On The Role of Corrosion (Knowledge) Management for a better Materials Selection

Author(s): Reza Javaherdashti

After 2008 economic meltdown, it was proved to be a solid fact that no country can count itself immune to economic crisis and also that corrosion management in strategic industries such as but not limited to energy and power, transportation and infrastructures is a vital requirement to let these industries keep their head above water. Budget cuts and downsizing could be temporary measures to address increasing costs for a while, but they are certainly far from offering a sustainable solution. Corrosion is an issue that can be considered to be a multilateral issue, it has economic as well ecologic impacts and in addition to that it is one of the gateways into sometimes disastrous failures of engineering structures.