Testing of corrosion in our laboratory is mainly done by exposure testing and/or by electrochemical tests (cyclic polarization measurements). Exposure tests are closest to reality and therefore yield the most accurate corrosion rates. However, exposure tests require longer test times as compared to electrochemical tests. Moreover electrochemical tests yield additional information with regard to e.g. the risk for pitting corrosion, passivation behaviour etc.
Typical issues for which corrosion tests can be performed:
- Material selection
- Testing of corrosion inhibitors
- Existing reactor is used in a new application
- Estimate effects of changes in the process on corrosion
METALogic also offers several corrosion tests for the testing of coatings. Please click here for more information with regard to coating tests.