Engineering Tools for Corrosion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081024249, 9780081024256

Engineering Tools for Corrosion

1st Edition

Design and Diagnosis

Authors: Luciano Lazzari
eBook ISBN: 9780081024256
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081024249
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st August 2017
Page Count: 188
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Table of Contents

  1. Statistical Analysis of Corrosion Data
  2. 1.1 Management of Corrosion Data

    1.2 Extreme Value Distributions (Gumbel, Weibull)

    1.3 Time-dependent data

    1.4 Summary

    1.5 Appendix

  3. Basic Principles
  4. 2.1 Corrosion Reactions

    2.2 Electrochemical Mechanism

    2.3 Stoichiometry (Faraday’sLaw)

    2.4 Thermodynamic Conditions

    2.5 Kinetics of Aqueous Corrosion

    2.6 Summary

    2.7 Appendix

    2.8 References

  5. Uniform Corrosion
  6. 3.1 Model for Acidic Corrosion

    3.2 Aerated Solutions

    3.3 Summary

    3.4 Appendix

    3.5 References

  7. Localized Corrosion
  8. 4.1 Macrocell

    4.2 Throwing Power

    4.3 Surface Area-ratio

    4.4 Galvanic Corrosion

    4.5 Differential Aeration

    4.6 Intergranular Corrosion

    4.7 Summary

    4.8 Appendix

    4.9 References

  9. Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

5.1 Initiation Stage for Pitting

5.2 Initiation Stage for Crevice

5.3 Propagation

5.4 Summary

5.5 Appendix

5.6 Case Studies

5.7 References

6. Computer Modelling

6.1 Electrochemical Models

6.2 Field Equations

6.3 Macrocell

6.4 Boundary Conditions

6.5 FEM and BEM methods

6.6 Summary

6.7 Appendix

6.8 References

7. Corrosion in Water, Soil and Air

7.1 Freshwater

7.2 Seawater

7.3 Flow-enhanced Corrosion

7.4 Soil

7.5 MIC (Microbiological Induced Corrosion)

7.6 Corrosive Atmospheres

7.7 Summary

7.8 Appendix

7.9 References

8. Testing

8.1 Classification of Corrosion Tests

8.2 Intensification Index


Engineering Tools for Corrosion: Design and Diagnosis proposes models and equations derived from theory. It includes discussions of the estimation of main corrosion parameters for corrosion rate, electrochemical constraints, thresholds limits and initiation time. The algorithms proposed are the conjugation of theory and engineering practice resulting from research and professional activities carried out by the author for almost four decades.

Key Features

  • Presents a rational approach to the corrosion prediction and evaluation dilemma
  • Illustrates new models and algorithms for quantitative estimation of corrosion related factors and parameters
  • Includes the design and interpretation of accelerated corrosion tests


Corrosion engineers, materials scientists, researchers in the areas of oil and gas, chemical and refinery, industrial plants


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About the Authors

Luciano Lazzari Author

Luciano Lazzari was a professor in materials and corrosion engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, until 2015. He has continued his professional activity at Cescor srl ( which began in 1986 and where he serves as the current president of the company. His research interests include corrosion in the oil & gas industry and the natural environment, cathodic protection, ac-induced corrosion, and material selection. He is currently a member of the European Federation of Corrosion and NACE International.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Material Engineering and Corrosion Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy