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Ying LI(liying@imr.ac.cn)


The corrosion behavior of a high strength low alloy steel (HSLA steel) in 3.5% NaCl solution under hydrostatic pressure (HP) in deep ocean has been investigated by performing weight loss measurement, obtaining potentiodynamic polarization curve and emplying electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) using the set up for simulation of deep sea environment in laboratory. The results were compared with that at atmospheric pressure and the influence of HP was emphatically discussed. The results revealed identical corrosion mechanism for HSLA steel at 3.5 × 106 Pa and 1 × 105 Pa. Howevere, the development of such a corrosion process was remarkably accelerated at HP. In addition, the cathodic process of HSLA steel was little influenced at HP, while the anodic dissolution process became faster partly attributed to the enhanced activity of Cl- ions.

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deep sea, hydrostatic pressure, HSLA steel, corrosion behavior

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