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Main Title Effect of Specimen Size and Orientation on the Atmospheric Corrosion of Galvanized Steel.
Author Spence, J. W. ; Lipfert, F. W. ; Katz, S. ;
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-DO-6106; EPA/600/A-92/241;
Stock Number PB93-120970
Additional Subjects Corrosion tests ; Atmospheric effects ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; Galvanized steel ; Deposition ; Dry methods ; Metals ; Meteorology ; Surface chemistry ; Environmental effects ; Runoff ; Materials tests ; Coatings ; pH ; Exposure ; Experimental design ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-120970 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 8p
Most of the field data that have been gathered on atmospheric corrosion of metals over the years were obtained from standardized test specimens, for example 10x15 cm coupons mounted at 0 degrees to the horizontal facing south. This practice can provide useful data on the relative corrosion resistance of alternative alloys and coatings, but is not particularly useful with regard to deducing the various mechanisms responsible for these corrosion differences. Mechanistic experiments have traditionally been performed under controlled conditions in test chambers, but such controlled conditions are not necessarily representative of the complex mixtures of pollutants and meteorological conditions that occur in real atmospheres. The data analyzed in this paper were intended to provide mechanistic data for galvanized steel under semi-controlled field conditions at Research Triangle Park, NC, a site that would be considered clean in the context of much of the corrosion data in the literature. These experiments were intended to provide data that would allow surface chemistry and atmospheric processes to be considered separately.