Corrosion Localization, Inhibition, and Sensors Lab

1. Lab Description and Capabilities

  • Research and testing in localized corrosion, corrosion inhibition, corrosion sensors, and environmentally assisted cracking
  • Support broad activities of the CPO’s UCC/TCC and industry sponsored projects
  • Provide training and laboratory experience for students including postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students

2. Deliverables

  • Mechanistic study of various forms of localized corrosion, such as pitting, crevice, and interfacial corrosion phenomena
  • Laboratory investigation and predictive modeling for interactions between corrosion inhibitors and metallic materials in corrosive environments
  • Microelectrode and coupled microelectrode array sensor for better corrosion monitoring and assessment in challenging environments
  • Research on stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen induced cracking

3. Major Equipment and Specific Minor Equipment

  • Potentiostat: one multichannel (8) potentiostat, one dual‐channel potentiostat, and one single channel potentiostat
  • Load frame: one 5000 lb. load frame for stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue testing
  • Tensiometer: K100 force tensiometer for contact angle and surface tension measurement
  • UV‐Vis spectrophotometer: solution composition and water quality analysis
  • Rotating system: one rotating cylinder/disk system to study the flow effect
  • Multichannel microelectrode analyzer: special equipment for multielectrode systems and corrosion sensors