Uncertainty in Potentiodynamic Polarization Resistance Measurement

동전위 분극저항 측정에서의 불확도

  • Kim, Jong Jip (Center for Materials Measurement, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)
  • 김종집 (한국 표준과학연구원 소재측정센터)
  • Received : 2009.07.31
  • Accepted : 2009.08.07
  • Published : 2009.10.01


For the estimation of uncertainty in potentiodynamic polarization resistance measurement, the type A uncertainty was measured using type 316 stainless steel in an acidified NaCl solution. Sensitivity coefficients were determined for measurand such as scan rate of potential, temperature of solution, concentration of NaCl, concentration of HCl, surface roughness of specimen and flow rate of purging gas. Sensitivity coefficients were large for the measurand such as the scan rate of potential, temperature of solution and roughness of specimen. However, the sensitivity coefficients were not the major factors influencing the combined standard uncertainty of polarization resistance due to the low values of uncertainty in measurements of the measurands. A major influencing factor was the concentration of NaCl. The value of type A uncertainty was 1.1 times the value of type B uncertainty, and the combined standard uncertainty was 10.5 % of the average value of polarization resistance.


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