Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Wind Power Structures in Marine Environments

Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Wind Power Structures in Marine Environments

Volume 1: Introduction and Corrosive Loads

1st Edition - July 8, 2022

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  • Author: Andreas Momber
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857420

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Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Wind Power Structures in Marine Environments: Volume 1: Introduction and Corrosive Loads offers the first comprehensive review on corrosion and corrosion protection of offshore wind power structures. The book provides extensive discussion on corrosion phenomena and types in different marine corrosion zones, including the modeling of corrosion processes and interactions between corrosion and structural stability. The book addresses important design issues, namely materials selection relative to performance in marine environments, corrosion allowance, and constructive design. Active and passive corrosion protection measures are emphasized, with special sections on cathodic corrosion protection and the use of protective coatings. Seawater related issues associated with cathodic protection, such as calcareous deposit formation, hydrogen formation and fouling, are discussed. With respect to protective coatings, the book considers for the first time complete loading scenarios, including corrosive loads, mechanical loads, and special loads, and covers a wide range of coating materials. Problems associated with fouling and bacterial-induced corrosion are extensively reviewed. The book closes with a chapter on recent developments in maintenance strategies, inspection techniques, and repair technologies. The book is of special interest to materials scientists, materials developers, corrosion engineers, maintenance engineers, civil engineers, steel work designers, mechanical engineers, marine engineers. Offshore wind power is an emerging renewable technology and a key factor for a cleaner environment. Offshore wind power structures are situated in a demanding and challenging marine environment. The structures are loaded in a complex way, including mechanical loads and corrosive loads. Corrosion is one of the major limiting factors to the reliability and performance of the technology. Maintenance and repair of corrosion protection systems are particularly laborious and costly.

Key Features

  • Explores the literature between 1950 and 2020 and contains over 2000 references
  • Offers the most complete monograph on the issue
  • Covers all aspects of corrosion protection in detail, including coatings, cathodic protection, corrosion allowance, and constructive design, as well as maintenance and repair
  • Delivers the most complete review on corrosion of metals in marine/offshore environments
  • Focuses on all aspects of offshore wind power structures, including foundations, towers, internal sections, connection flanges, and transformation platforms


Material scientists, materials developers, corrosion engineers, maintenance engineers, civil engineers, steel work designers, mechanical engineers, marine engineers, chemists, chemical engineers, structural engineers, engineering consultants, surface technicians

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 
     1.1 Offshore wind power structures  
    1.2  Corrosion as an economical parameter  
    1.3  Corrosion as a design parameter  
    1.4  Corrosion protection   

     2.1  Electrochemistry  
    2.2  Corrosion systems    
    2.3  Types of corrosion  
    2.4  Corrosion effects and damages   
    2.5  Corrosion models  
    2.6  Atmospheric marine corrosion  
    2.7  Corrosion in the splash zone  
    2.8  Corrosion in the intermediate (tidal) zone  
    2.9  Corrosion in seawater  
    2.10  Corrosion in sediment/seawater  
    2.11  Corrosion in soil/sediments  
    2.12  Corrosion in compartments   
    2.13  Corrosion under insulation  
    2.14  Corrosion in dissimilar corrosive environments  
    2.15  Pitting corrosion  
    2.16  Crevice corrosion  
    2.17  Corrosion fatigue  
    2.18  Mechanically induced corrosion   
    2.19  Corrosion-erosion  
    2.20  Correlation between laboratory data and field data  

    3.1  Introduction  
    3.2  Macro-fouling  
    3.3  Biofilms  
    3.4  Sulphate-reducing bacteria (RSB)   
    3.5  Effects of SRB on coating performance   
    3.6  Fungal attack  
    3.7  Antifouling coatings  

Product details

  • No. of pages: 774
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857420

About the Author

Andreas Momber

Andreas Momber is the head of R&D of a surface protection service company which focusses on marine applications. He has over twenty years experience in surface protection and has managed numerous funded projects with respect to marine and offshore wind corrosion. Dr. Momber is a regular contributor to relevant conferences, workshops, meeting etc. on offshore wind power. Research on universities in the US, Australia, Germany and UK on surface technology. He has published over 200 scientific papers, as well as several well-known works including: Hydroblasting and Coatings of Steel Structures and Hydrodemolition of Concrete Surfaces and Reinforced Concrete. Dr. Momber is an active member of NACE, SSPC and GFKORR.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Geo-Resources and Materials Technology, University of Aachen, Germany

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