Investigation of Atmospheric Pressure CVD-Produced Aluminum Coatings for the Protection of Steel from Corrosion (pages 231–238)
Sipeng Gu, Sungmin Maeng, Yongseok Suh, Roland A. Levy, Dennis L. Deavenport, Fernando J. Gómez, Samuel S. Newberg, Eric W. Brooman, Elizabeth S. Berman, John J. Kleek, John H. Beatty, Andrew S. Schwartz and Stephen P. Gaydos
Article first published online: 27 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cvde.201006845
This study investigates the use of atmospheric pressure chemically vapor deposited (APCVD) aluminum coatings for corrosion protection of steel. Characterization and performance tests were conducted to evaluate the structural, morphological, electrical, mechanical, corrosion resistance, and hydrogen embrittlement properties of those coatings. Results of those tests reveal that the APCVD Al process produced at high growth rates can be a viable candidate for corrosion protection of steel.