Corrosion, which leads to corruption of metals by electrochemical reactions, is an important factor that controls the design and maintenance of the facilities and equipment. Losses of about 4.5% of the gross national revenue are corrosion based and there is a need to be informed, conduct research and take precautions. The Corrosion Laboratory was founded for to give more information on the subject for research conducted at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, solving corrosion problems of industry and carrying out educational projects are also main reasons for founding the laboratory. .
Tests and Analysis Performed in the Laboratory:
Electrochemical Test System:
This device has several functional abilities, and is used for potentiostat/galvanostat electrochemical empedance experiment and electrodeposition. Also controlled corrosion experiments can be conducted under controlled potentials. It is used also for critical pitting temperature measurement.
Potential Drop Mechanism:
In environments that are exposed to corrosion and mechanical stresses, it is used to locate the crack initiation and propagation
24 lt. capacity, with the temperature range of 0 – 80oC
Magnetic Stirrers and Heaters:
These machines are employed for preparing the solutions by changing the temperature and mixing rate. There is one active magnetic stirrer and heater in the chemistry laboratory.
0.0001 g. precision balance with density and porosity measurement apparatus
Water Distillation device:
For making distilled water
Used for measuring pH of the solutions between 0 – 1000C by using standard buffer solutions.
Salt Spraying Test Device:
For conducting corrosion experiments on specimens, which have been exposed to corrosive salts by spraying.