STP970: A Synthetic Environment to Simulate the Pitting Corrosion of Copper in Potable Waters

    Goodman, PD
    Materials engineer, principal materials engineer, and materials engineerSenior Research investigator, BNF Metals Technology Center, Grove LaboratoryCookson Group PLC, WantageGreenford, OxfordshireMiddlesex

    Lucey, VF
    Materials engineer, principal materials engineer, and materials engineerSenior Research investigator, BNF Metals Technology Center, Grove LaboratoryCookson Group PLC, WantageGreenford, OxfordshireMiddlesex

    Maselkowski, CR
    Materials engineer, principal materials engineer, and materials engineerSenior Research investigator, BNF Metals Technology Center, Grove LaboratoryCookson Group PLC, WantageGreenford, OxfordshireMiddlesex

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    The BNF rapid test to assess the ability of water to support the pitting corrosion of copper is described. The test cell provides an environment that simulates conditions that, in service, lead to the pitting of copper. The mode of operation is explained in terms of copper corrosion mechanisms elucidated by investigations carried out at BNF. The development of a synthetic water capable of supporting the pitting corrosion of copper is also described.

    Keywords:

    copper, local corrosion, pitting, crevice corrosion, electrochemical techniques


    Paper ID: STP26010S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26010S


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