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Crevice corrosion involves three fundamental types of processes such as electrochemical reactions, homogeneous chemical reactions, and mass transport. This article describes the critical factors of crevice corrosion, including crevice geometry, material, environment, crevice corrosion stifling, and pitting relationships. It explains the crevice corrosion of stainless steel, nickel alloys, aluminum alloys, and titanium alloys with examples. The article reviews the types of testing methods that have been developed for differentiating and ranking the resistance of alloys toward crevice corrosion. It also presents the strategies for the prevention of crevice corrosion or lessening its effects, such as design awareness, use of inhibitors, and electrochemical control methods.
Pardo, E. Otero, M. Merino, M. Utrilla, F. Localized corrosion resistance pitting and crevice corrosion of two high-alloy stainless steels superduplex and superaustenitic was studied in solutions with chloride concentrations of , , , and 6, ppm at pH values ranging from 2 to 6. Critical temperatures for pitting and crevice corrosion were calculated for these test media using electrochemical techniques continuous current. From results obtained for cyclic polarization, the critical pitting temperature CPT and critical crevice temperature CCT of these materials in the different test media were determined.
What is pitting corrosion? Pitting Corrosion is the localized corrosion of a metal surface confined to a point or small area, that takes the form of cavities. Pitting corrosion is one of the most damaging forms of corrosion. Pitting factor is the ratio of the depth of the deepest pit resulting from corrosion divided by the average penetration as calculated from weight loss. The following photo shows pitting corrosion of a SAF duplex stainless steel after exposure to 3. What materials are susceptible to pitting corrosion? The resulting pits can become wide and shallow or narrow and deep which can rapidly perforate the wall thickness of a metal.
What is crevice corrosion? Crevice Corrosion refers to the localized attack on a metal surface at, or immediately adjacent to, the gap or crevice between two joining surfaces. The gap or crevice can be formed between two metals or a metal and non-metallic material. Outside the gap or without the gap, both metals are resistant to corrosion. How to identify crevice corrosion? The damage caused by crevice corrosion is normally confined to one metal at localized area within or close to the joining surfaces.
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The main difference between pitting and crevice corrosion is the geometry of the corrosion site. Whereas pitting corrosion occurs across the surface of a component, crevice corrosion is associated with a crevice, be that one that forms around a fastener, washer or joint, in a sharp corner or in an area where the flow of a liquid is slowed i. If a corrosion pit is allowed to continue to corrode, in effect it forms its own crevice and the rate of corrosion will accelerate as the conditions within the pit become more aggressive.
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DeForce, Brian S. The localized corrosion resistance of stainless steels and nickel alloys is primarily due to alloying elements. This paper compares the effect of these elements in pitting and crevice corrosion.
In a previous post, we discussed the basics of corrosion -- from the fundamental chemical reaction to the types of environments in which corrosion can occur. As corrosion most often occurs in aqueous environments, we now explore the different types of degradation a metal can experience in such conditions:. Uniform corrosion is considered an even attack across the surface of a material and is the most common type of corrosion. It is also the most benign as the extent of the attack is relatively easily judged, and the resulting impact on material performance is fairly easily evaluated due to an ability to consistently reproduce and test the phenomenon.
Introduction to Corrosion Science is suitable for a one-semester course in corrosion science at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level for students that do not have backgrounds in electrochemistry but have taken introductory courses in materials science or physical chemistry. The text follows the approach of a physical chemist or materials scientist and is geared toward students of physical chemistry, materials science, and engineering. In addition, practicing corrosion engineers and materials engineers will find useful information that will broaden their understanding of the fundamental principles of corrosion science.
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