Solvent-based acrylic carbon paint anodes were installed on the north approach spans of the Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport OR) in 1985 and performed well after 15 years. Anodes were inexpensive and repairs easy. Depolarization potentials are consistently above 100 with long-term current densities around 2 mA/m 2. Bond strength remains adequate.
A case history is described involving microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of AISI Type 304L stainless steel piping failure after being in contact with untreated stagnant, low chloride potable water for nine months. Specialized microbiological analysis techniques, including scanning electron and optical cmicroscopy, were used in the failure analysis.
Laboratory exposure testing of carbon steel to water from different regions of the United States, with varying chemistries and chloride content. The results of chemical analyses conducted in the laboratory, including elemental analysis by SEM/EDS and analysis by x-ray diffraction are correlated to water chemistry.
AZ31 (UNS M11311) is a wrought magnesium alloy used in aerospace and automotive applications. In this work, KOH-based electrolytes were used to study the corrosion behavior of AZ31 alloy in highly alkaline environment. The effect of dopants and exposure time on pit initiation was studied via optical and scanning electron microscopy.