STP1000: Corrosion Evaluation Information Dissemination Via Computers

    Sturrock, CP
    NACE Engineering Software Senior Manager and Director, NACE-NIST Corrosion Data Center, Gaithersburg, MD

    Anderson, DB
    NACE Engineering Software Senior Manager and Director, NACE-NIST Corrosion Data Center, Gaithersburg, MD

    Krisher, AS
    Executive director, Materials Technology Institute of the Chemical Process Industries, Inc., St. Louis, MO

    Lee, TS
    Executive director, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Houston, TX

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    Recent advances in information processing technology have made it possible to evaluate and counter corrosion problems using computer programs as sources of reference or advisory information. Since 1982 the Corrosion Data Program of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have produced jointly a number of corrosion databases containing useful reference information. More recently, initiatives undertaken by the Materials Technology Institute of the Chemical Process Industries, Inc. (MTI), in conjunction with the NACE-NIST Corrosion Data Program, have yielded a diverse set of materials advisory programs. The first of a series of modules providing advice on materials selection for handling hazardous chemicals has been in use by the MTI representative companies since May 1989. Distributed by NACE as CHEM∙COR 1, this program suggests materials for equipment in concentrated sulfuric acid environments. A separate project involving MTI-NACE-NIST is underway to deliver an advisory program developed by corrosion experts that assesses the likely corrosion behavior of stainless alloys in a wide range of aqueous environments. Finally, MTI and NACE-NIST are separately involved in developing a number of other computer programs that disseminate corrosion information. All of these programs are discussed herein, with particular emphasis on CHEM∙COR 1.

    Keywords:

    corrosion, corrosion data, material selection, expert systems, database


    Paper ID: STP39178S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39178S


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