Periodic table

Corrosion engineering consultant

Corrosion Doctors site map

Alphabetical index of the Corrosion Doctors Web site

Availability of Materials

Materials engineers and purchasing agents become frustrated in trying to obtain materials that have a limited number of producers or a limited production volume. Such frustration can be particularly high when a small amount of material is needed to finish a job or replace a failed piece. A modern and comprehensive document on the subject is the second edition of the classic CORROSION BASICS textbook. Some excerpts of that document are used here.

See also: The Thomas Register, Online Metals (small quantities of almost everything)

MRO = Companies primarily engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and redistribution of maintenance, repair and operation supplies including: janitorial, electrical, bearings, tools, machinery, accessories, fire/safety equipment and many other industrial items, to a diversified market of redistributors and end-users