Reseña del editor
When published in 1988, the Corrosion Atlas , comprising 242 case histories, was described by one reviewer as "...a wonderful contribution to the corrosion literature and one long overdue". This second edition has been revised and updated where necessary and expanded with 162 new cases with full colour illustrations. For technicians in the field faced with combatting corrosion problems, help is now at hand in the form of this eminently practical instructive Corrosion Atlas . Though many corrosion remedies are well-known, they are not always applied simply because engineers are not aware either of the remedies themselves or of their correct application. The existing literature on the subject is mostly rather specialised, too theoretical and of too high a scientific level to be of direct use to those looking for practical solutions to corrosion problems. The Atlas fills the gap in progression from theory to practice. It comprises two loose-leaf volumes: Volume 1 contains the case histories concerning carbon steels; Volume 2 contains those concerning stainless steels and non-ferrous materials. The case histories are classified by material and subdivided according to the system from which the corroded part originates and to the phenomenon. Illustrated by colour photographs and microprints, each gives information about the phenomenon and appearance of the corrosion, time to failure, environment, cause of the corrosion and the remedies. A separate phenomena index, a glossary of terms, and a comprehensive, bibliography are included, and in order to keep the information as up-to-date as possible, supplements are published at appropriate intervals. In this second edition, all sections have been expanded considerably and thirteen new phenomena have been included, namely: blooming; chelant corrosion; end grain attack; filiform corrosion; hydride embrittlement; hydrogen grooving; metal dusting; microbiologically induced corrosion; nitriding; Sandelin phenomenon; sigma-phase embrittlement; silica corrosion; and steam blanketing. It also contains an industry index to facilitate the identification of case histories at process installations with respect to the different corrosive agents. The logical classification of the subject matter, the handy loose-leaf format and, above all, the succinct practical instructions, all combine to ensure that the Corrosion Atlas will, without doubt, be indispensable for all those who are responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of utilities, process equipment and the complicated systems and machinery employed in today's technology. It will also be a valuable educational aid for self-study and special courses and can be used as part of existing general courses in technical schools and colleges and in universities.