Special Issue "Corrosion Monitoring and Control"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Prof. Dr. Robert J. K. Wood
Engineering and the Environment Department, University of Southampton, Highfield Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Phone: +(023) 8059 4881
Fax: +(023) 8059 3230
Interests: surface engineering and tribology; electrostatic monitoring of lubricated contacts; corrosion monitoring; high energy erosion of CVD diamond and other hard coatings
As corrosion continues to cost industries considerable sums of money and threaten safe operations as well as limit technological development there has been a renewed effort to use modern technologies to combat corrosion and to detect it. Early detection can allow alleviation technologies to be deployed or to initiate timely and cost effective maintenance. Sensing technologies and miniaturisation of systems with energy harvesting as well as remote data streaming can allow monitoring of corrosion in structures and equipment without the need for expensive retrofits or design concepts. This special issue, therefore, will look at modern trends in corrosion control capabilities and corrosion sensing. It will highlight the uptake of modern technologies such as advanced material and coating selection, new self-healing and smart technologies, cathodic protection and inhibitor performance as well as multifunctional coatings for corrosion sensing, electrochemical sensors, microelectrode arrays and microfluidic sensors for monitoring corrosion. Electrochemical sensors, for example, are becoming increasingly important as they can provide data on both general and localised corrosion which in turn allows corrosion to be treated as a real-time process variable. Using such sensor data effectively can play an important role in the optimisation of plant operations as real-time corrosion rates can be correlated with key process parameters which can be used to inform operations. This allows continuous process optimisation by minimising corrosion rates while maximising equipment usage, production rates and plant safety. Such sensing data can also be used as part of a condition monitoring system and used to trigger inspection or maintenance.
Therefore, the special issue covers solutions covering a wide range of industrial sectors.
Prof. Dr. Robert J. K. Wood
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- corrosion sensors
- corrosion resistant coatings
- corrosion inhibitors
- electrochemical sensing
- self-healing systems