1. Introduction to Corrosion

1.6 Contributors to Corrosion Studies


The following industries are highly sensitive to corrosion and therefore enforce regular corrosion-prevention measures.

  • Oil
  • Chemical
  • Petrochemical
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Transportation (ground, oceans and air)
  • Defence

Transportation Infrastructure in USA which require regular corrosion maintenance includes

  • 4,000,000 miles of highways
  • 577,000 miles of bridges and
  • 670 Airports
The adjacent figure shows the distribution of damage caused to corrosion in concrete structures.