CORROSION: Describes the chemical process in which a metal is eaten away by rust
ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION: Describes the gradual erosion of metal caused by elements in the atmosphere.
DERUST: Describes the act of removing rust from a metal part by any means.
ELECTROCHEMICAL CORROSION: Describes corrosion caused by at least one electrode reaction.
EMBRITTLEMENT: Describes a situation where reduced toughness in plastic or metal is caused by age, heat or rough use.
FATIGUE: Describes a condition that occurs in metal, causing a loss of elasticity, bringing a tendency to fracture after prolonged or repeated stress.
FATIGUE LIMIT: Describes the maximum stress that any material can endure for an infinite number of stress cycles without breaking
FATIGUE TEST: Describes a test carried out on metal to determine the range of stress it will stand without failing, through subjecting the metal to rapidly varying stress levels to establish its fatigue limit.
FRETTING CORROSION: Describes a form of corrosion that occurs where two surfaces are in contact and friction results.
GALVANIC CORROSION: Describes a form of corrosion caused by the action of a galvanic cell.
GENERAL CORROSION: Describes a type of corrosion that affects the entire metal surface.
LOCALISED CORROSION: Describes a situation where rusting occurs at a much higher rate at a specific part of a metal surface.
METAL FATIGUE: Describes a situation where ongoing crystallising of metal through vibration, twisting or bending will eventually cause the metal to bend and even break.
MECHANICAL STRESS: Describes a force acting across a unit area in solid materials in resisting the separation, compacting, or sliding that tends to be induced by external forces.
OXIDISE: Describes an action where a metal surface, when combined with oxygen in the air, develops rust.
RUST CONVERTER: Describes a potent chemical substance that contains phosphoric acid that will transform rust into a stable, firmly adhering iron compound through a chemical reaction
RUST INHIBITOR: Describes a substance that prevents the formation of rust on iron and ferrous metals
RUST PINHOLE: Describes the first signs of rust penetration of a panel, initially in the form of “ rust pinholes” that will eventually grow to reveal more severe damage once the surface rust bubbles have been ground away
RUSTPROOFING: Describes the process where metal is sealed from moisture and oxygen so that it will not corrode.
RUST REMOVER: Describes any chemical substance capable of removing rust from a metal surface.
RUST SEALER: Describes a form of rust converter that provides a coat on metal surfaces to protect them against air exposure preventing continued corrosion.
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