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Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845691875, 9781845694050

Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring

1st Edition

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Hardcover ISBN: 9781845691875
eBook ISBN: 9781845694050
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st February 2008
Page Count: 712
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Table of Contents

Corrosion fundamentals and evaluation techniques. Part 1 Electrochemical techniques for corrosion monitoring: Electrochemical polarization technique: Electrochemical noise methods and harmonic analysis; Zero resistance ammetry and galvanic sensors; The differential flow through cell technique; Potentiometric methods for measuring localised corrosion; Multielectrode systems. Part 2 Other physical or chemical methods for corrosion monitoring: Gravimetric techniques; Radioactivity methods; Electrical resistance techniques; Nondestructive evaluation methods for corrosion monitoring; Hydrogen permeation methods; Rotating cage and jet impingement techniques. Part 3 Corrosion monitoring in particular environments and other issues: Corrosion monitoring in microbial environments; Corrosion monitoring in concrete; Corrosion monitoring in soil; Corrosion monitoring under coatings; Corrosion monitoring under cathodic protection conditions; Remote monitoring and computer applications; Models for predicting corrosion rates. Part 4 Applications and case studies: Corrosion monitoring in engine exhaust systems; Corrosion monitoring in cooling water systems using differential flow through cell techniques; Corrosion monitoring in the pulp and paper industry; Corrosion monitoring in chemical plant using electrochemical noise methods; Corrosion monitoring under cathodic protection conditions using coupled multielectrode probe techniques; Measuring corrosion beneath organic coatings using wire beam electrodes; Corrosion monitoring in pipelines using the field signature method.


Corrosion monitoring techniques play a key role in efforts to combat corrosion, which can have major economic and safety implications. This important book starts with a review of corrosion fundamentals and provides a four-part comprehensive analysis of a wide range of methods for corrosion monitoring, including practical applications and case studies.

The first part of the book reviews electrochemical techniques for corrosion monitoring, such as polarization techniques, potentiometric methods, electrochemical noise and harmonic analyses, galvanic sensors, differential flow through cells and multielectrode systems. A second group of chapters analyses the physical or chemical methods of corrosion monitoring. These include gravimetric, radioactive tracer, hydrogen permeation, electrical resistance and rotating cage techniques. Part II also includes a chapter on the innovative nondestructive evaluation technologies that can be used to monitor corrosion. Part III examines corrosion monitoring in special environments such as microbial systems, concrete and soil, and remote monitoring and model predictions. A final group of chapters includes various case studies covering ways in which corrosion monitoring can be applied to engine exhaust systems, cooling water systems, pipelines, equipment in chemical plants, and other real world systems.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Techniques for corrosion monitoring is a valuable reference guide for engineers and scientific and technical personnel who deal with corrosion in such areas as automotive engineering, power generation, water suppliers and the petrochemical industry.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the range of techniques for corrosion monitoring
  • Specific case studies are included to highlight the main issues
  • A valuable reference guide for engineers, scientific and technical personnel who deal with corrosion


Engineers, scientific and technical personnel who deal with corrosion in such sectors as automotive engineering, power generation and the petrochemical industry


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