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Harold Webster

Harold A. Webster served as president at Corrosion Service Company Limited between 1960 and 1990 later becoming Chief Executive Officer (1990 to 1993) and Chairman of the Board (1990 to 1999). He joined the company in 1952 where he worked in various roles, including previously Corrosion Engineer, Chief Engineer and Vice-President. Before starting his engineering journey, Webster served with the Canadian Army overseas during the Second World War and retired with the rank of Major in 1947. Harold was a certified Professional Engineer, a NACE certified Corrosion Specialist, a NACE National President (1975 to 1976) and held an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto.

Published : January 1, 1970

The ground (soils) does not confine electrical current to discrete paths in the same way as electrical cables do. It is meaningful to talk about the resistance per foot of a copper wire, but not meaningful to talk about the resistance per foot of a […]

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Published : April 1, 1968

A few years ago the word ‘corrosion” was not used with familiarity by most of those people charged with the maintenance of underground plant facilities. Rusting usually manifested itself in “red water” problems. Pitting in boilers was recognized as a treatment inadequacy. Leaking in underground […]

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Published : January 1, 1970

Recent work has made possible the application of anodic protection techniques to metals in active chemical environments. One outcome of this research is strong evidence to suggest that mild carbon steel and low alloy stainless steel can be rendered almost inert to severely corroding environments.

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Published : January 1, 1970

Since aqueous corrosion is electrochemical in nature, it is logical that electrochemical techniques can be used in its control. The electrochemical corrosion cell is made up of four essential components: the anode or electrode at which oxidizing processes take place and usually corrosion; the cathode […]

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Published : June 1, 1989

Cathodic protection is discussed in relation to the likelihood that its application will rest on economic considerations. Various methods are presented from the literature and a case is made for the use of the Equivalent Annual Cost Method together with several illustrations of its use.

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Published : February 1, 1990

Elements known to the ancients were given Latin names which were abbreviated. Iron was called Ferrum in Latin which was abbreviated to Fe. Copper was called Cuprum shortened to Cu, etc. More recently discovered elements are usually abbreviated by using the first two letters in […]

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Published : January 1, 1963

Cathodic protection techniques provide a direct means of stopping metal loss due to stray earth currents. The method ensures long life and reduced maintenance for buried equipment.

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