A recently released two-year breakthrough study estimates the
annual direct cost of corrosion in the United States to be $276
billion. While this is a sizeable number, larger than many of
the world's economies, it has been estimated that 25-30% of the
total, or $70-80 billion, could be saved by using
state-of-the-art corrosion management practices. In addition to
the cost savings, corrosion can result in public and industrial
CC Technologies (Dublin, Ohio) conducted the research in a
cooperative effort with the U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). NACE International - The
Corrosion Society worked with Congressional representatives to
secure $1 million in federal funding for the study.
The study identified the direct cost of corrosion in five major
sectors of the economy - infrastructure, utilities,
transportation, production & manufacturing, and government.
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