The corrosion of aluminum /
Forms of corrosion of aluminum
There are many forms of corrosion of aluminium : corrosion by pitting, threadlike corrosion, lamination corrosion, galvanic corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion under fallout, etc.
The form and intensity of the corrosion of aluminium depends on several factors, such as :
- The nature of the aluminium alloy, for example, although all aluminium alloys are susceptible to corrosion by pitting, they are not all susceptible to stress corrosion.
- The construction arrangements are very important and areas of moisture retention, recesses, overlapping, etc. must be avoided.
- The environment : humidity, water, sea water, chemical products, dust, urban, industrial or marine atmosphere, etc.
- Conditions of service unsuitable for aluminium or poorly controlled.
Recognising the form of corrosion is essential to establish the cause of the corrosion of aluminium and its possible remedy. This requires an expert on corrosion.
caused by contact of aluminium with another metal in a humid or wet environment has often been considered incorrectly as prohibited. Experience shows that this risk can easily be prevented. It requires an expert on corrosion.