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Corrosion Abstracts

Corrosion Abstracts provides the world's most complete source of bibliographic information in the area of corrosion science and engineering. International sources of literature are scanned and abstracted in the areas of general corrosion, testing, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance, and equipment for many industries. Corrosion Abstracts provides engineers and scientists with a resource for solving corrosion problems by reviewing the documented experience of others and providing summarized findings in the article abstracts.

Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Alloying
    • Atmospheric corrosion
    • Cathodic protection
    • Corrosion in oil and gas production
    • Corrosion in specific materials
    • Corrosion potential
    • Corrosion prevention
    • Corrosion resistance
    • Cracking
    • Creep
    • Designing for cathodic protection
    • Designing for corrosion control
    • Diffusion
    • Fatigue
    • Immersion
    • Impedance
    • Inhibition
    • Inspection
    • Marine corrosion
    • Microbiologically influenced corrosion
    • Oxidation
    • Pipe corrosion
    • Pitting
    • Protective coatings and linings
    • Theory and data interpretation
    • Welding
Dates of Coverage
    Approximately 1980-current. The oldest record in the database has a publication date of 1950; about 50% of its records have publication dates of 1994 or later.
Update Frequency
    Once a month. Approximately 7,500 new records are added per year.
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
    The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file.
Examples of Use
  • Access information to solve corrosion problems found within a specific industry such as the petroleum industry, pipeline industry, water/waste industry, coatings and linings industry, transportation industry, pulp and paper industry, power industry, refining industry, and the corrosion testing and monitoring industry
  • Track the latest corrosion science and engineering trends and the technology used to prevent and control corrosion
  • Solve your corrosion problems by reviewing the documented experience of corrosion engineers and scientists from around the world
  • Stay current on corrosion industry standards and guidelines for preventing and controlling corrosion,
  • Search for information on a particular corrosion phenomenon (for example, stress-corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, galvanic corrosion)
  • Research corrosion tendencies of specific materials
Print Equivalent
    Corrosion Abstracts (ISSN 0010-9339)
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    AU: Author
    H Asahi
    SO: Source
    H. Asahi, T. Muraki (Nippon Steel Corp., Japan), and Y. Tomoe (Teikoku Oil Co., Ltd., Japan), Paper No. 20. Presented at CORROSION/97 (March 10-14, 1997, New Orleans, LA), Sponsored by NACE International
    PB: Publisher
    NACE International, P.O. Box 218340, Houston, TX 77218; phone 281 /492-0535; fax 281/492-8254.
    AB: Abstract
    Environmental cracking of high strength casing in mud has been experienced but its mechanism has not been clarified. Degradation of lignate mud with time and its effects on steel in the mud were experimentally investigated in a laboratory. Sulfide concentration of mud increases and pH value of mud decreases with aging time. In an aged mud, hydrogen absorption and cracking of steel were observed when pH of the mud was lowered. Sulfide which was formed from mud change into H2S by a decrease in pH which was caused by dissolution of CO2. CO2 was observed to form from mud. As the result, sulfide stress cracking occurs, which is a proposed mechanism of cracking of casing in mud. 8 figs., 3 tabs., 4 refs.
    PY: Publication Year
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    AB = Abstract LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number OT = Original Title
    AU = Author PB = Publisher
    CF = Conference PT = Publication Type
    CP = County of Publication PY = Publication Year
    DE = Descriptors SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    IS = ISSN UD = Update
Search Tips
    The following tips apply to records with accession numbers from 800001 to 980710; these records refer to material published from 1979 to 1997. For assistance with searching current records consult User Help:

    Most records have at least the first author in the Author field, but not all records have an author field; all authors' names are listed in the Source, SO= field. This means that if you are searching for an author that you know about and search in the author field and retrieve 0 records, you may wish to try searching for the same name in either the SO= field or in the Any Field query box along with significant subject words, e.g.:

    marshall and pipeline

    If an author affiliation is present, it is in the Source, SO= field, and can be searched for specifically by entering a statement in the Any Field query box, e.g.:

    so=(Fluor Daniel)

    Not all records have a publication date indicated in the Source, SO= field, so we have attempted to determine the correct publication year for the PY field. In some cases, the publication year was inferred from the accession number; this may mean that sometimes the publication year given in the record is not accurate, although it is probably close.