Corrosion is a process of decomposition of any atomic component of any iron or steel material.
Routh is a common term that we use to describe the result of corrosion. Smoking forms when:
- iron and oxygen react with water or moisture
- iron, oxygen, chlorine, salt or any other harmful chemicals and substances.
Corrosion and rust are used for the construction of buildings, bridges, infrastructures and automobiles. Rust has a larger mass than the original iron or steel. This can cause a failure of iron structures (eg a bridge) because the rust builds the force that the adjacent sections of the structure fall. This phenomenon, known as rusty smacking.
Rust smacking was the main reason for the collapse of the following structures in the United States:
- Silver Bridge in West Virginia (1967)
- Mianus River Bridge in Connecticut (1983)
- Kinzua Bridge in Pennsylvania (2003)
The bridges are not the only structures of corrosion and rust. In fact, everything made of iron, steel, and metal has to endure rust problems.
Most Americans have their own cars. These cars are subject to extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter months. When poorly maintained and left unchanged, it increases the rust formation capabilities and the car body and engine degradation. Many of our homes are equipped with water heaters and furnaces made of metal. Our concrete paths are provided under steel tiles. They also affect rust problems.
Many believe that corrosion and rust management are more like service work. However, only the rust problems in the United States are cost-effective. Each year, the United States spends about $ 276 billion on corrosion and rust repair. This huge amount includes immediate and indirect costs of mud repairs. Direct costs are divided into two main factors:
- Cost of design, assembly and construction
- Cost of management:
This includes selection of materials (eg, carbon-substituting stainless steel), an additional material that allows to prevent rust formation (eg stainless steel, protective surface cover and rust block) and labor cost, as well as equipment.
Management costs include inspection, maintenance, repair and replacement of rust, inventory, recovery, and loss of productive time.
Some experts believe that shower repairs are part of the maintenance work. The annual cost of renovating the range is too high, which is evident in recent research results. Thus, rust repair and corrosion control should not be classified only as such.
These experts put emphasis on the focus of attention to the destructive and rare problem of rust. Instead of looking for ways to replace rust and removal, we should think more about how to prevent rust from developing. This is because preventative measures are relatively cheaper than rust problems.
Forest repairs and corrosion control will be costly. But with proper planning and rust control technology combined with this conversion, we can definitely reduce our costs for rust repair.