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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

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Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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Corrosion in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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813 - 819
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October 11, 2006


This article discusses the materials of construction found in pharmaceutical production facilities. The materials discussed are different stainless steels, nickel and nickel-base alloys, titanium, zirconium, impervious graphite, fluoropolymers, and glass-lined steel. The article describes the three primary causes of failure in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals: embedded iron, failures of glass linings, and corrosion under thermal insulation.

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2006. "Corrosion in the Pharmaceutical Industry", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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