Corrosion often works in the dark, in hidden areas where it only becomes noticeable once the problem has reached a critical level when it can turn into an overwhelmingly expensive or even catastrophic situation. A listing of the most important factors should therefore improve the level of awareness on the complexity and interaction of the variables behind most corrosion failures.
Experts will often reduce the complexity of a system and its multiple interactions with an environment by filtering the visual and otherwise available information through their many years of experience. They may then focus an investigation on the most important variables behind a specific corrosion case. (reference)
This section of the Corrosion Doctors Web site will provide some examples and failure cases to illustrate how a better awareness of a corrosion situation could greatly reduces its impact.Our visitors are also encouraged to contribute to this section by providing their own stories to our