1st Edition

Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals

By Philip A. Schweitzer, P.E. Copyright 2006
    748 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Understanding corrosion is essential for selecting and maintaining equipment and structural components that will withstand environmental and process conditions effectively. Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion: Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals focuses on the mechanisms of corrosion as well as the action of various corrodents on metals and their alloys. The book is tailored to support specialists studying corrosion in metallic materials or using metallic materials.

    The first chapters describe different forms of metallic corrosion and the effects of atmospheric corrodents such as sulfur-, nitrogen- and chlorine-containing compounds. They also discuss the corrosive effects of weathering conditions and natural media including water, acids, salts, organics, and gases. The remaining chapters are divided into metal types and their alloys. They cover stainless, ferritic, and martensitic steels as well as nickel alloys, copper, copper alloys, aluminum, titanium, zinc, and lead. Each chapter examines the corrosion potential of the material and provides easy-to-use charts that specify their compatibility with selected corrodents. The book also compares the corrosion resistance of nonferrous metals and alloys.

    Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion
    Atmospheric Corrosion
    Corrosion of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels
    Corrosion of Cast Iron and Cast Steel
    Introduction to Stainless Steel
    Corrosion of Stainless Steels
    Ferritic Stainless Steel Family
    Superferritic Stainless Steel Family
    Martensitic Stainless Steel Family
    Austenitic Stainless Steel Family
    Superaustenitic Family of Stainless Steel
    Duplex Stainless Steel Family
    Precipitation-Hardening Stainless Steel Family
    Cast Stainless Steel Alloys
    Nickel and High-Nickel Alloys
    Cast Nickel and Nickel-Based Alloys
    Comparative Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel and High-Nickel Alloys
    Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
    Zinc and Zinc Alloys
    Niobium (Columbian) and Niobium Alloys
    Lead and Lead Alloys
    Magnesium Alloys
    Comparative Corrosion Resistance of Nonferrous Metals and Alloys

    *Most chapters contain Reference sections


    P.E. Schweitzer, Philip A.

    "I can honestly say (not as an admirer of Schweitzer which of course I am) these three volumes are a beauty. The work is a great presentation that is easy on the eye and, even better, simple to understand and refer to! It shall forever remain on my desk for quick reference, till a future revision by Schweitzer replaces it."

    – In Current Engineering Practice