Effect of samarium in corrosion and microstructure of Al-5Zn-0.5Cu as low driving voltage sacrificial anode

Yudha Pratesa, Deni Ferdian, Fajar Yusya Ramadhan, Bramuda Maulana

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Abstract

Sacrificial Anode Low voltage is the latest generation of the sacrificial anode that can prevent the occurrence of Hydrogen Cracking (HIC) due to overprotection. The Al-5n-0.5Cu alloy showed the potential to be developed as the new sacrificial anode. However, the main problem is copper made Al2Cu intermetallic in grain boundary. Samarium is added to modify the shape of the intermetallic to make it finer and make the corrosion uniform. Several characterizations were conducted to analyze the effect of Samarium. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Energy dispersive spectroscopy was used to analyzed the microstructure of the alloy. Metallography preparation was prepared for SEM analysis. Corrosion behavior was characterized by cyclic polarization in 3.5% NaCl solution. The results show samarium can change the shape of intermetallic and refine the grains. In addition, samarium makes better pitting resistance and exhibits a tendency for uniform corrosion. It is indicated by the loop reduction (ΔEpit-prot). Current density increased as an effect of samarium addition from 6x10-5 Ampere (Al-5Zn-0.5Cu) to 2.5x10-4 Ampere (Al-5Zn-0.5Cu-0.5Sm). Steel potential protection increased after addition of samarium which is an indication the possibility of Al-Zn-Cu-Sm to be used as low voltage sacrificial anode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials, ISMM 2017
Subtitle of host publicationMetallurgy and Advanced Material Technology for Sustainable Development
EditorsM. Yunan Hasbi, Daniel Panghihutan Malau, Dhyah Annur, M. Ikhlasul Amal, Satrio Herbirowo, Yulinda Lestari
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416697
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018
Event1st International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials: Metallurgy and Advanced Material Technology for Sustainable Development, ISMM 2017 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 24 Oct 201725 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1964
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference1st International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials: Metallurgy and Advanced Material Technology for Sustainable Development, ISMM 2017
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period24/10/1725/10/17

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