Prediction of atmospheric corrosion from meteorological parameters: Case of the atmospheric basin of the Costa Rican Western Central Valley

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Javier Rodríguez-Yáñez
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5539-3153
Erick Rivera-Fernández
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8203-759X
Daniel Alvarado-González
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3290-690X
Mariela Abdalah-Hernández
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9790-2689
Rafael Quirós-Quirós
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3764-6422

Abstract

The assessment of atmospheric corrosion is currently based on studies of atmospheric basins (AB). The models applied to the estimation of atmospheric corrosion imply measurements of several meteorological and atmospheric pollution parameters, which make the estimation complex. The main meteorological parameters to be considered in tropical atmospheric corrosion are associated with temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH). These parameters are also included in the calculation of the time of humidification (TDH). In addition, the atmospheric pollutants associated with corrosion are chloride (Cl) and sulphur dioxide (SO2). The Western Central Valley (WCV) in Costa Rica is a low-pollution AB; therefore, it is possible to employ simplified atmospheric corrosion models based on few atmospheric parameters. The meteorological parameters of the study region were analyzed in terms of their dependence on altitude and their applicability in simplified empirical equations of the corrosion rate (Vcorr) for the WCV. These simple relations were compared with the model proposed by the ISO 9223-2012 standard.

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Javier Rodríguez-Yáñez, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, 474-2050, Mercedes de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica.

Universidad Estatal a Distancia

Vicerrectoria de Investigacion - Nodo Ambiental

Laboratorio de Ecología Urbana

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Erick Rivera-Fernández, Universidad de Costa Rica, 11501-2060, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica.

School of Physics and Center for Geophysical Research

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Daniel Alvarado-González, National High Technology Center, 1174-1200, Pavas, San José, Costa Rica.

Advanced Computing Laboratory

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Mariela Abdalah-Hernández, National High Technology Center, 1174-1200, Pavas, San José, Costa Rica.

Advanced Computing Laboratory

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Rafael Quirós-Quirós, University of Costa Rica, 11501-2060, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica.

School of Geography

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