Corrosion Inhibitor Efficiency Measurement in Turbulent Flow Conditions with the Autolab Rotating Cylinder Electrode (RCE), According to ASTM G185

The rotating cylinder electrode (RCE) is a technique used in corrosion research to simulate in a laboratory environment the turbulent flow which usually occurs when liquids are transported through pipelines. The RCE is used to generate a turbulent flow at the surface of a sample, simulating the pipe flow conditions. Experiments that involve an RCE are regulated by the ASTM G185 standard. In this application note, The RCE with a 1018 carbon steel cylinder sample was used with the linear polarization (LP) measurement technique.