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Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion
Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals

ISBN 9780849382437
Published December 22, 2006 by CRC Press
752 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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