WORL D CONFERENCE O N CORROSIO N AND developed to deal with the type of steel META L FINISHING NUCLEA R ENGINEERING used and the very high standard of welding The fourth international conference on demanded. HEMICAL engineering is constantly Electrodeposition and Metal Finishing, Separation of uranium 235. At the beset by corrosion problems, but these including Organic Finishing, will take third atomic production factory at Capen- difficulties arose in an unusually acute place in London on April 20-24, under hurst, uranium 235 is separated from the form for the chemical engineers and the aegis of the International Council for 238 isotope in a gaseous diffusion plant. chemists who helped to construct the three Electrodeposition. The conference will The gaseous form of uranium used is great factories of the British Atomic Energy comprise a comprehensive series of technical Production organisation. Although it is uranium hexafluoride which is highly cor sessions, works visits and social functions. rosive. Indeed, it reacts so readily with only a general account of the projects, the most materials that anti-corrosive materials new book ' Britain's Atomic Energy Fac The technical programme, which will and methods had to be used throughout in be one of the most significant and extensive tories ' contains several references to cor building the plant and its ancillaries such of its kind ever to be planned on an inter rosion problems. Unprecedented demands as compressors. national scale, will involve the presentation for stainless steel were created owing to the highly corrosive nature of the process of over 24 papers submitted by inter The foregoing are only a few random materials. In the crude oxide plant of the national authorities on a wide range of examples of the multiplicity of corrosion Springfields uranium factory, for instance, subjects in the metal finishing field. problems involved in nuclear technology. These include such fundamentally scientific crushed ore is dissolved in 1,000-gal. It is certain that one of the most useful aspects of the subject as the mechanism of stainless-steel tanks agitated by 3-ft. by-products of the whole project has been the growth of. electrodeposits, the tech stainless-steel paddles. Large stainless- a considerable addition to corrosion steel vessels are used for stirring the uranyl niques available for plating research, the knowledge. nitrate solution from which uranium is use of ' tracer' techniques in electro precipitated as the solid compound, am deposition and the polarity of coatings towards the basis metal. There will be monium diuranate. A stage in obtaining CORROSION TECHNOLOGY sessions devoted to nickel plating on which metallic uranium from ammonium diura contributions from American authors will nate is the conversion of the latter to Vol. 1, No . 1 March 1954 uranium tetrafluoride. Severe corrosion be pre-eminent, and to alloy plating and of the furnace linings and pipes of the plant anodic processes including electropolishing. Corrosion Commentary ... ... 5 used for this process was experienced at The important field of organic finishing first and a special and very expensive alloy Corrosion for Chemical Engineers: will also be covered in a number of con tributions, and chromising, tinning and had to be provided for the furnace linings. Corrosion and Design, Part 1, by cleaning methods are only a few more of Plutonium. The primary unit in the L. L Shreir, Ph.D., F.R.I.C., F.I.M. ... the subjects which will be dealt with in production of plutonium at the Windscale Fluorocarbon Plastic v. Corrosion 9 factory is the nuclear reactor. To cool an outstanding series of papers. Perhaps a reactor large quantities of water are the session which will appeal most to Corrosion Group's Exhibition ... 10 needed and this must be of the highest members of the industry in this country is an informal one at which a panel of purity to prevent corrosion of the tubes Galvanising Techniques in the U.S. 11 American experts will answer questions containing the uranium from which relating to practice in the U.S.A. plutonium is obtained. This problem Wate r Supply Corrosion Problems 12 apparently contributed to the decision to Full details and forms of application use air cooling for the reactor eventually for the conference are being sent to mem built at Windscale. bers of the Institute of Metal Finishing. CORROSIO N FUNDAMENTALS Non-members who are interested in The most spectacular use of stainless A summer school on the ' Fundamentals receiving further details are urged to com of Corrosion and its Prevention' will be steel was in the building of the plant municate immediately with the Conference held in the Metallurgy Department of in which plutonium is separated from Secretary, Fourth International Con irradiated uranium. In order to meet the Battersea Polytechnic, London, from July ference, Institute of Metal Finishing, 32 requirement that there should be no need 20 to 23, inclusive. Eight lectures will be Great Ormond Street, London, W.C.1. for maintenance it was decided to fabricate given by S. C. Britton, M.A., T. P. Hoar, Tel.: Chancery 6793. all the plant inside the screened cell— M.A., Ph.D., F.I.M., F.R.I.C, and L. L. Shreir, Ph.D., F.I.M., F.R.I.C. (author of columns, tanks, feed pipes, etc.—of stain AMERICA N CORROSION CONFERENCE our series of articles, ' Corrosion for less-steel plates and tubes welded to Two films and a paper on stress corrosion gether. This decision involved a sizable Chemical Engineers ')• by H. P. Godard, Aluminium Laboratories development programme both by the The subjects covered by the lectures, Ltd. and J. J. Harwood, of the Office of Atomic Energy authorities and private two of which are to be given on each Naval Research, Washington, are scheduled industry. Existing types of stainless steel morning, are the electrochemical prin on the technical programme of the 10th were not considered to be sufficiently ciples of corrosion, immersed corrosion, dry Annual Conference and Exhibition of the corrosion-resistant or stable enough in the corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, under National Association of Corrosion En presence of intense radiation to be suitable ground corrosion, inhibitors, metal coat gineers. The conference will be held at for this plant. The steel industry accord ings and non-metallic coatings. During Kansas City on March 15-19. ingly developed a new and more resistant the afternoon periods there will be visits, steel and then laid down plant for its One film is entitled ' Factors in Stress laboratory demonstrations and discussions. manufacture on a scale commensurate with Corrosion Cracking Revealed by Cinema- One or two evenings (7.30 to 8.30 p.m.) the new demand, for the amounts required photography,' and the other ' A Study of will be devoted to films of corrosion interest for Windscale and the other atomic energy Stress Corrosion.' Mr. R. S. Treseder, of and one to laboratory demonstrations. factories were so enormous that the indus Shell Development Co., will present a Intending students should have attained try had capacity enough to supply only a paper entitled ' Sulphide Corrosion Crack Intermediate B.Sc. standard in chemistry third of them. Then the technique of ing of Production Equipment' as part of and physics. The fee for the course is welding stainless steel had to be further the Oil and Gas Production Symposium. £2 2S. CORROSION TECHNOLOGY, March 1954 5
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1954
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