosion failures of austenitic stainless steels are often associated with weldments. MIC occurs as the result of a consortium of microorganisms colonizing on the metal surface and their variety (fungi, bacteria, algae, mold, and slimes) enables them to form support systems for cross feeding to enhance survival. The metabolic processes influence corrosion behaviour of materials by destroying protective coatings, producing a localized acid environment, creating corrosive deposits, or altering anodic and cathodic reactions. On stainless steels, biofilms destroy the passive oxide film on the surface of the steels and subject them to localized forms of corrosion. Many of the MIC failures in industry result in pitting to austenitic stainless steel weldments. Pitting primarily occurs in the weld metal, heat affected zones, and adjacent to the weld in the base metal. Depending on the conditions of the concentration cell created by the biofilm, either phase of the two-phase duplex stainless steel, austenite or delta ferrite, may be selectively attacked. Theories have been proposed about the mechanism of MIC on austenitic stainless steel and and a general understanding is that some function associated with the biofilm formation directly affects the electrochemical process

  8. Contribution of acoustic emission to monitor the effect of phosphate based inhibitor on the corrosion behavior of steel reinforcement

    Nahali, Haifa [Laboratoire MATEIS CNRS UMR5511 (Equipe CorrIS), INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne (France); Univ. de Tunis El Manar, Belvedere (Tunisia). Unite de Recherche ' ' Mecanique-Energetique' ' ; Dhouibi, Leila [Univ. de Tunis El Manar, Belvedere (Tunisia). Unite de Recherche ' ' Mecanique-Energetique' ' ; Idrissi, Hassane [Laboratoire MATEIS CNRS UMR5511 (Equipe CorrIS), INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne (France)

    2014-11-01

    One of the most important causes of reinforced concrete structures deterioration is the corrosion of the reinforcement steel. This corrosion depends on the presence of aggressive agents such as chlorides in the surrounding medium. Numerous protection techniques have been employed to mitigate this corrosion. Among them, the use of corrosion inhibitors has been considered as one of the most effective solutions. In the present work, the influence of phosphate based inhibitor on the corrosion of reinforcing steels embedded in mortar, and immersed in sodium chloride solution, was investigated by acoustic emission technique. The monitoring of specimens shows that the phosphate based inhibitor addition in the mortar increase the threshold of chloride concentrations, causing the breakdown of steel passivation layer. Thus, the acoustic signatures of concrete fracture and of structure degradation during the corrosion of these specimens have been highlighted. Similarly, the mechanism of phosphate action in terms of preventing steel from corrosion in mortar specimens was analysed by characterization methods (SEM, XRD) of the steel-mortar interface.

  9. Contribution of acoustic emission to monitor the effect of phosphate based inhibitor on the corrosion behavior of steel reinforcement

    One of the most important causes of reinforced concrete structures deterioration is the corrosion of the reinforcement steel. This corrosion depends on the presence of aggressive agents such as chlorides in the surrounding medium. Numerous protection techniques have been employed to mitigate this corrosion. Among them, the use of corrosion inhibitors has been considered as one of the most effective solutions. In the present work, the influence of phosphate based inhibitor on the corrosion of reinforcing steels embedded in mortar, and immersed in sodium chloride solution, was investigated by acoustic emission technique. The monitoring of specimens shows that the phosphate based inhibitor addition in the mortar increase the threshold of chloride concentrations, causing the breakdown of steel passivation layer. Thus, the acoustic signatures of concrete fracture and of structure degradation during the corrosion of these specimens have been highlighted. Similarly, the mechanism of phosphate action in terms of preventing steel from corrosion in mortar specimens was analysed by characterization methods (SEM, XRD) of the steel-mortar interface.

  10. Mitigating Localized Corrosion Using Thermally Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) Coatings on Welded 25% Cr Superduplex Stainless Steel

    Paul, S.; Lu, Q.; Harvey, M. D. F.

    2015-04-01

    Thermally sprayed aluminum (TSA) coating has been increasingly used for the protection of carbon steel offshore structures, topside equipment, and flowlines/pipelines exposed to both marine atmospheres and seawater immersion conditions. In this paper, the effectiveness of TSA coatings in preventing localized corrosion, such as pitting and crevice corrosion of 25% Cr superduplex stainless steel (SDSS) in subsea applications, has been investigated. Welded 25% Cr SDSS (coated and uncoated) with and without defects, and surfaces coated with epoxy paint were also examined. Pitting and crevice corrosion tests, on welded 25% Cr SDSS specimens with and without TSA/epoxy coatings, were conducted in recirculated, aerated, and synthetic seawater at 90 °C for 90 days. The tests were carried out at both the free corrosion potentials and an applied cathodic potential of -1100 mV saturated calomel electrode. The acidity (pH) of the test solution was monitored daily and adjusted to between pH 7.5 and 8.1, using dilute HCl solution or dilute NaOH, depending on the pH of the solution measured during the test. The test results demonstrated that TSA prevented pitting and crevice corrosion of 25% Cr SDSS in artificial seawater at 90 °C, even when 10-mm-diameter coating defect exposing the underlying steel was present.

  11. Stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of dissimilar stainless steels welded joints

    J. Łabanowski

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the current study is to reveal the influence of welding conditions on structure and stresscorrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steels butt welded joints.Design/methodology/approach: Butt joints between duplex 2205 and austenitic 316L steels were performedwith the use of submerged arc welding (SAW method. The plates 15 mm in thickness were welded with heatinput in the range of 1.15 – 3.2 kJ/mm using duplex steel filler metal. Microstructure examinations and corrosiontests were carried out. Slow strain rate tests (SSRT were performed in inert (glycerin and aggressive (boiling35% MgCl2 solution environments.Findings: It was shown that place of the lowest resistance to stress corrosion cracking is heat affected zone atduplex steel side of dissimilar joins. That phenomenon was connected with undesirable structure of that zoneconsisted of great amount of coarse ferrite grains and acicular austenite precipitates. High welding inputs do notdeteriorate stress corrosion cracking resistance of welds.Research limitations/implications: High welding heat inputs should enhance the precipitation process ofintermetallic phases in the HAZ. It is necessary to continue the research to determine the relationship betweenwelding parameters, obtained structures, and corrosion resistance of dissimilar stainless steels welded joints.Practical implications: Application of more productive joining process for dissimilar welds like submerged arcwelding instead of currently employed gas metal arc welding (GMAW method will be profitable in terms ofreduction the welding costs.Originality/value: The stress corrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steel welded joints wasdetermined. The zone of the weaker resistance to stress corrosion cracking was pointed out.

  12. Corrosion rate of ferritic ODS stainless steels in a supercritical water environment

    Full text of publication follows: The corrosion behavior of several ODS (Oxide Dispersion Strengthened) steels (Fe-xCryAl-zW-Y2O3) were studied. A corrosion experiment was performed up to 1000 hrs in 510 deg. C and 25 MPa pure water environments. The dissolved oxygen content was controlled by exposing the test solution to laboratory air at the start of the test. The weight gain of each sample was used to estimate the amount of corrosion assuming dissolution rates to be small. Low angle X-ray diffraction method was applied for characterizing the surface oxide resulting from corrosion reactions. further, the cross section area was observed by FESEM-EPMA to reveal the morphology and composition of the oxide. The weight gain increased with time and after a certain time, it reached a steady state. Using the weight gain data, we estimated the corrosion rate defined as the ratio of weight gain and the test interval. The corrosion rate decreased with time, which reflected that the oxide film became protective for all the ODS steels. From XRD and FESEM-EPMA studies, the oxide layers were examined to be Cr rich spinel at the early test period and to become Cr oxide (Cr2O3) after a certain time due to phase transformation. The Cr oxide formation inhibited further corrosion, reaching the steady state. No exclusive aluminum oxide layer was formed in the test condition. Nonetheless, the summation of Cr and Al content represented the corrosion resistance of ODS steels. (authors)

  13. Accelerated hot corrosion studies of cold spray Ni-50Cr coating on boiler steels

    In the current investigation Ni-50Cr powder was deposited on two boiler steels SA-213-T22 and SA 516 (Grade 70) by cold spray process. The hot corrosion performance of coated as well as bare boiler steels was evaluated in an aggressive environment of Na2SO4-60% V2O5 under cyclic conditions at an elevated temperature of 900 oC. The kinetics of the corrosion was approximated by the weight change measurements made after each cycle for a total period of 50 cycles. Each cycle consisted of 1 h heating in a tube furnace followed by 20 min cooling in ambient air. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM/EDAX) techniques were used to analyse the corrosion products. Both the uncoated boiler steels suffered intensive spallation in the form of removal of their oxide scales, which may be attributed to the formation of unprotective Fe2O3 dominated oxide scales. The Ni-50Cr coated steels showed lesser weight gains and the oxide scales remained intact till the end of the experiment. The phases revealed in the oxide scales of the coated specimens were mainly oxides of chromium and nickel and their spinels which are reported to be protective against the hot corrosion.

  14. Sodium phthalamates as corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in aqueous hydrochloric acid solution

    Highlights: → N-Alkyl-sodium phthalamates as corrosion inhibitors for industry in acidic medium. → Compounds behaved as mixed type inhibitors and followed Langmuir adsorption isotherm. → Efficiencies were proportional to aliphatic chain length and inhibitor concentration. → Iron complexes and chelates with phthalamates contributed to carbon steel protection. - Abstract: Three compounds of N-alkyl-sodium phthalamates were synthesized and tested as corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in 0.5 M aqueous hydrochloric acid. Tests showed that inhibitor efficiencies were related to aliphatic chain length and dependent on concentration. N-1-n-tetradecyl-sodium phthalamate displayed moderate efficiency against uniform corrosion, 42-86% at 25 deg. C and 25-60% at 40 oC. Tests indicated that compounds behave as mixed type inhibitors where molecular adsorption on steel followed Langmuir isotherm, whereas thermodynamic suggested that a physisorption process occurred. XPS analysis confirmed film formation on surface, where Fe+2 complexes and Fe+2 chelates with phthalamates prevented steel from further corrosion.

  15. Some observations on phosphate based corrosion inhibitors in preventing carbon steel corrosion

    Among the various types of phosphonic acid based inhibitors assayed, namely HEDP, ATMP and a commercial corrosion inhibitor (code named Betz), it was found that Betz has the maximum amount of organic phosphate followed by HEDP and ATMP. The corrosion rate studies show that Betz gives the highest inhibition efficiency followed by HEDP and ATMP. This shows that organic phosphate plays a significant role in corrosion protection. However, it was observed that due to synergestic effect, HEDP in the presence of Zn2+ gave a better corrosion protection than Betz. The results are discussed in the light of available literature. (author)

  16. Carbon steel protection in G.S. (Girlder sulfide) plants. CITROSOLV process influence. Pt. 6

    In order to protect carbon steel towers and piping of Girlder sulfide (G.S.) experimental heavy water plants against corrosion produced by the action of aqueous solutions of hydrogen sulfides, a method, previously published, was developed. Carbon steel, exposed to saturated aqueous solutions of hydrogen sulfide, forms iron sulfide scales. In oxygen free solutions evolution of corrosion follows the sequence: mackinawite → cubic ferrous sulfide → troilite → pyrrotite → pyrite. Scales formed by pyrrotite-pyrite or pyrite are the most protective layers (these are obtained at 130 deg C, 2 MPa, for periods of 14 days). CITROSOLV Process (Pfizer) is used to descaling and passivating stainless steel plant's components. This process must be used in mixed (carbon steel - stainless steel) circuits and may cause the formation of magnetite scales over the carbon steel. The influence of magnetite in the pyrrotite-pyrite scales formation is studied in this work. (Author)

  17. Anti-Corrosive Effect of Tridax Procumbens – Zn2+ System Controlling the Corrosion of Carbon Steel

    C. Kumar

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion inhibition efficiency (IE of an aqueous extract Tridax Procumbens(TP in controlling the corrosion of carbon steel aqueous medium containing 60 ppm of chloride ions in absence and presence of Zn2+ has been studied by weight loss method. The formulation consisting of 1 ml of Tridax Procumbens extract and 150 ppm of Zn2+ offers 96% inhibition efficiency. The synergistic effect exists between Tridax Procumbens and Zn2+ system. Polarization study shows that the Tridax Procumbens – Zn2+ system function as a cathodic inhibitor. AC impedance spectra reveal that a protective film formed on the surface. The Adsorption equilibrium exhibited better fit to Langmuir isotherm than Freundlich isotherm. FTIR spectra reveal that the protective film consists of Fe2+ -Tridax Procumbens and Zn(OH2.

  18. Self-Healing Corrosion Protective Sol-Gel Coatings

    Abdolah Zadeh, M.

    2016-01-01

    Inspired by the state of the art and the recent advances in the field of self-healing corrosion protective coatings, the thesis entitled “Self-healing corrosion protective sol-gel coatings” addresses novel routes to self-healing corrosion protective sol-gel coatings via extrinsic and intrinsic healing approaches. The employed approaches aim at extending the service life of the coating and the underlying substrate by multiple damage closure/sealing and metal surface protection through incorpor...

  19. Molybdate Coatings for Protecting Aluminum Against Corrosion

    Calle, Luz Marina; MacDowell, Louis G.

    2005-01-01

    Conversion coatings that comprise mixtures of molybdates and several additives have been subjected to a variety of tests to evaluate their effectiveness in protecting aluminum and alloys of aluminum against corrosion. Molybdate conversion coatings are under consideration as replacements for chromate conversion coatings, which have been used for more than 70 years. The chromate coatings are highly effective in protecting aluminum and its alloys against corrosion but are also toxic and carcinogenic. Hexavalent molybdenum and, hence, molybdates containing hexavalent molybdenum, have received attention recently as replacements for chromates because molybdates mimic chromates in a variety of applications but exhibit significantly lower toxicity. The tests were performed on six proprietary formulations of molybdate conversion coatings, denoted formulations A through F, on panels of aluminum alloy 2024-T3. A bare alloy panel was also included in the tests. The tests included electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), measurements of corrosion potentials, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).

  20. Crude Oil Corrosion Fatigue of L485MB Pipeline Steel

    Gajdoš, Lubomír; Šperl, Martin; Bystrianský, J.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 137, č. 5 (2015), 051401. ISSN 0094-9930 R&D Projects: GA TA ČR(CZ) TE02000162 Institutional support: RVO:68378297 Keywords : corrosion fatigue * crude oil * pipeline steel * S–N curve * separated water Subject RIV: JI - Composite Materials Impact factor: 0.357, year: 2014 http://pressurevesseltech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleID=2107675

  1. Ambient temperature stress-corrosion cracking of sensitized stainless steels

    Stress-corrosion cracking of sensitized Type 304 steel in low temperature borated water has been observed. The probable role of low levels of chloride ions or sulfur-containing ions is described, including the relationship of the phenomenon to polythionic acid cracking. The mechanism of the sulfur-induced cracking and its usefulness as a test for sensitization are outlined

  2. Corrosion resistance of phosphated steels with plasma sprayed ceramic coatings

    Brožek, Vlastimil; Mastný, L.; Pokorný, P.

    Zagreb : Croatian Metallurgical Society (CMS), 2014 - (Mamuzić, I.). s. 401 ISBN N. [International Symposium of Croatian Metallurgical Society SHMD 2014/11./. 22.06.2014-26.06.2014, Šibenik] Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : steel phosphating * phosphate coatings * plasma spraying * ceramic coatings * corrosion resistance * bond strength of coatings Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

  3. Microbial corrosion of carbon steel by sulfate-reducing bacteria:

    Nielsen, Lars Vendelbo; Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    Electrochemical measurements (EIS and DC-polarisation curves) have been conducted on carbon steel coupons exposed in SRB-active environments. Results from EIS measurements show that very large interfacial capacities are found in such systems, and consequently high capacitive currents are to be ex...... misleading conclusion that increasing corrosion rates are caused by cathodic depolarisation in SRB-active environments....

  4. Structural Characterization of Highly Corrosion-resistant Steel

    Lančok, Adriana; Kmjec, T.; Štefánik, M.; Sklenka, L.; Miglierini, M.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 88, č. 4 (2015), s. 355-361. ISSN 0011-1643 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-12449S Institutional support: RVO:61388980 Keywords : Mossbauer spectroscopy * corrosion-resistant steel * LC200 * CEMS Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry Impact factor: 0.728, year: 2014

  5. Crevice corrosion control for stainless steel using radiation-induced surface activation

    When a semiconductor film is irradiated by ?-rays, excited electrons are transferred to a base metal in contact with the film, resulting in cathodic-anodic reactions and surface activation of the metal oxide film. The authors first produced radiation-induced surface activation (RISA) in 2000 and have used it in the development of a new corrosion protection method. This report describes a corrosion mitigation technique based on RISA to prevent crevice corrosion in stainless steel, using low-intensity radiation. Experimental results show that an electrode potential of -100 mV vs. Ag/AgCl was produced and maintained on TiO2-coated SUS304 stainless steel specimens immersed in artificial seawater and in close contact with a small, sealed 60Co source (external irradiation) or activated by neutron irradiation to become self-exciting, with no corrosion observed for more than 7 days. In contrast, the potential of a specimen without a radiation source decreased to less than -280 mV vs. Ag/AgCl and crevice corrosion occurred beneath the O-ring within a few days. The corrosion control mechanism was explored by measurement of dissolved oxygen and iron ions in the solution. (author)

  6. Acid Corrosion Inhibition and Adsorption Behaviour of Ethyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose on Mild Steel Corrosion

    I. O. Arukalam; Madu, I. O.; Ijomah, N. T.; C. M. Ewulonu; G. N. Onyeagoro

    2014-01-01

    The corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 1.0 M H2SO4 solution by ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose has been studied in relation to the concentration of the additive using weight loss measurement, EIS, polarization, and quantum chemical calculation techniques. The results indicate that EHEC inhibited corrosion reaction in the acid medium and inhibition efficiency increased with EHEC concentration. Further increase in inhibition efficiency is observed in the presence of iodide ions, due to synergis...

  7. Investigation of Corrosion and Cathodic Protection in Reinforced Concrete. I: Application of Electrochemical Techniques:

    Koleva, D. A.; Wit, J.H.W. de; Breugel, K., van; Lodhi, Z.F.; Van Westing, E.

    2007-01-01

    The electrochemical behavior of steel reinforcement in conditions of corrosion and cathodic protection was studied, using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and compared to reference (noncorroding) conditions. Polarization resistance (PR) method and potentiodynamic polarization (PDP) were employed as well, in addition to ac 2 pin electrical resistance monitoring, thus deriving a comparison of the involved parameters, mainly polarization resistance and bulk electrical properties, obt...

  8. The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel in concrete

    The report describes the work of a two year programme investigating the anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel embedded in a range of candidate repository cements and concretes at laboratory temperatures. The factors investigated in the study were the rate of the anaerobic corrosion reaction, the effect of hydrogen overpressure on the reaction rate and the form of the corrosion product. Both electrochemical and sample weight loss corrosion rate measurements were used. The cements and concretes used were prepared both with and without small additions of chloride (2% by weight of mix water). The results indicate that the corrosion rate is low, < 1 μm/year, the effect of hydrogen overpressure is not significant over the range of pressures investigated, 1-100 atmospheres, and that the corrosion product is dependent on the cement used to cast the samples. Magnetite was identified in the case of blast furnace slag replacement cements but for pulverised fuel ash and ordinary Portland cements no corrosion product was evident either from X-ray diffraction or laser Raman measurements. Further work is presently underway to investigate the effects of elevated temperatures and chloride levels on the anaerobic corrosion reaction and the rate of hydrogen gas production. (author)

  9. Corrosion of steels in sour gas environments

    This report presents a study on the effects of sour gas environments on steels. Emphasis is placed on alloys commonly used in the heavy water, sour gas and refining industries. In addition, 'high strength, low alloy' steels, known as 'oil country tubular goods', are included. Reference is made to the effects of hydrogen sulphide environments on austenitic steels and on certain specialty steels. Theories of hydrogen-related cracking mechanisms are outlined with emphasis placed on sulphide stress cracking and hydrogen induced cracking in carbon and low alloy steels. Methods of controlling sulphide stress cracking and hydrogen induced cracking are addressed separately. Case histories from the heavy water, refining, and sour gas industries are used to illustrate operating experience and failure mechanisms. Finally, recommendations, based largely on the author's industrial experience, are made with respect to quality assurance and inspection requirements for sour service components. Only published literature was surveyed. Abstracts were made of all references, reviewing the major sources in detail

  10. Corrosion resistance properties of sintered duplex stainless steel

    L.A. Dobrza?ski

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper was to examine the corrosion resistance of duplex stainless steels using electrochemical methods in 1M NaCl solution. The influence of powder mixes preparation and cooling cycle after sintering on corrosion properties was evaluated.Design/methodology/approach: In presented study duplex stainless steels were obtained through powder metallurgy starting from austenitic, martensitic base powders by controlled addition of alloying elements, such as Cr, Ni, Mo and Cu. In the studies behind the preparation of mixes, Schaefflers diagram was taken into consideration. Prepared mixes have been compacted at 800 MPa and sintered in a vacuum furnace with argon backfilling at 1260C for 1 h. After sintering two different cooling cycles were applied: rapid cooling with an average cooling rate of 245 C/min and slow cooling of 5 C/min in argon atmosphere. Produced duplex stainless steels have been studied by scanning and optical microscopy and EDS chemical analysis of microstructure components. Corrosion properties have been studied through electrochemical methods in 1M NaCl water solutionFindings: According to achieved results, it was affirmed that applied sintering method as well as powder mixes preparation allows for manufacturing the sintered duplex steels with good corrosion properties which depends on austenite/ferrite ratio in the microstructure and elements partitioning between phases. Corrosion resistance of sintered stainless steels is strictly connected with the density and the pore morphology present in the microstructure too. The highest resistance to pitting corrosion in 1M NaCl solution was achieved for composition with approximate balance of ferrite and austenite in the microstructure.Research limitations/implications: According to the powders characteristic, the applied fast cooling rate seems to be a good compromise for corrosion properties and microstructures, nevertheless further tests should be carried out in order to examine different cooling rates.Originality/value: The use of elemental powders added to a stainless steel base showed its potentialities, in terms of fair compressibility and final sintered density. In addition a good microstructural homogeneity and first of all corrosion resistance was achieved, also working with cycles possible for industries.

  11. Effect of carbon content and tempering structures on the electrochemical and corrosion properties of carbon steels

    The effect of carbon content, hardening structures and internal stresses occuring in the result of carbonic steel heat treatment on their electrochemical and corrosion properties is investigated. The corrosion rate is shown to be increased in 6% H2SO4 and 3% NaCl with the increase of carbon content and in respect to internal stresses arising in the result of heat treatment, in transition from perlite, to sorbite, troostite- and martensite. The inhibitor protection is most effective in the case of perlite-ferrite structure; the effectiveness of the inhibitor protection decreases in transition to highly resistant structures. The electrochemical properties of steels also depend on carbon content and hardening structures

  12. Inhibition of the corrosion of carbon steel in HCl solution by methionine and its derivatives

    Highlights: • The methionine derivatives were good corrosion inhibitors for 1045 carbon steel (CS). • The XPS indicated that the FMOC self-assembled on CS surface by chemisorption. • The Fukui surface distribution and the radial distribution function were used. - Abstract: The self-assembled films of methionine and its derivatives were prepared on a 1045 carbon steel (CS) surface. EIS and potentiodynamic measurements showed that these films could effectively protect CS against corrosion in 0.5 M HCl, with a maximal protection efficiency of 95.01% achieved by FMOC films. An XPS study confirmed that methionine and its derivatives could form films by chemical adsorption on CS. The inhibition mechanism was theoretically investigated through the quantum chemical calculation and dynamic simulation

  13. Effect of the conditions of REM microalloying of steel on the corrosion activity of nonmetallic inclusions

    Movenko, D. A.; Kotel'nikov, G. I.; Pavlov, A. V.; Bytsenko, O. A.

    2015-11-01

    Experimental heats of low-alloy steel are performed under various conditions of rare-earth metal microalloying and aluminum and calcium deoxidation. Electron-probe microanalysis of nonmetallic inclusions and a metallographic investigation of a metal are used to show that, when interacting with water, nonmetallic cerium oxide inclusions do not form hydrates and, correspondingly, are not aggressive. When aluminum, calcium, and cerium additions are sequentially introduced into a melt, a continuous cerium oxide shell forms on calcium aluminates, protects corrosive nonmetallic inclusions against interaction with water, and weakens local metal corrosion.

  14. Corrosion behavior of stainless steel-zirconium alloy waste forms

    Stainless steel-zirconium (SS-Zr) alloys are being considered as waste forms for the disposal of metallic waste generated during the electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The baseline waste form for spent fuels from the EBR-II reactor is a stainless steel-15 wt.% zirconium (SS-15Zr) alloy. This article briefly reviews the microstructure of various SS-Zr waste form alloys and presents results of immersion corrosion and electrochemical corrosion tests performed on these alloys. The electrochemical tests show that the corrosion behavior of SS-Zr alloys is comparable to those of other alloys being considered for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository. The immersion tests demonstrate that the SS-Zr alloys are resistant to selective leaching of fission product elements and, hence, suitable as candidates for high-level nuclear waste forms

  15. Corrosion behavior of stainless steel-zirconium alloy waste forms.

    Abraham, D. P.

    1999-01-13

    Stainless steel-zirconium (SS-Zr) alloys are being considered as waste forms for the disposal of metallic waste generated during the electrometallurgical treatment of spent nuclear fuel. The baseline waste form for spent fuels from the EBR-II reactor is a stainless steel-15 wt.% zirconium (SS-15Zr) alloy. This article briefly reviews the microstructure of various SS-Zr waste form alloys and presents results of immersion corrosion and electrochemical corrosion tests performed on these alloys. The electrochemical tests show that the corrosion behavior of SS-Zr alloys is comparable to those of other alloys being considered for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository. The immersion tests demonstrate that the SS-Zr alloys are resistant to selective leaching of fission product elements and, hence, suitable as candidates for high-level nuclear waste forms.

  16. Alloy steel corrosion kinetics and oxide morphologies in acid chloride environments

    The denting of PWR primary water tubes as a result of corrosive attack of the mild steel support plates has led to extensive research into the mechanism of corrosion and a search for palliatives to ease the problem. In the current design of steam generators the mild steel drilled hole tube support plate has been replaced by one of quatrefoil or trifoil shape made of ferritic stainless steel (12%Cr) to ensure that the plates are less vulnerable to attack in the event of adverse boiler water chemistry. The oxide volume is again approximately twice that of the metal consumed but the corrosion mechanism is different from that of the mild steel in that a duplex oxide is formed consisting of an inner chromium rich (FeCr)3O4 layer surmounted by an outer Fe3O4 layer of similar thickness. This study was initiated to investigate the mechanisms of oxide growth and the transition between protective and rapid linear oxidation in order to validate the use of chromium steels for resistance to acid chloride attack and to establish a confidence margin in terms of chromium content and environment

  17. Effect of B-Mo-W Complex Inhibitor on Corrosion of Mild Steel in 55% LiBr Solution

    Li, Jielan; Liang, Chenghao; Huang, Naibao

    2015-11-01

    The inhibition effects of B-Mo-W complex inhibitor on corrosion of mild steel in 55% LiBr solution were investigated using weight-loss method, electrochemistry tests, SEM, EDX, and XRD. The ingredients of B-Mo-W complex inhibitor included organic phosphonic acid B, Na2MoO4, and Na2WO4. The results revealed that B-Mo-W complex inhibitor was capable of inhibiting the corrosion of mild steel in 55% LiBr solution, exhibiting high inhibition efficiencies around 97.7%. B-Mo-W complex inhibitor promoted the formation of a protective passive film composed of Fe, Mo, W, and O elements. The passive film decreased the corrosion rate, improved the electrochemistry performance, and enhanced anti-corrosion ability of mild steel.

  18. Corrosion testing type HP 9-4-20-steel

    Forged HP 9-4-20 steel exhibits a high yield strength [1240 MPa (180 ksi)], a high fracture toughness (K/sub Ic/) [120 MN/m/sup 3/2/ (110 ksi √in)], in good weldability. The alloy was studied to determine some of its corrosion and stress-corrosion characteristics, especially after welding. Potentiodynamic-polarization studies established that pitting of the steel was most severe when the chloride ion concentration was high and the pH of the solution was low. Higher potentials (approaching 1 V) caused increased corrosion rates also. Pitting of the welded samples was not preferential to any part of the weld and was uniform on both the base metal and weld. Dead-weight stress-corrosion tests demonstrated that welding did not increase susceptibility of the alloy to stress corrosion. The specimens failed in a ductile manner from the increased tensile load as the cross-sectional area was reduced by dissolution of the metal in the corrosive solution

  19. Corrosion of Ferritic-Martensitic steels in high temperature water: A literature Review

    Available literature concerning corrosion of high-chromium ferritic/martensitic steel in high temperature water as reviewed. The subjects considered are general corrosion, effect of irradiation on corrosion, environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) including stress corrosion cracking (SCC), corrosion fatigue and irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC). In addition some investigations about radiation induced segregation (RIS). Are shown in order to know the compositional changes at grain boundaries of these alloys and their influence on corrosion properties. (Author)

  20. Stress corrosion cracking of low steel weldments in LWR environments

    Results obtained at VTT in the ICG-EAC Group bolt-loaded WOL specimen testing round robin for pressure vessel steel weldments in simulated PWR primary water (typical of Loviisa VVER-440 power plant) are presented. Two low alloy type A508 C1.2 steels were tested; one steel had a very low S-content (0.002% S) and the other steel had normal medium S-content (0.008/0.009% S). The low sulphur steel did not show any indication of stress corrosion crack growth, while in one specimen of normal A508 C1.2 steel minor crack extension (less than 1 mm) was locally observed at the precrack tip in the HAZ of the weldment. Crack extension was explained by a water chemistry transient in one phase of the test and the phase of cracking could be related to this occurrence by detailed fractographic examination. Because of difficulties in locating exactly the precrack tip in the HAZ of the weldment, it was observed in the end of the test that precrack tips in various specimens were located either in the weld metal or in the HAZ or in some cases also very close to the fusion line. Thus, this study was also testing the stress corrosion cracking susceptibilities of the various zones of the weldments of low alloy pressure vessel steel A508 C1.2. Stress corrosion crack extension in small amounts was observed only in one HAZ specimen of the normal medium S-content steel

  1. Carbon exchange between steel and sodium as a corrosion phenomenon

    New analytical methods are applied to measure carbon in liquid sodium in the concentration range below 1 μg C/gNa. The carbon exchange between sodium and austenitic steel under decarburising conditions can be understood on the basis of the results of these analyses. The decarburisation of austenitic steel by sodium may cause a corrosive effect of the surface region of the materials. Some tests with the steel no. 1.4948 have demonstrated a reduction of its creep-rupture strength at 550deg C. The corrosion due to decarburisation proceeds slowly, specimens with a larger diameter were not affected, a significant reduction of the creep-rupture strength did not occur. (orig.)

  2. A Corrosion Sensor for Monitoring the Early-Stage Environmental Corrosion of A36 Carbon Steel

    Dong Chen; Max Yen; Paul Lin; Steve Groff; Richard Lampo; Michael McInerney; Jeffrey Ryan

    2014-01-01

    An innovative prototype sensor containing A36 carbon steel as a capacitor was explored to monitor early-stage corrosion. The sensor detected the changes of the surface- rather than the bulk- property and morphology of A36 during corrosion. Thus it was more sensitive than the conventional electrical resistance corrosion sensors. After being soaked in an aerated 0.2 M NaCl solution, the sensor’s normalized electrical resistance (R/R0) decreased continuously from 1.0 to 0.74 with the extent of ...

  3. Mitigation of Mild Steel Corrosion in Acid by Green Inhibitors: Yeast, Pepper, Garlic, and Coffee

    Bikash Kar; Subir Paul

    2012-01-01

    Synthesized organic chemicals, used as inhibitors in mitigating the corrosion of huge quantities of steel articles, pose a major threat to the global environmental problems and health hazards. Naturally occurring products which had been used for natural medication purposes, since the human civilization, are found to inhibit corrosion of steel. Electrochemical studies of the effects of black pepper, garlic, yeast, and coffee on acid corrosion of steel have shown that the corrosion current decr...

  4. Radiation-induced corrosion of 316L stainless steel and carbon steel

    Stainless steel (SS) and carbon steel are common materials used for piping and other components of various process systems in water-cooled nuclear power plants. Some of these systems carry water (or heavy water) into the reactor core. Both materials have advantages and disadvantages. Stainless steel is more resistant to general corrosion under a range of conditions, but it is more expensive and difficult to use. Under oxidizing conditions it is also susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. Carbon steel is cheaper and less susceptible to cracking, but it has acceptable corrosion resistance only under a narrow range of high pH conditions. The corrosion of both types of steel has been studied extensively under normal water conditions. However, their corrosion behaviour with a continuous source of ionizing radiation present has not been equally well established. Corrosion kinetics depend on both the aqueous redox conditions, the water temperature and pH, and the physical and chemical nature of the alloy surface. The high radiation fields present in a reactor core will cause water to decompose into a range of redox-active species (both highly oxidizing (e.g., ·OH, H2O2) and highly reducing (e.g., ·eaq-, ·O2-)). These species can significantly influence corrosion kinetics. The effect of γ-radiation on the corrosion of 316L SS and CS was investigated using a range of electrochemical and surface analyses techniques. Since the corrosion rate depends strongly on the type of oxide that is present on the material surface, the focus of this corrosion study was to establish the mechanism by which radiolysis affects the nature of the oxide that is present on steel surfaces. The results show that at pH 10.6 and room temperature, γ-irradiation increases the corrosion potential on 316L SS from -0.45±0.10VSCE to +0.05±0.10 VSCE and the corrosion potential on CS from -0.65±0.10 VSCE to 0.0±0.10 VSCE. The corrosion potential measured on 316L SS with no radiation present enables the formation of an oxide film with a graded structure from chromite to magnetite (FeCr2O4 - Fe3O4) with Fe II incorporated into a pre-existing Cr2O3 film. With irradiation the corrosion potentials are in the range where further oxidation of Fe3O4 to maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) can occur on both steel surfaces. Maghemite is less soluble and more insulating than chromite and magnetite, and its formation leads to passivation of the surface. The corrosion potentials measured with radiation present are close to the lowest potential at which stress corrosion cracking is known to be initiated in SS at high pHs. Above this potential the oxidation of maghemite-covered magnetite to γ-FeOOH can occur and this leads to film fracture. The iron oxide layer can grow by a fracture and repassivation mechanism. In the presence of a stress in the metal, the film fracture can lead to stress corrosion cracking. A small variation in the aqueous redox environment due to the presence of dissolved impurities (and particularly transition metal ions which will be present in a reactor coolant) may increase the local corrosion potential. Hence, a radiation field could accelerate the initiation of cracking in stainless steel. (authors)

  5. Corrosion of low carbon steel in clay and sea sediments

    A serie of corrosion test have been conducted putting in contact mild steel samples with clay and two types of sea sediments. The test have been performed at 30, 50 and 900C up to a maximum duration time of 220 days. As the tests were performed in a closed system, most of the corrosion arrived in anoxic conditions. After an initial stabilization period corrosion weight losses increase linearly with time. The long term corrosion rate in presence of carbonaceous sediments is significantly higher than that obtained in clay or clay rich sediments. An analysis of the ion diffused in the porous media has shown that all the iron which is corroded in the anoxic condition is released in a soluble form. 11 refs

  6. Mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of dissimilar stainless steel welds

    J. Łabanowski

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of welding on microstructure, mechanical properties, and stress corrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steels butt welded joints.Design/methodology/approach: Duplex 2205 and austenitic 316L steels were used. Butt joints of plates 15 mm in thickness were performed with the use of submerged arc welding (SAW method. The heat input was in the range of 1.15 – 3.2 kJ/mm. Various plates’ edge preparations were applied. Microstructure examinations were carried out. Mechanical properties were evaluated in tensile tests, bending tests and Charpy-V toughness tests. Susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking was determined with the use of slow strain rate tests (SSRT performed in inert (glycerin and aggressive (boiling 35% MgCl2 solution environments.Findings: All tested joints showed acceptable mechanical properties. Metallographic examinations did not indicate the excessive ferrite contents in heat affected zones (HAZ of the welds. It was shown that area of the lowest resistance to stress corrosion cracking is heat affected zone at duplex steel side of dissimilar joins. That phenomenon is connected with undesirable structure of that zone consisted of greater amounts of coarse ferrite grains and acicular austenite precipitates. High heat inputs do not deteriorate mechanical properties as well as stress corrosion cracking resistance of welds.Practical implications: All tested joints showed acceptable mechanical properties. Metallographic examinations did not indicate the excessive ferrite contents in heat affected zones (HAZ of the welds. It was shown that area of the lowest resistance to stress corrosion cracking is heat affected zone at duplex steel side of dissimilar joins. That phenomenon is connected with undesirable structure of that zone consisted of greater amounts of coarse ferrite grains and acicular austenite precipitates. High heat inputs do not deteriorate mechanical properties as well as stress corrosion cracking resistance of welds.Originality/value: Mechanical properties and stress corrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steel welded joints was determined. The zone of the weaker resistance to stress corrosion cracking was pointed out.

  7. Corrosion behaviour of hot dip zinc and zinc-aluminium coatings on steel in seawater

    Yan Li

    2001-08-01

    A comparative investigation of hot dip Zn–25Al alloy, Zn–55Al–Si and Zn coatings on steel was performed with attention to their corrosion performance in seawater. The results of 2-year exposure testing of these at Zhoushan test site are reported here. In tidal and immersion environments, Zn–25Al alloy coating is several times more durable than zinc coating of double thickness. At long exposure times, corrosion rate for the Zn–25Al alloy coating remains indistinguishable from that for the Zn–55Al–Si coating of similar thickness in tidal zone, and is two to three times lower than the latter in immersion zone. The decrease in tensile strength suggested that galvanized and Zn–55Al–Si coated steel suffer intense pitting corrosion in immersion zone. The electrochemical tests showed that all these coatings provide cathodic protection to the substrate metal; the galvanic potentials are equal to – 1,050, – 1,025 and – 880 mV (SCE) for zinc, Zn–25Al alloy and Zn–55Al–Si coating, respectively, which are adequate to keep the steel inside the immunity region. It is believed that the superior performance of the Zn–25Al alloy coating is due to its optimal combination of the uniform corrosion resistance and pitting corrosion resistance. The inferior corrosion performance by comparison of the Zn coating mainly results from its larger dissolution rate, while the failure of the Zn–55Al–Si coating is probably related to its higher susceptibility to pitting corrosion in seawater.

  8. Immunization of type 316 and 304 stainless steels to intergranular stress corrosion cracking by thermochanical treatment

    Thermomechanical treatment associated with carbide stabilizing aging of cold worked material followed by recrystallization heating gave plain standard stainless steels substantial resistance to the intergranular corrosion and cracking in various test environments. IGSCC susceptibility tests on the so treated materials after giving a typical thermal history of simulated welding showed that the treatment worked satisfactorily in type 316 steel over wide range of conditions, while type 304 could be protected to only a limited extent with very closely controlled treatments. The response of the materials to the sensitizing heating in terms of impurity segregation at grainboundaries was also examined by means of microchemical analysis

  9. Chloride induced localized corrosion in simulated concrete pore solution: effect of a phosphate-based inhibitor on the behavior of 304L stainless steel compared to carbon steel

    In this paper, the acoustic emission technique coupled with electrochemical measurements was used to determine, in simulated concrete pore solution (Ca(OH)2), the critical value [Cl-] / [OH-], which prevents the pitting corrosion initiation of AISI 304L austenitic stainless steel, and to compare this critical value with that of the carbon steel in the same medium with and without inhibitor Na3PO4. The results show that for the austenitic stainless steel, the critical threshold of pitting corrosion initiation is around 5, while for carbon steel without inhibitor in Ca(OH)2 solution, it has a low value of about 0.6. However, the presence of the inhibitor Na3PO4 in this solution leads to the formation of a protective phosphate layer on the steel surface, increasing the critical ratio [Cl-] / [OH-] from 0.6 to 15. Under these conditions, the corrosion behavior of carbon steel is improved and, thanks to the blocking of pitting sites by the Na3PO4 inhibitor, it becomes much more resistant to localized corrosion than AISI 304L austenitic steel. (authors)

  10. Corrosion Behaviour of Stainless Steel 304 Electroplated with Zinc Followed by Blue Passivation

    H.B. Sherine; C.C. Rajakumari; S. Rajendran

    2011-01-01

    The corrosion resistance of three stainless steel materials, namely, stainless steel (SS), stainless steel electroplated with zinc (SS-Zn) and stainless steel electroplated with zinc followed by blue passivation (BP), has been evaluated in an aqueous solution containing 3.5% NaCl. A potentiodynamic polarization study and AC impedance spectra have been used to investigate the corrosion behaviour of these metals. The corrosion resistance of these materials in 3.5% NaCl increased in the followin...

  11. Corrosion Behavior of Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steels in Lithium Bromide

    Ayo Samuel AFOLABI; Alaneme, K.K.; Samson Oluwaseyi BADA

    2009-01-01

    The corrosion behavior of austenitic and duplex stainless steels in various concentrations of lithium, bromide solution was investigated by using the conventional weight loss measurement method. The results obtained show that corrosion of these steels occurred due to the aggressive bromide ion in the medium. Duplex stainless steel shows a greater resistance to corrosion than austenitic stainless steel in the medium. This was attributed to equal volume proportion of ferrite and austenite in th...

  12. Evaluation of corrosion mechanisms in glass coating on the steel

    The aim of this research was evaluation of corrosion mechanisms in vitreous coatings on steel. In general, glasses are among of the most durable materials against chemical gents, water and acids. Glass and glass coatings have found extensive applications in chemical industries, mostly as containers for corrosive fluids, liner for chemical reactors as well as electrical insulators and stabilizing of radioactive waste disposals. For better understanding of corrosion mechanisms of glass coating, two enamels, Cobalt Enamel and Free Cobalt Enamel were examined. Chemical durability and corrosion mechanisms of the samples were investigated using weight loss I technique and Fourier Transform Infrared Reflectance . Microstructure of the bubbles and their influence on the corrosion resistance of the coatings were studied using optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy . The results showed that chemical resistance of Free Cobalt Enamel was higher than Cobalt Enamel . The corrosion mechanism of Cobalt Enamel was mainly based on glass network dissolution in acid while in Free Cobalt Enamel, ion exchanging between the alkaline ions from glass and hydronium ions was responsible for the corrosion

  13. The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel in concrete

    The report describes the work of a two year programme investigating the anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel embedded in a range of candidate repository cements and concretes at laboratory ambient temperatures. The factors investigated in the study were the rate of the anaerobic corrosion reaction, the effect of hydrogen overpressure on the reaction rate and the form of the corrosion product. Both electrochemical and sample weight loss corrosion rate measurements were used. The cements and concretes used were prepared both with and without small additions of chloride (2% by weight of mix water). The results indicate that the corrosion rate is low, <1 μm/year, the effect of hydrogen overpressure is not significant over the range of pressures investigated, 1-100 atmospheres, and that the corrosion product is dependent on the cement used to cast the samples. Magnetite was identified in the case of blast furnace slag replacement cements but for pulverised fuel ash and ordinary Portland cements no corrosion product was evident either from X-ray diffraction or laser Raman measurements. (Author)

  14. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in stainless steel heat exchanger

    Huttunen-Saarivirta, E.; Honkanen, M.; Lepistö, T.; Kuokkala, V.-T.; Koivisto, L.; Berg, C.-G.

    2012-06-01

    Corrosion attack in the form of corrosion product tubercles was observed in an AISI 304 (EN 1.4301) stainless steel heat exchanger only after 36 months of service. Failure analyses revealed that in one of the attacked areas corrosion had penetrated the entire wall thickness of 6.2 mm, but in most of the cases it reached the depth of 2-4 mm. In this paper, we report the results from a thorough microstructural characterization of the corroded heat exchanger carried out with optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). Microstructural studies by OM, SEM and XRD revealed a two-phase structure of austenite and ferrite in the bulk material, as well as the preferential attack of the ferrite phase. SEM surface studies disclosed bacteria in and close to the attacked areas. Cross-sectional SEM examinations showed the distribution and composition of corrosion products within and underneath the tubercles. TEM and XRD studies gave information about the amorphous and/or nanocrystalline nature of some of the formed corrosion products. These results are discussed in this paper and, based on them, the main corrosion mechanism for the observed attack is suggested. Further, explanations for the propagation of corrosion along the ferrite phase are presented.

  15. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in stainless steel heat exchanger

    Huttunen-Saarivirta, E., E-mail: elina.huttunen-saarivirta@tut.fi [Laboratory of Materials Characterization, Department of Materials Science, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.B. 589, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland); Honkanen, M.; Lepistoe, T.; Kuokkala, V.-T. [Laboratory of Materials Characterization, Department of Materials Science, Tampere University of Technology, P.O.B. 589, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland); Koivisto, L. [Andritz Oy, Recovery and Power Division, P.O. Box 184, FI-78201 Varkaus (Finland); Berg, C.-G. [Andritz Pulp and Paper, Tammasaarenkatu 1, FI-00180 Helsinki (Finland)

    2012-06-15

    Corrosion attack in the form of corrosion product tubercles was observed in an AISI 304 (EN 1.4301) stainless steel heat exchanger only after 36 months of service. Failure analyses revealed that in one of the attacked areas corrosion had penetrated the entire wall thickness of 6.2 mm, but in most of the cases it reached the depth of 2-4 mm. In this paper, we report the results from a thorough microstructural characterization of the corroded heat exchanger carried out with optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). Microstructural studies by OM, SEM and XRD revealed a two-phase structure of austenite and ferrite in the bulk material, as well as the preferential attack of the ferrite phase. SEM surface studies disclosed bacteria in and close to the attacked areas. Cross-sectional SEM examinations showed the distribution and composition of corrosion products within and underneath the tubercles. TEM and XRD studies gave information about the amorphous and/or nanocrystalline nature of some of the formed corrosion products. These results are discussed in this paper and, based on them, the main corrosion mechanism for the observed attack is suggested. Further, explanations for the propagation of corrosion along the ferrite phase are presented.

  16. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in stainless steel heat exchanger

    Corrosion attack in the form of corrosion product tubercles was observed in an AISI 304 (EN 1.4301) stainless steel heat exchanger only after 36 months of service. Failure analyses revealed that in one of the attacked areas corrosion had penetrated the entire wall thickness of 6.2 mm, but in most of the cases it reached the depth of 2-4 mm. In this paper, we report the results from a thorough microstructural characterization of the corroded heat exchanger carried out with optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). Microstructural studies by OM, SEM and XRD revealed a two-phase structure of austenite and ferrite in the bulk material, as well as the preferential attack of the ferrite phase. SEM surface studies disclosed bacteria in and close to the attacked areas. Cross-sectional SEM examinations showed the distribution and composition of corrosion products within and underneath the tubercles. TEM and XRD studies gave information about the amorphous and/or nanocrystalline nature of some of the formed corrosion products. These results are discussed in this paper and, based on them, the main corrosion mechanism for the observed attack is suggested. Further, explanations for the propagation of corrosion along the ferrite phase are presented.

  17. Corrosion of Aluminized and Uncoated 9-12% Cr Boiler Steels in Simulated Biomass andWaste Combustion Conditions

    Metsjoki, Jarkko; Huttunen-Saarivirta, Elina; Lepist, T.

    2011-04-01

    Coatings are seen a promising way to improve the corrosion resistance of relatively cheap power plant steels to enable higher steam temperatures than currently in use. In this research, 9-12% Cr steels P91 and HCM12A are coated with aluminium diffusion coating by a slurry method and exposed for 336 hours at 833 K and 883 K to atmospheres containing varying amounts of O2, H2O, HCl and SO2. Corrosion behaviour of the coated steels is compared to that of those steels in an uncoated condition. Characterization is performed by weighing, SEM + EDS and XRD. The results show that corrosion resistance of P91 and HCM12A is significantly improved by the aluminium diffusion coating at high temperatures in atmospheres containing HCl and SO2. The corrosion rate of the aluminized specimens slightly increases with increase in test temperature but remains virtually the same irrespective of the composition of the atmosphere. On the other hand, the corrosion rate of the uncoated specimens is dependent on both the atmosphere and the temperature. The steels undergo active oxidation that results in formation of non-protective, thick and layered scales in HCl containing atmospheres. SO2 addition slightly decreases the corrosion rate although it is anyway higher than that in SO2 containing atmosphere without HCl.

  18. The effect of ?-FeOOH on the corrosion behavior of low carbon steel exposed in tropic marine environment

    The atmospheric corrosion performance of carbon steel exposed in Wanning area, which located in the south part of China with tropic marine environment characters, was studied at different exposure periods (up to 2 years). To investigate the effect of ?-FeOOH on the corrosion behavior of carbon steel in high chloride ion environment, rust layer was analyzed by using infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and the rusted steel was measured by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy method. The weight loss test indicated that the corrosion rate of carbon steel sharply increased during 6 months' exposure and gradually reduced after longer exposure. The results of rust analysis revealed that the underlying corrosion performance of the carbon steel was dependent on the inherent properties of the rust layers formed under different conditions such as composition and structure. Among all the iron oxide, ?-FeOOH exerted significant influence. The presence of a monolayer of the rust as well as ?-FeOOH accelerated the corrosion process during the initial exposure stage. EIS data implied that ?-FeOOH in the inner layer was gradually consumed and transformed to ?-Fe2O3 in the wet-dry cycle, which was beneficial to protect the substrate and reduced the corrosion rate

  19. Investigation of adsorption and corrosion inhibition of mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution by 5-(4-Dimethylaminobenzylidene)rhodanine

    Graphical abstract: The corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 0.5 M HCl solution by 5-(4-Dimethylaminobenzylidene)rhodanine was studied using electrochemical and scanning electron microscopy techniques. The studied organic compound has high inhibitory efficiency against mild steel corrosion in 0.5 M HCl solution. -- Highlights: •The inhibitory effect of DABRh on mild steel corrosion was studied in 0.5 M HCl. •The DABRh acts by reducing the rates of both anodic and cathodic reactions. •The inhibitor film is very stable at low anodic and cathodic overpotentials. •Langmuir adsorption isotherm exhibited the best fit to the experimental data. •The adsorption of DABRh is the mixed type of chemical and physical. -- Abstract: The adsorption and corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 0.5 M HCl solution by 5-(4-Dimethylaminobenzylidene)rhodanine (DABRh) were investigated by electrochemical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. It was found that DABRh has high inhibitory efficiency against the corrosion of mild steel in HCl solution. This compound is classified as the mixed type corrosion inhibitor with predominant control of cathodic reaction. The high inhibitory efficiency of DABRh was related with the adsorption of DABRh molecules at the meal/solution interface and a protective film formation. The surface inhibitor film was found to be very stable at low anodic and cathodic overpotentials

  20. Corrosion potential of steel bird shot in dogs.

    Bartels, K E; Stair, E L; Cohen, R E

    1991-10-01

    Each year many dogs are accidentally or purposely wounded with shotguns. When lead pellets were used exclusively in the past, clinical problems from chronically embedded shot seldom developed except for rare cases of lead toxicosis. However, because expended lead shot ingested unintentionally by waterfowl and other avian species is fatal, the US Fish and Wildlife Service mandated exclusive use of steel shot for waterfowl hunting beginning in 1991. To discover the effects of implanted steel shot in a biological system, in vitro and in vivo studies were performed. Severe surface corrosion was evident when steel shot was placed in physiologic saline solution and sterile canine plasma. Eight laboratory dogs were surgically implanted with sterile steel shot in various superficial locations for intervals of 2 to 26 weeks. Corrosion of implants and tissue inflammation was observed in all biopsy specimens examined. It has been shown that steel shot embedded in tissues will corrode and result in a severe inflammatory response. If the accompanying inflammation is complicated by bacterial contamination, foreign body reactions resulting in infected, draining tracts could develop. Veterinarians and dog owners should be aware that treatment and prognosis for wounds caused by steel shot may differ from those for similar wounds caused by lead shot. PMID:1769870