Accession Number : AD0625900

Title :   THE OCCURRENCE AND PREVENTION OF CORROSION,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC DIV BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS PEARL HARBOR HAWAII

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Willard E.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The best time to provide protection against corrosion is during the planning, design, and construction stages. This is done through the proper choice of both materials and construction methods. Coatings and cathodic protection of steel may then be called for and used as required. After that, rigid maintenance practices, regularly performed by qualified personnel, are essential in order to realize the great savings which can be accomplished through corrosion mitigation. Whenever underground leaks occur in iron or steel pipes due to external corrosion, it is good insurance to install a magnesium anode at the same time that the leak is repaired. Cathodic protection will usually save many times its installation cost wherever it may be required in corrosive soils or water.

Descriptors :   (*CORROSION, STEEL), (*STEEL, CORROSION), (*CATHODIC PROTECTION, STEEL), MAGNESIUM, COATINGS, NONMETALS, MAINTENANCE, ANODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL)

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE