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Environmental testing of the efficiency of IFKhAN-80, an inhibitor for corrosion protection of steel reinforcement in concrete

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A. N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii pr. 31, Moscow, 119071 Russian Federation

Abstract: Environmental tests of the efficiency of IFKhAN-80, a corrosion inhibitor for steel reinforcement in concrete, have been carried out. It has been found that the electrochemical criteria for the estimation of the corrosion behavior of steel reinforcement in concrete recommended by GOST (RF State Standard) 31383-2008 are not informative under the test conditions used. In view of this, the effect of IFKhAN-80 on the kinetics of corrosion spot growth on steel surface has been analyzed. In the absence of an inhibitor, corrosion of reinforcement steel already occurs in the course of hardening of chloride-containing concrete. Once hardening is completed, the growth rate of corrosion spots decreases abruptly. The area of corroded surface remains unchanged for 6 months, then the growth of corrosion spots on the metal surface resumes. Addition of IFKhAN-80 with tempering water in amounts recommended by the developers slows down corrosion in the course of concrete hardening and during exposure under natural conditions. Application of IFKhAN80 onto the surface of concrete samples in amounts recommended by the developers can arrest the growth of corrosion spots for a long time.

Keywords: corrosion inhibitors, migrating corrosion inhibitors, corrosion in concrete, reinforced concrete, IFKhAN-80

Int. J. Corros. Scale Inhib., , 5, no. 4, 319–324 PDF (195 K)
doi: 10.17675/2305-6894-2016-5-4-2

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