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Corrosion: Materials

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-183-2
Publication date:
2005
Book Chapter

Corrosion of Weathering Steels

By
F.B. Fletcher
F.B. Fletcher
Revising author
Mittal Steel USA
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Published:
2005
Page range:
28 - 34
Publication history
October 03, 2005

Abstract

Weathering steels contain deliberate additions of alloying elements intended to increase the atmospheric corrosion resistance of steel. This article provides an overview of atmospheric corrosion testing. It describes the estimation of the atmospheric corrosion behavior of weathering steels by two methods such as short-term exposure tests and calculation of a corrosion index based on the steel composition. The article highlights some generalities about corrosion mechanisms. Based on the mechanism of atmospheric corrosion resistance of weathering steel, working rules for creating the protective oxide film have evolved. The article also provides case histories that illustrate both the violations of these rules and suggestions on how to avoid certain maintenance problems that may be encountered with weathering steels.

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F.B. Fletcher, 2005. "Corrosion of Weathering Steels", Corrosion: Materials, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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