What Is Corrosion! And Here Is How Can You Prevent It?

To begin with, here are some of the different types of corrosion:

  • Uniform Corrosion
  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Crevice Corrosion
  • Intergranular Corrosion
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Galvanic Corrosion

What Is Uniform Corrosion?

You can also call this general corrosion because it is the most common type of corrosion. It takes place on the metal component’s entire surface and takes place uniformly, hence the name. You can quickly notice, evaluate and prevent it.

What Is Pitting Corrosion?

Then comes pitting corrosion which is the most destructive on the list. Because it creates a cavity within the metal structure, it cannot be recognized externally. The loss of metal makes it difficult for the structure to hold. As a result, the structure may fall.

What Is Crevice Corrosion?

The third on the list is crevice corrosion which can only happen in places where you can not find oxygen. It occurs in areas with lower temperatures. With proper joint designs, you could minimize if not control crevice corrosion completely.

What Is Intergranular Corrosion?

Intergranular corrosion takes place when there are impurities present on the boundaries of the surface. The naked eye can spot it with ease.

What Is Stress Corrosion Cracking?

The next is stress corrosion cracking, which occurs when tensile stress is present in a corrosive environment. Unlike other types of corrosion, this particular type requires high temperatures. Commonly found at manufacturing plants, stress corrosion is challenging to spot. Most of the component’s surface is unharmed in stress corrosion, but few cracks may have appeared in the microstructure.

What Is Galvanic Corrosion?

The last type is galvanic corrosion. This happens when two different metals with different electrochemical properties are kept together in an electrolytic environment. Always be cautious when choosing different meals that are supposed to be in the same environment is advised.

If you are looking to learn more about corrosion and how you can prevent it, contact Fort Bend Steel Supply now or call us at 281-499-5800

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