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Eugene Dakin Ph.D., P.Chem

Professional Chemist

Chemical Cylinders

Corrosion Chemistry

Corrosion Chemistry is a very large area of concern to the industrial sector.  Eugene is a member of the 'North American Corrosion Engineers' society (NACE).  It is here that you will find a large number of Chemists and Chemical Technologists discussing the chemistry of corrosion.  NACE has informative classes along with standardized corrosion test methods for many of the industries.  Feel free to contact NACE at for more information about membership.

Corrosion is a concern, and is treated in almost all other areas, such as Water, Wastewater, Oilfield, Pulp and Paper, Heat Transfer Fluids, etc...

More areas that will be added to this section include: Oilfield Downhole Corrosion, Oilfield Line Corrosion, Microbial Induced Corrosion, and Natural Gas Dehydration Corrosion to name a few.

A common acronym for determining factors involving corrosion is SPORTSFAN.

S = Solvent (Is this a polar or nonpolar solvent)

P = pH (of material)

O = Oxidizing Potential (Are oxidizers present)

R = Reducing Potential (Are reducing chemicals such as Hydrogen Sulphide present)

T = Temperature (Increased temperatures increase corrosion rates)

S = Salts in Solution (Dissolved chloride salts increase corrosion rates)

F = Fluid flow condition (Rapid flow rates increase corrosion rates)

A = Agitation (Increased mixing elevates corrosion rates)

N = New Changes (The aspect that changed which increased corrosion rates/failure)






Corrode (kə-rōd) : To eat away by degrees as if by gnawing.  To wear away, usually by chemical action.