A Study on Corrosion Defect Evaluation of Painted Metal by Using Nondestructive Tests
Importance on the detection of corrosion-related defect is undeniable from the fact that it can prevent significant economic loss and enhanced safety in mechanical equipments, pipes, ships, bridges, and other applications. Conventionally researched measurement methods for defect and thinning from corrosion are acoustic emission, EMAT using ultrasound, laser induced ultrasound, etc. However, these non-destructive testing methods have the shortcoming of accessibility to on-site. For instance, EMAT should be close to several millimeters to generate magnetic field in structure. For laser application, it can be applied to remote non-destructive testing, but some defect might not be possible to be detected by the surface condition of structure. In this study, infrared thermography camera is utilized to determine the degree of corrosion on paint-coated metal. In addition, fundamental researches to develop corrosion detection system for on-site metallic structure are conducted to provide the applicability of IR camera and possibility of thermal analysis method.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
K. S. Song et al., "A Study on Corrosion Defect Evaluation of Painted Metal by Using Nondestructive Tests", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1071-1075, 2008