British Railways operate under conditions which include some of the most severely corrosive in the country. The steam locomotive is, of course, largely responsible for this, and the atmosphere of stations is generally moistureladen and polluted with sulphur dioxide and dirt. In coastal areas, seaspray is also encountered, and the combination of coal smoke, salt and moisture can be exceptionally aggressive. It is thus inevitable that the railways should be constantly confronted with problems of corrosion and its prevention, and the following is an account of how some of these problems are tackled.
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1956