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Corrosion Characteristics of Mild Steel under Different Atmospheric Conditions by Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitors

Harish Kumar1,, Vikas Yadav1

1Material Science & Electrochemistry Lab, Department of Chemistry, Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana, India

American Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. 2013, 1(3), 34-39. DOI: 10.12691/ajmse-1-3-1
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

Mild steel is used as main raw material in fabrication of equipment, chief material of construction and fabrication of weapons. During the storage and transportation conditions, it comes in contact with aggressive environment which leads to decrease in mechanical strength. Four different vapor phase corrosion inhibitors (VPCIs) i.e. N-N-Dimethyl aniline (DMA), Morpholine, Cyclohexyl amine and Hexamethylene imine were tested for mild steel under different corrosive atmospheric conditions at 40°C by Weight Loss, Eschke test, Salt Spray and SEM techniques. All the four VPCIs show very high corrosion inhibition efficiency i.e. 96-98%. The results obtained from corrosion experiments were supported by surface study carried out by SEM technique.

Keywords:

mild steel, atmospheric corrosion, vapor phase corrosion inhibitors, Eschke Test
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