Contact Information

Yi-Ming Pan, Ph.D.
(210) 522-6640
ypan@swri.org

High-Temperature Oxidation & Corrosion Processes

Image: Microbalance system for studying high-temperature oxidation and corrosion Image: Microbalance system for studying high-temperature oxidation and corrosion

Microbalance system for studying high-temperature oxidation and corrosion


Image: Cross section through the scale produced on Alloy 22 after 120 hours oxidation Image: Cross section through the scale produced on Alloy 22 after 120 hours oxidation

Cross section through the scale produced on Alloy 22 after 120 hours oxidation at 850°C. [1,562°F]: (top) scanning electron microscope backscattered electron image; and (bottom) concentration profiles of oxygen, chromium, iron, nickel, molybdenum, and tungsten along the line of traverse

High-temperature oxidation and corrosion play an important role in the selection of materials for geological and aerospace applications. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) provides technical assistance for:

Corrosion Process Facilities and Equipment

State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and extensive computer modeling capabilities, as well as plant-site investigations and monitoring, are used to meet client needs.

High-temperature oxidation and corrosion kinetics can be monitored using a state-of-the-art continuous-recording microbalance. Our thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) system has a heating furnace with 1,700°C temperature capability, and is supported by an associated data acquisition and analysis system. Staff have extensive experience in evaluating high-temperature oxidation and corrosion mechanisms, as well as in the development of protective coatings to mitigate materials degradation.

Related Terminology

high-temperature oxidation  •  corrosion processes  •  oxidation  •  sulfidation  •  nitridation  •  molten salt corrosion  •  protective coatings

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04/15/14