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Corrosion Research

Corrosion research at the RMC has traditionally been focused on the development of new tests and methods for monitoring corrosion damage in laboratory conditions and field situations. This work has been carried for the past two decades in partnership with Defense organizations, industries, and universities of many countries.

Some of the research topics investigated:

  • Inhibitor efficiency

  • Atmospheric corrosion

    • Passive and dynamic corrosion monitoring

    • Modeling: boundary layer diffusion, wind speed and direction,

    • Effects of surface contaminants

  • Erosion corrosion testing in flowing systems

  • Design of corrosion monitoring systems for

    • Flue gas scrubbers

    • Aircraft corrosion

    • Microbiological activity in oil and gas production

  • Design of biofouling control

For the following applications:

  • Naval systems and components

    • Copper nickel alloys

    • Nickel aluminum bronze

    • Monel

    • High strength low alloy steels

  • Oil and Gas industries

    • Gas transmission pipelines

    • Heavy oil recovery

    • Potential surveys

  • Nuclear plants

    • Water chemistry controls

  • Aircraft

    • Selection of materials

    • Surface treatments of aluminum alloys

  • Stainless steel production

  • Electrified transport

The Corrosion Doctors team has pioneered the development of techniques based on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and electrochemical noise (EN) for the most demanding conditions.