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Title: Uncertainties in corrosion rate measurements of fasteners exposed to treated wood at 100% relative humidity

Source: Journal of testing and evaluation. Vol. 35, no. 1 (2007): pages 1-4.

Author(s)Zelinka, Samuel L.

Publication Year: 2007  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: This paper evaluates the effect that uncertainties in measurements of time, weight, and surface area have on the determination of the corrosion rate of metal fasteners in contact with wood. Three different types of nails were driven into alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ)-treated wood and exposed to 26.7C (80C) at 100 % relative humidity environment for up to 1 year. It was observed that uncertainties in measurement of corrosion rate of less than 5 % could be obtained in 6 months of testing. This paper gives a description of the methods used as well as recommendations for future corrosion exposure tests in wood.

Keywords: Corrosion, exposure test, wood, preservatives, ACQ, alkaline copper quaternary, uncertainty, humidity, fasteners, joints, southern pine, exposure tests, chromated copper arsenate, CCA, surface area, connectors

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RITS Product ID: 13069
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Zelinka, Samuel L.
Materials Research Engineer

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