Knovel Corrosion will help safeguard equipment and reduce the US $2.5 trillion annual global cost of corrosion

New Elsevier tool will help organizations protect assets with multidimensional corrosion resources

New York, September 30, 2021

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today launched Knovel Corrosion, a corrosion management tool that addresses critical material selection and corrosion failure analysis needs with reliable answers. The NACE IMPACT study found corrosion currently costs the global economy US $2.5 trillion annually1. The same study suggests that companies could save up to 35% of that cost with better corrosion management. Knovel Corrosion will help engineers and asset managers move from a reactive stance on corrosion to a proactive one, improving profitability and safety. Its coverage spans metals, plastics, elastomers and coatings, with over 1,300 real world case studies and over 5 million corrosion-rate and resistance data points.

Jim Harper, Senior Product Manager for Knovel at Elsevier, said: “Despite the significant economic impact of poorly managed corrosion each year, the culture at many organizations still assumes a reactive stance to corrosion management. If corrosion were more top of mind during materials selection, design and development, companies could mitigate the impact of corrosion and manage it better when it does occur.

“Knovel Corrosion is particularly helpful for those in chemical manufacturing, petrochemicals and process manufacturing with highly diverse environments where high numbers of corrosive media are likely to be running through equipment for extended periods of time. The tool provides detailed data for material selection and problem resolution to empower informed decision making across the enterprise.”

Knovel Corrosion gives engineers and asset managers a broad perspective on corrosion, supporting their design and management activities. Using Knovel Corrosion they can:

  • Increase asset integrity and plant efficiency.
  • Reduce downtime and testing rounds.
  • Improve safety and lower operational risk.
  • Conduct failure analysis and develop mitigation plans.

“Knovel Corrosion helps to foster a culture focused on corrosion management,” added Harper. “By establishing a common language, it enables technical communication and collaboration across the organization, from engineers and scientists to corrosion specialists. Engineers can use the tool to investigate and understand how resistant different materials are to corrosion under various conditions, while utilizing case studies to identify potential issues before they surface.”

Knovel Corrosion is an add-on module to Knovel, an engineering decision support solution that helps engineers solve complex problems efficiently to enhance business performance. Knovel contains in-depth technical references and content from NACE, ASM, Wiley, Elsevier, EFC, CRC, the Nickel Institute and more. Knovel Corrosion will be consistently updated as new content becomes available. Current plans include additional use cases, expansions of plastics degradation data, metals corrosion rate data, calculators – and in 2022 – a Galvanic compatibility tool add-on.

Discover more about corrosion best practices and their impact from corrosion experts at a free 4-hour virtual event, Combatting Corrosion, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

For more information on Knovel Corrosion — including a demo highlighting the search for materials resistant to sulfuric acid — please visit the website.


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