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Types of Corrosion - Corrosion Forms



How many types of corrosion of metals?


Although there is only one fundamental mechanism of corrosion, the electrochemical cell, there are several Corrosion forms or Types of Corrosion that can occur.

Each form of type or corrosion of metals has a specific arrangement of anodes and cathodes and the corrosion which occurs has a specific location and pattern.

Each form of corrosion can be effectively controlled during design if it is anticipated and by selecting the correct corrosion control methos.

By understanding the various types of corrosion, the conditions under which they occur, and how they are quantified, the type of corrosion prevention of metals can be selected.

The most important metal corrosion types are:



  • Uniform Corrosion