• Thomas F. O’Brien
  • Tilak V. Bommaraju
  • Fumio Hine


Corrosion is a multibillion dollar worldwide problem. In the United States, corrosion is estimated [1] to occur at a rate of 14,000 kg min-1, costing about $200 billion per year. Incidents from corrosion may force shutdowns of chemical plants, the associated penalties in serious situations being financial loss, loss of human life, and damage to the environment. It is for these reasons that all chemical plants emphasize safety and implement safe operations by training plant personnel. Safety management extends into ensuring proper selection of materials of construction, quality control during manufacturing, fabrication, and construction, and routine maintenance during normal plant operations.


Corrosion Rate Carbon Steel Stress Corrosion Crack Corrosion Fatigue Ferritic Stainless Steel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. O’Brien
    • 1
  • Tilak V. Bommaraju
    • 2
  • Fumio Hine
    • 3
  1. 1.Independent Consultant MediaUSA
  2. 2.Independent Consultant Grand IslandNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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