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51317--9571-Reflections on 70 Years of Marine Corrosion Research and Testing Inspired by Francis L. LaQue

This paper reflects on Francis L. LaQue 's pioneering approach that allowed testing in real-world marine environments and generation of comprehensive, practical data over nearly seven decades. These data are still widely referenced and used in materials selection for marine environments.

 

Product Number: 51317--9571-SG
ISBN: 9571 2017 CP
Author: Robert Kain
Publication Date: 2017
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Those presently engaged in marine corrosion as well as other aspects of corrosion rely on their collective experiences and those shared by others in dealing with present day challenges. While certainly not the first to recognize or investigate materials performance in seawater and coastal environs F. L. LaQue is perhaps the most respected for inspiring vast amounts of research and testing in this field and equally as important the sharing results thereof. Commencing in 1935 with the support of the International Nickel Company (INCO) and the Ethly Dow Corporation LaQue drew others into identifying critical areas of concern and establishing test programs to address the causes and prevention of corrosion and other material degradation in marine environments.In the ensuing years expansion of seawater and marine atmospheric test facilities at Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach NC (USA) greatly enabled the exposure and subsequent assessment of tens of thousands of test specimens. Primarily for the benefit of those newin the field of corrosion this paper reflects on the origins of the LaQue inspired activity and provides examples in several key areas spanning 7 decades.co- authorB. S. Phull

Key Words: seawater, marine atmosphere, testing in natural environments, forms of corrosion, biofouling

Those presently engaged in marine corrosion as well as other aspects of corrosion rely on their collective experiences and those shared by others in dealing with present day challenges. While certainly not the first to recognize or investigate materials performance in seawater and coastal environs F. L. LaQue is perhaps the most respected for inspiring vast amounts of research and testing in this field and equally as important the sharing results thereof. Commencing in 1935 with the support of the International Nickel Company (INCO) and the Ethly Dow Corporation LaQue drew others into identifying critical areas of concern and establishing test programs to address the causes and prevention of corrosion and other material degradation in marine environments.In the ensuing years expansion of seawater and marine atmospheric test facilities at Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach NC (USA) greatly enabled the exposure and subsequent assessment of tens of thousands of test specimens. Primarily for the benefit of those newin the field of corrosion this paper reflects on the origins of the LaQue inspired activity and provides examples in several key areas spanning 7 decades.co- authorB. S. Phull

Key Words: seawater, marine atmosphere, testing in natural environments, forms of corrosion, biofouling

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