Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Va.
Pages: 15 Published: Jan 1973
Nonferrous metals are used in a wide variety of applications: architectural and structural uses, as coatings for other metals or materials, as electrical conductors and protective anodes, as packaging foils, and in composite products. Corrosion testing, therefore, is diversified and includes laboratory, field, and service requirements in natural as well as artificial environments. Typical tests range from stress corrosion methods to durability of coatings and include effects of antifoulants, heat treatments, anodized coatings, and weldments. Weathering characteristics are important for not only corrosion considerations but also for reasons of esthetics.
Paper ID: STP37904S