Corrosion is costly for society. Every year corrosion costs society approximately 4% of Swedish GDP. This includes costs for corrosion prevention, repair of damage due to corrosion and consequences of corrosion, such as environmental damage, downtime and losses in production, and accidents.
A more corrosion-resistant material, with an extended lifecycle, can considerably reduce the environmental load of structures. Conversely, using the wrong material in the wrong environment results in negative environmental impact. This may lead to serious consequences for the environment due to structural failures in, e.g. oil cisterns, offshore facilities and nuclear power plants.
50 years of corrosion experience
With more than 50 years of experience in corrosion, Swerea KIMAB conducts research and development in the field of corrosion. We help companies to make the optimal material choices and prevent corrosion. We also carry out failure analysis and corrosion testing.
Standardisation within corrosion
Under the auspices of SIS, the Swedish Standards Institute, we are responsible for much of the Swedish standardisation work within the field of corrosion and protective coatings, and we chair ISO's corrosion committee, ISO/TC 156, Corrosion of Metals and Alloys.
Corrosion member programmes and networks
Contact and more information
andrew.gordon [at] swerea.se