Interactive Resource icon  Corrosion Prevention & Control: Design Guidelines

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Description: Together with incorrect application of protective treatments and unawareness of corrosion risks, material selection and design faults rank very high in the reasons for failure by corrosion. Important rules which apply to selection of materials and design for a metal construction include: avoid contact between different metals or ensure that fasteners or bolts are more noble than the structural parts to minimise galvanic effects; avoid crevices or liquid traps in the design; avoid in liquid flow constructions: turbulence effects causing erosion damage and direct impingement or splashing of corrosive liquid. This exercise explores all these rules applied to different designs.
Keywords: material selection • design • construction • galvanic effects • liquid flow • crevices • traps • turbulence • impingement
Categories: Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation
Science approaches > Corrosion & degradation > Corrosion protection
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Applications > Construction
Other topics > Design
Created by: MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Steven Meijers, Corus
Carlos Caicedo-Martinez, Corus
Contributions: Andreas Blistein, Alcan
Herman Terryn, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Iris De Graeve, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Marc Ryckeboer, Sapa
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 28 January 2005
Date added: 07 July 2010
Resource ID: 2880