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Restoration corrosion survey of the steel structure of peron hall of the Main railway station in Prague

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This article presents the results of the corrosion survey of the load-bearing structure of the main hall of the Main railway station in Prague. The chemical composition and microscopy view of the metal alloy has been explored, the current state of the anti-corrosion protection system as well as its composition were also evaluated. The corrosion damage of sheets and reinforcements of individual columns of the peron hall is also reported. The corrosion damage of the plates and reinforcements is locally very significant and is related to the drainage of rain water from the damaged roof structure. Renovation is also necessary for the protective coating system. The article concludes a restoration project that fully respects the historical form of the construction of the early twentieth century with minimal compromise.

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Restoration investigation of paint systems of steel structure of Main railway Prague

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The paper follows the paper describing the condition of wrought iron structure of main railway station [1]. In this paper the investigation of condition of paint system corrosion surface treatment is given and the restoration procedure is described. The withdrawal samples of paint systems were analysed by stratigraphy, FTIR and XRF analysis. Due to identification of Pb pigment presence in primer the water jet technology was chosen which minimalised the danger waste formation.

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Application of thermal analysis for the evaluation of mineral solution penetration into wood

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Interaction of mineral solutions with solid wood leads to saturation of the wood matrix, then to the deposition of mineral particles and eventually to reaction with wood components. In this way a partially or fully mineralized wood occurs in natural or artificial conditions, whose physical-mechanical properties are influenced by the retention and by the character of the solution. Targeted application of organosilanes is based on a similar principle that reduces the intake of liquid water and thus leads to an increase in durability, however, it also causes wood corrosion and consequent decrease in mechanical parameters. In this study, penetration of commercial organosilanes-based product Lukofob 39 into solid wood was described in order to determine the extent of the mineralized part into which the solution penetrated. In this case, characteristic mineral deposits are formed in the wood matrix and its quantification by thermal analysis can be advantageously used to describe the penetration of the solution. Based on the analyses of specific samples taken from primary specimens with different exposure times in the solution, it can be stated that with the increasing exposition time the penetration depth of the solution as well as the amount of mineral deposits increase. The shifts on the thermal analysis curves also show the corrosion effects of Lukofob 39 on the basic components of wood.

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Comparison of the thermal stability of magnesium phosphate (newberyite) coating with conventional zinc phosphate (hopeite) coating

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This article presents a detail comparison of the thermal stability of the new magnesium phosphate (newberyite – MgHPO4·3H2O) coating with a conventional coating of zinc phosphate (hopeite – Zn3(PO4)2·4H2O). It was confirmed that dehydration of zinc phosphate (hopeite) occurs gradually (dehydration start temperature: 115 °C). The start of magnesium phosphate (newberyite) dehydration is indeed shifted to somewhat higher temperatures (about 125 °C) but the dehydration has an intense jump character. When using magnesium phosphate (newberyite) coating for further surface treatment at higher temperatures, dehydration of the coating can result in reduction of the adhesion between the phosphate/primer coatings. Under these conditions, it is recommended to use a coating of conventional zinc phosphate (hopeite) or manganese phosphate (hurealite).

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Corrosion resistance of stainless steel in drinking water treatment plants and water storage units

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Main factors affecting the corrosivity of water in water treatment plants and water towers and other storage facilities, observed types of corrosion degradation of stainless steel and the effect of manufacturing and surface treatment on their corrosion resistance are discussed. A list of stainless steel grades currently used in the field of treatment, transport and storage of drinking water is given together with some other suitable ones. Based on literature resources, optimal stainless steel grades are recommended as a function of water composition and treatment method.

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Evaluation of mechanical properties of gas pipeline DN 500 after more than 40 years of its operation

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The paper deals with the mechanical properties of steel gas pipeline DN 500 after more than 40 years of operation. Mechanical properties of the pipeline were established by a tensile test at an ambient temperature according to the standard EN ISO 6892-1. The resistance of the pipeline against brittle failure was evaluated by using Charpy impact test according to EN 10045-1. The character of fracture surface after the Charpy test was analysed by using scanning electron microscopy. A high proportion of transcrystalline cleavage was a characteristic feature of fracture surfaces. Mechanical characteristics obtained by static tensile testing were compared with the values obtained from steel manufacturer. Higher elongation was observed in a parallel direction compared to the perpendicular direction to the axis of the pipe. The observed anisotropy of properties was related to the distribution of inclusions in the direction of the deformation of the steel sheets used for the pipeline construction.

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Influence of hydrate formation and wall shear stress on the corrosion rate of industrial pipeline materials

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In the modern systems of transportation of oil, gas and condensate, in the units of regasification of liquefied natural gas, two-phase flows play an increasingly important role in technological equipment used in the chemical and oil refining industry, power engineering and other industries. All available studies on the formation of gas hydrates were mainly focused on their ability to clog pipes along their entire length. While their ability to cause (initiate) corrosion remains virtually unexplored. Therefore, to increase the efficiency of industrial pipelines it is necessary to study the joint effect of hydration formation and stresses of friction on corrosion of the pipeline. The mathematical model of pipeline corrosion has been further developed by considering the influence of the gas hydrate. The influence of pressure, temperature on the speed of corrosion processes is estimated and it is shown that under the most unfavorable conditions the corrosion rate under the action of gas hydrates can increase several times.

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Condition evaluation of steel X65 in one of the sections of “Soyuz” gas main after long-term operation

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The basic regularities in deformation and fracture of pipe steel X65 are revealed by testing specimens from the pipe fragment cut during the repair of the “Soyuz” gas main after 30 years of operation. It is shown that the pipe steel slightly changes its properties when the gas main is operated under the influence of working stresses and environmental factors. Structural degradation and micro-defects accumulated in the pipe wall were scattered, indicating that the material retains sufficient plasticity that allows it to resist fracture processes and the nucleation of macrocracks.

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Effect of the presence of corrosion products on the corrosion rate of lead during the exposition with paper packaging materials

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High sensitivity of lead to organic compounds leads to degradation of historical lead objects stored in the depositories of museums or archives. High concentration of organic compounds in the atmosphere of depositories is caused by degradation of organic materials (wood, glue, leather, paper). Organic materials are stored together with lead objects or they are used as a packaging material. This study was aimed on the influence of packaging material properties to aggressiveness towards lead with different state of surface by the resistometric method. The results showed that aggressiveness of packaging material is determined by a complex influence of material properties. The presence of corrosion products on the lead surface significantly increases its sensitivity to organic compounds.

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Influence of deformation on electrochemical properties of Q235 steel

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The influence of deformation on electrochemical properties of Q235 steel is studied. The uni-axial tension of the steel is conducted on universal testing machine to get a series of strain, 0.07%, 6%, 11% and 24%, respectively. The deformation process for strain of 0.07% is controlled by load, and the others are controlled by displacement correspondingly. Afterward, the tests of potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy are conducted for the deformed steel in 0.01 mol.dm−3 NaCl solution. The results showed that plastic deformation leads to crystalline grains refine and elongate, and crystalline boundary increases, it induces more corrosive possibility and lower corrosive resistance; the corrosion potential of Q235 steel becomes more negative with the increase of deformation amount, and the corrosion current density increases with the amount of deformation; the corrosion resistance decrease with the increase of deformation seriously.

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