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    how to measure depth of pitting corrosion?

    we have stainless steel tank that wear out over time from viberation, and starts to get pitting corrosion. any one know of a good way to measure the depth of the corroted areas?

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    There are a variety of methods for measuring pit depth. Ultrasonically, mechanically, etc.

    Depth gauge with small stylus:

    pit-measurement.jpg

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    wow nice information regarding the corrosion.We can measure the deapth of pitting corrosion. This is a very nice stuff. Thanks.

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