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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(5): 491-495 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.533

Corrosion Health Monitoring System for Steel Ship Structures

P. K. Satheesh Babu, A. Mathiazhagan, and C. G. Nandakumar
Abstract—Corrosion represents one of the largest through life cost component of ships. Ship owners and operators recognize that combating corrosion significantly impacts the vessels’ reliability, availability and through life costs. Primary objective of this paper is to review various inspections, monitoring systems and life cycle management with respect to corrosion control of ships and to develop the concept of “Corrosion Health” (CH) which would quantify the extent of corrosion at any point of ships’ operational life. A system approach in which the ship structure is considered as a corrosion system and divided into several corrosion zones, with distinct characteristics, is presented. Various corrosion assessment criteria for assessment of corrosion condition are listed. A CH rating system for representation of complex corrosion condition with a numeric number along with recommendations for repair/maintenance action is also discussed.

Index Terms—Corrosion control of ships, corrosion health, corrosion of ship structure, marine corrosion, monitoring systems, ship inspections.

The authors are with the Dept. of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India (e-mail:,,


Cite:P. K. Satheesh Babu, A. Mathiazhagan, and C. G. Nandakumar, "Corrosion Health Monitoring System for Steel Ship Structures," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 491-495, 2014.

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