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    Preliminary studies have shown that electrochemical methods, especially Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), appear to have great promise for measuring the corrosion rate of metals in wood. One of the major reasons for using these techniques is the ability to maintain moisture content and temperature at conditions encountered in service while measuring the instantaneous corrosion rate. For these reasons, EIS and other electrochemical methods have been investigated at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. This paper discusses progress made and problems encountered in developing electrochemical test methods.

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    Zelinka, Samuel L.; Rammer, Douglas, R. 2006. Electrochemical method for measuring corrosion of metals in wood. WCTE 2006 : 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 6-10, 2006, Portland, OR, USA : program and abstracts. Portland, Or. : World Conference on Timber Engineering, [2006]: [8] pages.

    Keywords

    Metal testing, corrosion, anti-corrosives, wood preservatives, fasteners, joints, accelerated life testing, preservative treated wood, electrical impedance spectroscopy, preservatives, chromated copper arsenate, copper azole, alkaline copper quat, treated wood, connectors, CCA, ACQ, CuAz, accelerated testing

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