Corrosion of fasteners in treated wood

IRG/WP 303

T Wallin

Surveying tests for determining the corrosion rates of some metals and alloys in wood untreated as well as treated have been made. It is shown that ordinary steel corrodes faster than other common fastener metals such as copper, brass, aluminium and stainless steel do. Zinc coatings, however, will prevent the steel corrosion effectively provided that the coatings are thick sufficiently. Catalytic decomposition of cellulose by rusting iron is briefly discussed since the expectation of life for a fastener joint is not only depending on after the corrosion remaining cross-section of the fastener but also from the wood deterioration.


Keywords: BOLIDEN K33; BP-HYLOSAN; CCA; CELCURE; CORROSION; FASTENERS; GALVANIC ACTION; KP-CUPRINOL; NAILS; PVC-COATED STEEL; ZINC

Conference: 71-11-15/17 Brussels, Belgium


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