The role of corrosion management in prevention of corrosion failures

Alec Groysman

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The aim of this work is to analyze the role of corrosion management in prevention of corrosion accidents related primarily to safety of personnel and the environment. Corrosion management includes planning actions for corrosion mitigation and prevention. This is achieved by use of anti-corrosion measures, corrosion monitoring, regular inspection, study of each accident, implementation of meetings, publications of minutes, education, and knowledge transfer. Many corrosion failures are caused by mismanagement in corrosion policy. The reasons of inevitability of corrosion failures and ways for their decreasing are analyzed. Humans are responsible in 65-90% of corrosion cases occurring in different industries. The human factor is a key issue in corrosion management and reducing corrosion accidents. The reasons of humans' mistakes are the lack of awareness, education, knowledge, and training, incorrect design, insufficient control and supervision, lack of motivation and incentives to reduce corrosion risk, and wrong operation. It is suggested to establish legislation about corrosion management on the state and federal levels, improve education of students, experienced engineers, educators, and managers, and knowledge transfer. Penalties of management can force them to put more attention on corrosion problems and make it priority issue in technical and economic policy at enterprises.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNACE International - Corrosion Conference and Expo 2016
PublisherNational Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers International
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781510821354
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventCorrosion 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 Mar 201610 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameNACE - International Corrosion Conference Series
ISSN (Print)0361-4409


ConferenceCorrosion 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 by NACE International.


  • Corrosion failures
  • Corrosion management
  • Prevention


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