STP1194

    Corrosion Prediction from Accelerated Tests in the Chemical Process Industries

    Published: Jan 1994


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    Abstract

    Increasing pressures to move products and processes quickly out of the laboratory coupled with decreased resources for making materials evaluations have forced greater reliance on accelerated tests for making lifetime predictions. This paper discusses how combining both electrochemical and non-electrochemical tests can enable successful lifetime predictions to be made when testing must be limited. Examples are used to show that appropriate use of these tools when combined with experience which may be captured in an artificial neural network, enables the corrosion practitioner to overcome the dilemma of having to make important materials decisions from insufficient data.

    Keywords:

    corrosion, corrosion testing, electrochemical tests, polarization scans, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, immersion tests, rotating cylinder electrode, artificial neural networks, chemical process industries


    Author Information:

    Silverman, DC
    Fellow, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO


    Paper ID: STP24876S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24876S


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