NDT Inspection & Testing

Corrosion Engineering

Inspection & Testing

The aim of Corrosion Engineering is to extend the lifespan of structures, machines, and components, thereby ensuring safety, functionality, and cost-effectiveness.

Corrosion engineers study the causes and types of corrosion, such as uniform corrosion, pitting, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking, among others.

They utilize a variety of techniques to prevent corrosion, such as:

1. Material selection: Choosing materials that are inherently resistant to the types of corrosion they will face in their operating environments.

2. Coatings and linings: Applying protective layers on the material surface to isolate it from the corrosive environment.

3. Cathodic protection: Employing electrochemical techniques to reduce the corrosion rate of a metallic structure.

4. Environmental modification: Changing the environment in which the material operates to make it less corrosive, such as reducing acidity or moisture levels.

5. Design optimization: Modifying the design of components to minimize areas where corrosion is likely to initiate or propagate.

Corrosion engineering is a multidisciplinary field, incorporating elements of materials science, chemistry, physics, and mechanical engineering.

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