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Outdoor Atmospheric Corrosion


STP 1421 contains the latest global information on outdoor atmospheric corrosion. Twenty-nine peer-reviewed papers, written by an international group of experts cover:

Prediction of Outdoor Corrosion Performance focuses on prediction of atmospheric corrosion performance from climatic data, particularly in relation to methods being developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Many of the assumptions in developing the ISO methodology are now being reconsidered in the light of recently completed testing, and work continues to improve the models.

Laboratory and Specialized Outdoor Test Methods discusses methods of evaluating the results of outdoor tests and prediction of outdoor performance based on laboratory testing.

Effects of Corrosion Products on the Environment examines the ecological effects of corrosion product runoff, a subject that blends corrosion science, environmental technology, analytical chemistry, and politics. Contributions from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and the U.S. Department of Energy reflect a growing concern in developed countries for the ecological effects of dissolved metals.

Long-Term Outdoor Corrosion Performance of Engineering Materials documents the actual long-term outdoor behavior of various materials, including metallic-coated steels, low-alloy weathering steels, stainless steels, nickel-based alloys, and painted aluminum. This section includes reports of the 21-year results of the 1976 ASTM outdoor atmospheric corrosion test programs of metallic-coated steel sheet and nickel-based alloys, and the development of a new ASTM corrosion index for estimating relative corrosion resistance from composition.

STP 1421 is a valuable resource for engineers and scientists interested in the latest developments in outdoor atmospheric corrosion and related issues.

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