Cost of Corrosion Study

Cost of corrosion study

A 2002 federal study, initiated by NACE, remains an influential industry template on costs and control of corrosion in the U.S.

Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States, backed by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, estimated annual costs at the time of $276 billion.

Other study results:

  • Metallic corrosion impacts nearly every U.S. industry sector.
  • Corrosion management has improved historically.
  • Control programs remain critical need.

Download Cost of Corrosion Supplement (pdf 428kb) 
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How to order the U.S. report

To obtain a copy of ‘Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States', Report FHWA-RD-01-156, contact the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161; phone: (703) 605-6000.

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