Corrosion Quick Facts

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion is the degradation of materials due to chemical reactions with their environments.

Corrosion is responsible for accidents, failures, and loss of production

Metallic corrosion is one of the largest single expenses in the US economy
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Direct Costs

(costs incurred by owners/operators, manufacturers, and suppliers)

Inspection
Maintenance
Repairs
Replacement
Back-Up Components
Refurbishment
Loss of productive time

Indirect Costs

(costs incurred by non-owner/operator activities)

Penalties, Litigation
Loss of productivity
Outages
Delays
Failures