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Replica Molding of Inner Pipe Corrosion

Surface finish of the metal pipe is critical for its product quality and performance. Rust progressively builds up and pits initiate and grow on the metal surface as corrosion process takes place, resulting in roughening of the pipe surface. The differential galvanic properties between metals, the ionic influences of solutions as well as the solution pH may all play roles in the pipe corrosion process, leading to corroded metal with different surface features. An accurate surface roughness and texture measurement of the corroded surface provides insight in the mechanisms involved in a specific corrosion process. Conventional profilometers have difficulty in reaching in and measuring the corroded inner pipe wall. Replica molding provides a solution by replicating the inner surface features in a non-destructive way. It can easily be applied on the inner wall of the corroded pipe and sets in 15 min. We scan the replicated surface of the replica molding to obtain the surface morphology of the inner pipe wall.

Replica Molding of Inner Pipe Corrosion

Surface Analysis of Carbon & Zeolite Catalysts Using 3D Profilometry

In this application the Nanovea ST400 Profilometer is used to measure the surface of carbon and zeolite catalysts. The area measured was selected at random, and assumed large enough in that it could be extrapolated to make assumptions about a much larger surface. Surface roughness and developed area will be used to characterize the available surface area.

Surface Analysis of Carbon & Zeolite Catalysts Using 3D Profilometry

Pitting Corrosion density, area, volume, size and shape

In this application the Nanovea ST400 Profilometer is used to measure the surface of a corrosion pitted stainless steel coupon. The area measured was selected at random, and assumed large enough in that it could be extrapolated to make assumptions
about a much larger surface. Density, area, volume, size and shape will be used here to quantify the level of corrosion.

Pitting Corrosion Measurement Using 3D Profilometry

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