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    STUDIA CHEMIA - Issue no. 3 / 2020  
         
  Article:   COMPUTATIONAL IMAGE ANALYSIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TOOL FOR THE EVALUATION OF CORROSION IN SALT SPRAY TEST.

Authors:  VITOR BONAMIGO MOREIRA, ALEX KRUMMENAUER, JANE ZOPPAS FERREIRA, HUGO MARCELO VEIT, ELAINE ARMELIN, ALVARO MENEGUZZI.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  
DOI: 10.24193/subbchem.2020.3.04

Published Online: 2020-09-30
Published Print: 2020-09-30
pp.45-61
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ABSTRACT: The current standards for evaluating corrosion during salt spray tests rely on the visual analysis of the specimens, and this may be a limitation when higher resolution quantitative outputs are desired. In this work, computational image analysis was used to measure the area affected by corrosion during salt spray tests with aluminum alloy, copper, carbon steel and galvanized steel plates. The software ImageJ was used to select and measure the corroded areas differentiating the corrosion products from the metals uncorroded surfaces according to their different colors. With ten measurements for each selected exposure time, a 95 % confidence interval was calculated for each material and time of exposure, giving an indication of the precision of the estimated corroded area. These data were compared with a visual inspection carried out by an experienced technician. The results indicate that computational image analysis may be a powerful tool to obtain higher resolution in the results interpretation in comparison with the standard visual analysis.

Key words: salt spray test, computational image analysis, corrosion assessment
 
         
     
         
         
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