Accession Number : AD0659978

Title :   SEAWATER CORROSION STUDIES OF EMISSIVELY-COATED HAYNES 25: RADIOACTIVE TRACER TECHNIQUES,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kubose,Donald A. ; Goya,Harry A. ; Lai,Ming G. ; Cordova,Herman I.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Corrosion rates of uncoated, half- and completely-emissively-coated Haynes 25 have been measured in seawater by use of radioactive tracer techniques. The corrosion rates observed for the (1) uncoated and (2) half- and completely-coated specimens were nominally 0.000003 and 0.0001 mil per year (mpy), respectively. It was established that the observed corrosion rates of the half- and completely-coated specimens were due entirely to corrosion of Haynes 25 and not to the corrosion of the emissive coating. The higher corrosion rates were attributed primarily to the fact that the actual surface area of the Haynes 25 was much larger than the geometric surface area because of surface preparation prior to application of the emissive coating. A re-examination of the corrosion rate based upon the amounts of cobalt and chromium released to the seawater indicated that the previously reported differential leaching of these components of Haynes 25 was an experimental artifact due to errors in counting extremely low amounts of chromium-51. Present observations show that the cobalt-and-chromium-based corrosion rates are the same and agree with the previous cobalt-based corrosion rate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COBALT ALLOYS, *CORROSION), CHROMIUM ALLOYS, TUNGSTEN ALLOYS, NICKEL ALLOYS, IRON ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, SEA WATER, RADIOACTIVATION ANALYSIS, TRACER STUDIES, COATINGS

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE