To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

In situ study on the influence of bicarbonate, chloride and outer electrode potential on crevice corrosion occurrence and development of X70 steel

Qian Hu (The State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Saiwen Lu (The State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Jing Liu (The State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)
Feng Huang (The State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 16 August 2019

Issue publication date: 22 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the influence of bicarbonate, chloride and outer electrode potential on crevice corrosion occurrence and development of X70 steel.

Design/methodology/approach

The crevice corrosion behavior in NaHCO3 and NaCl solutions was investigated through modeling and experiments. The electrode potential and current density distribution were simulated, and the acidification of crevice solution was monitored in situ.

Findings

The bicarbonate concentration and outer electrode potential remarkably influenced the occurrence of crevice corrosion. The former changes the passivation curves, and the latter alters the initial potential. Moreover, chloride concentration exerted minimal influence. The location of acidification and pitting occurrences depended on the potential difference between the outer electrode and electrode at the active dissolution current peak.

Originality/value

This study provides a better understanding of the crevice corrosion behavior and mechanism under natural conditions.

Keywords

Citation

Hu, Q., Lu, S., Liu, J. and Huang, F. (2019), "In situ study on the influence of bicarbonate, chloride and outer electrode potential on crevice corrosion occurrence and development of X70 steel", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 66 No. 5, pp. 651-660. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-11-2018-2034

Publisher

:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited