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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Corrosion Effects on Alloy Reliability in Energy Generation Systems

Date: Thursday, Apr 23rd
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Ziomek-Moroz, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Albany, OR


The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory is to advance energy options to fuel our economy, strengthen our security and improve our environment. Economically viable alloys and coatings play a significant role in meeting this mission. However, the environments to which they are exposed can be very corrosive and may cause alloys? failures. To prevent such failures from occurring, the corrosion resistance of the materials used must be determined.

This presentation will discuss different forms of corrosion degradation for different service components. The importance of reliability their testing will be emphasized.