Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion: Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion

Atmospheric and Media Corrosion of Metals, 1st Edition

By Philip A. Schweitzer, P.E.

CRC Press

752 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

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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