The presence of chalcopyrite increases the corrosion rate of carbon steel through a galvanic couple. In this study, five organic coating systems were evaluated for their strength against consequent corrosion in the presence of copper concentrate by electrochemistry impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurement. The coating system studied are a single application epoxy coating (C1); a three-layer epoxy system with zinc-rich epoxy primer base coat, surface tolerant epoxy middle layer, and a top layer polyurethane (C2); a three-layer epoxy system that has the advantages of fast dry time consist of epoxy zinc phosphate base coat primer, the middle layer of the epoxy primer containing the pigment zinc phosphate and top layer polyurethane (C3); metallic pigmented polyurethane coating (C4), and an epoxy coating which can be applied to wet surfaces or in water (C5). All those systems have been tested by the EIS. The test results showed that C2, C3, C4, and C5 coating systems maintained good barrier properties during the immersion process, the low frequency |Z| is more than 108Ω.cm2 after 30 days of immersion exposure. Epoxy modified coating (C1) had the lowest impedance with resistance under 106 Ω.cm2 provide poor corrosion protection.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Dec 2021|
|Event||1st International Seminar on Mineral and Coal Technology, ISMCT 2021 - Bandung, Indonesia|
Duration: 23 Jun 2021 → 24 Jun 2021