This study examines the effect of electrochemical corrosion on waste packages where there is a significant possibility of exposure to humidity leading to water film formation and subsequently corrosion. The objective of the study was to test the susceptibility of different metals under different ranges of humidity over a long term period of 5 years or more. The results of the study would then form the basis of input to other programs including things like ‘Recommendation for Container Materials’ amongst others. An analytical balance and a calipers were used to measure and weigh the test specimens. Both were calibrated with NIST traceable gage blocks and weights.
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