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Title: Review of test methods used to determine the corrosion rate of metals in contact with treated wood

Source: FPL-GTR-156, January 2005

Author(s)Zelinka, Rammer

Publication Year: 2005  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: Although preservative treatments prolong the life of wood, they can also accelerate the corrosion of fasteners. This is an issue that needs to be studied because corrosion of building materials and fasteners can negatively affect system performance. In this study, the test methods of twenty publications and one standard that examine the corrosion of metals in contact with wood are summarized and reviewed so that a comparison of their effectiveness can be made. While the focus is on the test methods, some qualitative results from these different methods are discussed to show nuances of the test method. Also, this literature review is intended to focus future research towards the use of the most promising test methods and eliminate overlap in research efforts.

Keywords: corrosion, fasteners, wood preservative,accelerated test, corrosion rate, metals, fire retardants

File size: 1,298 kb(s)
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer
Zelinka, Samuel L.
Materials Research Engineer

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