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Title: Method for monitoring environmental and corrosion

A corrosion sensor array is described incorporating individual elements for measuring various elements and ions, such as chloride, sulfide, copper, hydrogen (pH), etc. and elements for evaluating the instantaneous corrosion properties of structural materials. The exact combination and number of elements measured or monitored would depend upon the environmental conditions and materials used which are subject to corrosive effects. Such a corrosion monitoring system embedded in or mounted on a structure exposed to the environment would serve as an early warning system for the onset of severe corrosion problems for the structure, thus providing a safety factor as well as economic factors. The sensor array is accessed to an electronics/computational system, which provides a means for data collection and analysis. 7 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
87774
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 420500; PA: EDB-95:119375; SN: 95001431743
Patent Number(s):
US 5,437,773/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-224,691
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 1995
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS; DESIGN; CORROSION PRODUCTS; MONITORING; MULTI-ELEMENT ANALYSIS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; SAFETY ENGINEERING

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