Case studies in marine concentrated corrosion
MetadataShow full item record
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. This paper outlines the problem and analysis techniques in three exemplar case studies of marine concentrated corrosion. The intended audience is failure analysts or forensic engineers, who might occasionally come across examples of concentrated corrosion and are seeking relevant background information. In particular, it demonstrates the advantages in problem identification and solution that can accrue from the use of the highly sophisticated spectrographic instrumentation that is currently available. These techniques include energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) mapping in a scanning electron microscope (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectroscopy. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) is also useful in surface metrology. The main case study presented is one of accelerated low water corrosion (ALWC) on the tubular steel piles of a marina. The paper includes an outline of some of the relevant literature relating to the use of these modern techniques in identifying marine corrosion products.
The following license files are associated with this item: