Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 19 No. 6 December 2009|
（1. Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China;
2. Guangdong Sanhe Pipe-pile Co. Ltd., Zhongshan 518424, China）
Abstract:Three kinds of single layer coatings of Zn, Zn15Al, 316L stainless steel and two kinds of double layer coatings with inner layer of Zn or Zn15Al and outer layer of, 316L stainless steel by arc spraying were developed to protect the metal ends of prestressed high-strength concrete (PHC) pipe piles against soil corrosion. The corrosion behaviors of the coated Q235 steel samples in the simulated Dagang soil solution were investigated by potentiodynamic polarization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and natural immersion tests. The results show that the corrosion of the matrix Q235 steel is effectively inhibited by Zn, Zn15Al, Zn+316L and Zn15Al+316L coatings. The corrosion rate value of Zn15Al coated samples is negative. The corrosion products on Zn and Zn15Al coated samples are compact and firm. The corrosion resistance indexes of both Zn and Zn15Al coated samples are improved significantly with corrosion time, and the latter are more outstanding than the former. But the corrosion resistance of 316L coated samples is decreased quickly with the increase in immersion time. When the coatings are sealed with epoxy resin, the corrosion resistance of the coatings will be enhanced significantly.
Key words: arc spraying; coating; corrosion behavior; soil corrosion; PHC pipe pile; zinc; stainless steel