In addition to the metallurgists and engineers, who have to deal with it professionally, almost everyone is familiar with rust, and its appearance no doubt evokes varied responses from different members of the community. The response of some of the makers and users of iron and steel 30 years ago was to find ways of preventing corrosion, which even then was costing vast sums of money in maintenance and replacement of structures. It was with this object in view that the Iron and Steel Institute, together with the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers, set up a Corrosion Committee in 1928, under the chairmanship of the late Dr. W. H. Hatfield, F.R.S., to study ways of reducing the corrosion of iron and steel to a minimum, either by improving the resistance of the materials themselves or by adopting methods of protection. The Committee decided on a broad scheme of investigation, which included the conduct of both fundamental and applied research. The fundamental researches continued at Cambridge for a period of more than 25 years until the recent retirement of Dr. U. R. Evans, F.R.S., and have resulted in important contributions to our knowledge of corrosion processes.
Gibbons, K.H. (1955), "CORROSION RESEARCH LABORATORIES‐4: The Corrosion Section of the British Iron and Steel Research Association", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 2 No. 7, pp. 209-212. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb019075Download as .RIS
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