Prestressed concrete cylinder pipe pipeline sections projected to exhibit wire breaks were detected - and one not so - were excavated, removed, inspected, and dissected. Corrosion had initiated upon the inner surface of shorting straps and spread to the prestressing wires. A mechanism for this corrosion is presented and the findings discussed.
The effectiveness of organic commercial migrating inhibitors on steel reinforcements corrosion. Four series of concrete specimens were cast. Two organic migrating inhibitors were applied. Free corrosion potential and corrosion rate of steel rebar were periodically monitored for five years. Results show that migrating inhibitors are not effective in reducing corrosion rate.