Trends in corrosion protection of materials
The rapid advances in technologies in various fields have also recorded significant progresses in the field of newer materials as the reliability and effective performance of industrial equipment as well as the associated components mostly depend upon their integrity over specified period.
Though the basic methods of protection of materials like use of corrosion-resistant alloys, application of surface coatings, modification of the environment and application of cathodic protection have largely remained the same, the approaches and techniques adopted in each of these fields have been so advanced that one could today advocate appropriate protection systems with high reliability and performance.
The author presents some of his contributions along with his colleagues in the fields of cathodic protection of vital structures, development of newer coatings for specific applications and new approaches to corrosion monitoring techniques, besides highlighting the corrosion behaviour of some of the heat-treated alloys which are specifically used in such strategic areas as space and defence.
The presentation would also cover briefly some of the techniques that have been employed by the author for better understanding of corrosion and passivation of metals and alloys.
Volume 42 | Issue 6
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