Materials Selection and Design

Materials Selection and Design

No material is resistant to all corrosive situations, but materials selection is critical to preventing many types of failures. Examples of potential solutions include metals, plastics, fiberglass, concrete, and other nonmetals.

Factors that influence materials selection are corrosion resistance in the environment, availability of design and test data, mechanical properties, cost, availability, maintainability, compatibility with other system components, life expectancy, reliability, and appearance.

Appropriate system design is also important for effective corrosion control. This can involve the consideration of many factors, such as materials selection; process and construction parameters; geometry for drainage; avoidance or electrical separation of dissimilar metals; avoiding or sealing of crevices; corrosion allowance; operating lifetime; and maintenance and inspection requirements.

Books

Guide to the Use of Materials in Waters

This book is an impartial, state-of-the-art guide to the use of materials in potable and fresh waters, seawater, and industrial waters.

The Corrosion of Duplex Stainless Steels: A Practical Guide for Engineers (E-Book)

Duplex stainless steels (DSSs) were first invented in the early part of the 20th century, but it was not until the 1970s and 80s, with the introduction of argon oxygen decarburization (AOD) melting and the recognition of the benefits of nitrogen additions, that DSSs became attractive for widespread industrial use.

Materials Selection for Hydrocarbon and Chemical Plants

This book describes a systematic procedure for using process and mechanical design information to select materials of construction suitable for a wide range of chemical and hydrocarbon processing plants.

Composite Materials, Volume II: Processing, Fabrication, and Applications

This volume on composite materials fabrication, processing, and future reinforced composite material systems covers the field of materials and engineering, including post-treatment processing of metals, ceramics, polymers, and other engineered materials and describes post-processing and manufacturing of composite materials.

The Selection of Materials for Mineral Processing Operations

This book discusses the basics of how to go about selecting cost effective material for a minerals processing application and captures some of the critical issues that make a materials choice a success or failure.

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, 2nd Edition

The book provides an introduction to the chemistry and physics of solids that act as a foundation to courses in materials science, engineering, chemistry, and physics.

Corrosion and Materials Fundamentals for Engineers in Wastewater Treatment Plants & Collection Systems, 3rd Edition(E-book)

This handbook educates engineers and maintenance personnel who design, operate, and maintain large, multi–stage wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in municipal and industrial service, on the basics of corrosion of metals and degradation of non–metals, including concrete, and how to mitigate them.

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