SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1995

Atmospheric Corrosion in Ibero-America: The MICAT Project


The Ibero-American Map of Atmospheric Corrosiveness (MICAT) project was set up in 1988 sponsored by the International Ibero-American Programme “Science and Technology for Development (CYTED)”. Fourteen countries are currently involved in the project: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Research is conducted both at laboratories and in a network of 72 atmospheric exposure test sites throughout the Ibero-American region, thus considering a broad spectrum of climatological and pollution conditions. Although with its own peculiarities, the project basically follows the outline of the ISOCORRAG and ICP/UNECE projects, with the aim of a desirable link between the three projects. In the paper the update annual corrosion results are reported. An attempt is also made to correlate corrosion data with meteorological and pollution parameters.

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Morcillo, M
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas, Madrid, Spain
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 257–275
DOI: 10.1520/STP14924S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5302-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2015-0