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Main Title Air pollution effects on catastrophic failure of metals /
Author Gerhard, Jon.
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Author Title of a Work
Haynie, Fred H.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher [publisher not identified] ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-650/3-74-009
Stock Number PB 238 290
OCLC Number 08426768
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Corrosion and anti-corrosives
Additional Subjects Corrosion ; Air pollution ; Fatigue(Materials) ; Metals ; Alloys ; Stress corrosion ; Fractures(Materials) ; Hydrogen embrittlement ; Bridges(Structures) ; Towers ; Aircraft ; Telephone lines ; Communication cables ; Economic analysis ; Accidents ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; Metal fatigue
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 660-3-74-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/05/2015
EKBD  EPA-650/3-74-009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/29/2017
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-3-74-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 650/3-74-009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/08/2013
NTIS  PB-238 290 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Air pollutants contribute to the catastrophic failure of metal structures through the mechanisms of stress-corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, and hydrogen embrittlement. The 'Silver Bridge' catastrophe, LORAN tower parts failures, aircraft parts failures resulting in accidents, and communications equipment failures are examples cited that were related to air pollution. An economic analysis of these failures indicated that accompanying injury and loss of life is an annual economic loss to the nation of from $50 million to $100 million.
Prepared by National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. "November 1974." "PB 238 290."