How to Conduct a Corrosion-related Failure Analysis

Conducting a root cause analysis to identify the exact cause of a failure of a material due to corrosion, and to determine appropriate remedies, requires a detailed and thorough analysis. Failure analysis experts can be involved at any point of a product's life cycle including the design, manufacturing, service, and ultimately, when a part of the product fails due to corrosion. In this article, Les Boulton gives a brief outline of the corrosion failure analysis process.


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