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Assessment of Corrosion Education
Two Earlier Reports
The first report summarized in this appendix is the 2001 study Corrosion Costsand Preventive Strategies in the United States.1 The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) commissioned the study because it wished to have quantified the economic impact of metallic corrosion, and it asked the authors to recommend preventive strategies to minimize the impact of corrosion on the U.S. economy. The second report summarized here is Corrosion Control, from the Defense Science Board (DSB), which released it in 2004.2
COST OF CORROSION STUDY
Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States was written by CC Technologies Laboratories, Inc., from 1999 to 2001 under a cooperative agreement with the FHWA and NACE International. The study showed that although technological advances have brought about new ways of corrosion mitigation and better corrosion management techniques, the United States has a long way to go in optimizing corrosion control practices, and it must move toward better corrosion management using preventive strategies in both nontechnical and technical areas.