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Title: Report on corrosion of underground steel piling
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi Valley Division.
Keywords: Steel piling
Underground steel piling
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Lower Mississippi Valley Division.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Engineering Study
Introduction: Steel piling has been used underground for many years, and while there is no known instance of structural failure due to the corrosion of piling in soil, the increasing awareness of corrosion damage which can occur to buried steel structures has caused concern that piling may be similarly damaged. This study was undertaken jointly by the Corps of Engineers and the National Bureau of Standards to investigate the extent of underground corrosion of piling in various soil environments. Steel piles, in service for periods of six to fifty years, and exposed to a wide variety of soils, were examined for corrosion. In addition, specimens consisting of sections of steel pipe and rod were buried or driven in the soil at a few sites in order to compare their corrosion with that of the examined piling. Polarization curves were run periodically on a representative group of the corroding specimens. The report summarizes the results of the investigation. A detailed report (NBS Monograph 58) covering a portion of this study was published by the National Bureau of Standards in 1962. The National Bureau of Standards has in preparation, and will publish, additional detailed reports which will include the parts of the study not covered in the monograph.
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