Corrosion of Metals CE 105

Corrosion of Metals

Type: CE 105
Name: Corrosion of Metals

Technical Description

Corrosion damage to metallic components causes considerable economic and technical damages. The issue of corrosion and corrosion protection therefore plays an important role in technical training.
The CE 105 allows a variety of factors that influence corrosion processes to be investigated in parallel. Eight glass vessels are available to do this. They allow different materials to be compared under different conditions. The required electrolyte solution is added to the vessels. Up to 6 specimens can be attached to the cover of each vessel and these are immersed in the solution. It is possible to connect specimens to an electrical conductor to investigate local elements and the principle of sacrificial anodes. An adjustable power pack allows an external voltage to be connected. This counters the current flow between precious and base metals in local elements. As result the corrosion rate of the more base metal is reduced.
A diaphragm pump conveys ambient air into the electrolyte solution as required. Flow control valves can be used to individually adjust the gas flow rate for each vessel. It is also possible to feed other gases provided by the laboratory into the electrolyte solution. A pH meter is included to allow the influence of the electrolyte solution on corrosion processes to be investigated and compared.

Learning Objectives / Experiments

- corrosion behaviour of different metallic materials
(rust / passivation)
- formation of local elements
- influence of pH value of the electrolyte solution
- influence of salt concentration in the
electrolyte solution
- oxygen corrosion

Corrosion protection
- external voltage
- sacrificial anodes
- protective layers


* Principles of corrosion and corrosion protection on
metallic materials1
* Oxygen corrosion1
* Electrochemical corrosion (local elements)1
* Corrosion protection with external voltage and
sacrificial anodes

Available accessories

WP 300.09 -- Laboratory Trolley