Combat Corrosion Costs …and win!. By Frank Garber U.S. Environmental Resources. Background. Frank Garber holds a Masters degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Iowa He served as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry for seven years before entering into the private sector.
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By Frank Garber
U.S. Environmental Resources
Highways and Bridges
Silver Bridge Collapse
December 15, 1967 in Kanauga, OH
General Surface Corrosion
Stress Corrosion Cracking
10% reduction = $11.4+ Billion (22 to 1 ROI)
20% reduction = $22.8+ Billion (44 to 1 ROI)
30% reduction = $34.2+ Billion (66 to 1 ROI)
1. FHWA funds Cost of Corrosion Study CORROSION COSTS AND PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES IN THE UNITED STATES Report by CC Technologies Laboratories, Inc. to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Infrastructure Research and Development, Report FHWA-RD-01-156, September 2001.
2. Robert Ross and Marc Goldstein, Better Roads Magazine, August 2003
3. Thornes, J. E. An Estimate of the Economic Benefits of Winter Road Maintenance in the UK. In Proc., Cold Comfort: 4th Annual Winter Maintenance Conference and Exhibition. Nottingham, UK, 1995.
4. Vitaliano, D. F. An Economic Assessment of the Social Costs of Highway Salting and the Efficiency of Substituting a New Deicing Material. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1992, pp. 397–418.
5. The National Association of Corrosion Engineers, white paper, http://www.nace.org/nace/content/publicaffairs/media/bridge.asp