New software for corrosion research based on IPC series potentiostats

Issue 25(3) 2020
Pages 52-60

N.G. Anufriev, Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of RAS (IPCE RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation

V.E. Kasatkin, Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of RAS (IPCE RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation


Keywords: metals, alloys, coatings, corrosion rate, corrosion inhibitor efficiency, determination, potentiostat-corrosion meter, application, software

The developed IPC-CorrMeter software is intended for studying corrosion of metals, alloys, and coatings and estimating the efficiency of anti-corrosion protection by emulating the operation of a “Corrosimeter” device in potentiostats of the IPC series that allows implementing well-known and reliable corrosion-electrochemical methods, such as linear polarization resistance, zero resistance amperometry, and potentiometry in the existing serial IPC potentiostats. The advantages of the new software include: a possibility of continuous automatic use of these methods in the study of corrosion processes, obtaining results almost in real time mode, high sensitivity and a wide adjustable range of measurements of the rates of general and pitting corrosion (from 1 nm to tens of mm per year), no absence of any restrictions regarding the RAM size of the device. Quantitative dependences of the general and pitting corrosion rate of steel St3 in water are obtained in the presence of the industrial СARTEС-28B corrosion inhibitor for hydraulic testing of mud pumps. They confirm the reliability, accuracy, high sensitivity, and validity of the IPC-CorrMeter software and equipment for researching metal corrosion and allow evaluating the efficiency of anti-corrosion protection agents, as well as the high efficiency of this inhibitor.