STP970: Synthetic Versus Natural Marine Environments for Corrosion Testing

    Money, KL
    Vice president and corrosion scientist, La Que Center for Corrosion Technology, Inc., Wrightsville Beach, NC

    Kain, RM
    Vice president and corrosion scientist, La Que Center for Corrosion Technology, Inc., Wrightsville Beach, NC

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    Comparison of synthetic and natural marine environments is the subject of this paper. The synthetic environments discussed include salt spray or fog, acetic acid salt spray and copper accelerated acetic acid salt spray. Results from corrosion tests conducted in these synthetic or simulated environments are compared to corrosion test results in natural seawater and the marine atmosphere. Laboratory and/or synthetic solutions can and often do rank or predict the relative performance or behavior of a given material, but when their results are compared to the behavior of materials in the natural environment, the investigator must use all of the available data before characterizing performance.

    Keywords:

    synthetic, natural, seawater, marine atmosphere, CASS test, salt spray (fog), stainless alloys, ferric chloride, steel, zinc, and cadmium plating, bronzes


    Paper ID: STP26013S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26013S


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