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On this page we discuss corrosion for medical devices and diagnostics.
CONDITIONS FOR GALVANIC CORROSION
Galvanic corrosion is a risk at the junction between two metals where three conditions are met:
When you have two or more metals in electrical contact with one another and in the presence of an aqueous solution then one runs the risk of preferential corrosion of one or more metals through a process called galvanic corrosion.
GALVANIC CORROSION RISK
In the figure below the risk of galvanic corrosion from two dissimilar metals being in contact with one another can be assessed.
A individual metal, alloy or metalloid to corrode can in part be seen from the table below. Whether two metals in electrical connection and meeting the three conditions above will undergo galvanic corrosion is in part predicted when they have a voltage difference of 0.2 V or greater.
Corrosion of medical devices can be exacerbated or impeded by electroplating, Please see ZP's standard electroplating solutions,.
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