What is corrosion resistance?
Corrosion resistance refers to the ability of a material to withstand the damaging effects of corrosion, which is the gradual deterioration or degradation of a material due to chemical reactions with its surrounding environment. Corrosion can occur when metals and alloys come into contact with substances like water, air, acids, or salts.
How to select materials for corrosion resistance?
To select materials for corrosion resistance it is important to assess the corrosive environment (temperature, humidity, corrosive substances), identify suitable materials with inherent or engineered corrosion resistance and consider the material’s compatibility, cost, and performance requirements. Finally it is recommended to conduct tests or consult experts if needed for specific applications.