Comparison of testing techniques used to analyze the corrosion resistance of sacrificial coating systems

D. P. Schmidt, B. A. Shaw, E. Sikora, W. W. Shaw, L. H. Laliberte

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The present investigation assessed the corrosion performance of 14 different Zn and Al sacrificial coating system configurations based on several different accelerated corrosion testing techniques. The coatings systems tested, which incorporated conversion coating layers, primers, and topcoats, were exposed in a marine atmosphere, two different accelerated cabinet tests (SAE J2334 and ASTM B117), and a constant immersion exposure to artocial seawater. Visual observations and electrochemical measurements (including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy [EIS]) were made as afunction of exposure time. The results of these tests were used to compare the corrosion protection abilities of the coating systems based on barrier protection and defect protection. Impedance results were found to be useful for assessing barrier protection while scribe damage allowed for defect protection comparisons. In addition, the testing techniques were compared to correlate results and provide an overall ranking of corrosion protection performancefor each coating system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)958-974
Number of pages17
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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