Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

From JPCL, January 2018

By Eric Shoyer and Pete Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Peter McDonagh and Brian Prazenka, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

Bolted joints in steel structures contain multiple crevices between the bolted members and the fasteners that are typically more susceptible to corrosion than flat surfaces, and difficult to properly coat. This article will evaluate the effectiveness of various coating practices at mitigating corrosion around these joints....

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Tagged categories: Bolts; Bridges; Caulking; Corrosion protection; J. Peter Ault; Paint application; Performance testing; Quality Control; Stripe coating; Surface preparation

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