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The corrosion of architectural aluminum alloy under Antarctic conditions
Entry ID: K034_1970_1984_NZ_1

Abstract: In 1968, a ten year programme to assess the behaviour of anodised aluminium in the atmosphere was started. This consisted of exposing a range of test coupons at 5 sites in and around Christchurch and testing coupons from the same series in an accelerated corrosion environment in the laboratory. The programme was extended to consider the implications of atmospheric temperature extremes. This led ... View entire text
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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Start Date: 1970-01-01
Stop Date: 1984-02-01
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Quality The test samples exposed in Antarctica were part of a wider international study run by the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. All data is presented in the publications.
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Fahy, F.W. 1978 Aluminium corrosion assessment in Antarctica. New Zealand Antarctic record 1(2): 20-25

Fahy, F.W. 1983 The corrosion of architectural aluminium alloy under Antarctic conditions. University of Canterbury Department of Mechanical Engineering technical report no. 31
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24