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Interesting Facts About Corrosion

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  • Corrosion is a natural mechanism that occurs to all metals

  • There are 6 main types of corrosion

  • Corrosion failures cost the world in excess of over $2 trillion dollars

  • Corrosion can result even in the absence of oxygen

  • Corrosion protection is best addressed in the design stage

  • Cathodic protection works to make the corrosion reaction thermodynamically unfavorable 

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Towers, Corrosion & Sustainability - Part 3

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Cathodic protection is an extremely powerful technology in that it has the power to almost completely stop corrosion on the structure it is deployed on. Most corrosion protection methods are passive in nature – such as paints. Cathodic protection is very much active. It attacks the corrosion problem at its heart.

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