4. Forms of Corrosion

4.2 Uniform Corrosion [1/2]

Uniform Corrosion

It is also called general corrosion. This type of corrosion is not localized at a particular site, but it occurs all over the metallic surface. It involves the uniform thinning of a metal without any localized attack. Corrosion does not penetrate very deep inside but spreads all over. Some familiar examples of uniform corrosion are given below.

1. Rusting of steel pipes exposed to air and himidity.

2. Corrosion of steel buildings and structures.
3. Rusting of automobiles.
4. Corrosion of plants and equipment.