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Subject: Weathering steel

Weathering steel

From: Regis Bertholon <bertholon7>
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Trude Ellingsen <trudelutt [at] yahoo__com> writes

>I'm currently carrying out research into the deterioration and
>conservation of weathering steel (Cor-ten) sculpture. As few iron
>alloy sculptures are cast, any information on the manufacture,
>solders and treatment of the welds would be of great help. Another
>area of interest is the effect of environmental factors like bird
>droppings, tree residues and trapped water on the corrosion of
>weathering steel. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how these
>conditions could be simulated experimentally? ...

A paper written in French by Emilio Ruiz de Arcaute described the
preliminary report for protection treatment of a sculpture made in
Cor-ten and exposed by the sea in Spain. It has been published in
the conference proceedings of Metal 98 that was held in Draguignan.
Publisher is James and James, pp 280-285, ISBN 1-873936-82-6. As for
simulating bird droppings, I must confess that I had never really
thought about it.

Regis Bertholon
Maitre de conference (Senior lecturer)
Section Conservation-restauration des biens culturels-UFR03
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
17 rue de Tolbiac
75634 Paris Cedex13

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:73
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