Corrosion Matrix

How to Fight Specific Corrosion

Corrosion Matrix

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If the potentially high cost of product failure is important to you, it is necessary to understand the specifics of corrosion and the options for fighting corrosive damage.

To better understand this matrix, let's look at an example of how to measure possible corrosion applications.

Severity of Corrosion

This scale describes different corrosive environments. Its five categories are as follows:

  1. Dry indoor location and/or outdoor location in a rural environments.
  2. Outdoor location in a heavy industrial environment.
  3. Wet location with minimal chemical exposure.
  4. Wet location with moderate chemical exposure.
  5. Wet location with salts, acids, and alkalines exposures.

Consequences of Failures

This will describe what may happen as a result of the failure of any system due to corrosion damage. Its five categories are as follows:

  1. None. Failure will not affect safety or operations.
  2. Increased maintenance costs will be incurred.
  3. Production/operations capacity will be impaired.
  4. Production/operations will stop.
  5. Operations/Human Safety at risk due to catastrophic failure of application.