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Workshop on automated corrosion loggers

From: Irena Kucerova <irena.kucerova>
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2007
CORRLOG organises workshop on

"Monitoring of Air Corrosivity Using Automated Corrosion Loggers"
Automated corrosion sensors as on-line real time process control
at C2RMF, departement Conservation preventive
Palais du Louvre
Porte des lions
14 quai Francois Mitterrand
75001 Paris
Tuesday, 11 December 2007

The workshop is free of charge.

Information about the project and workshop are on

Workshop is organized by

    Institut de la Corrosion, Brest, France
    Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic
    C2RMF, Paris, France
    nke electronics, Hennebont, France

and it is supported by the European Commission under the Sixth
Framework Programme Horizontal Research Activities involving Small
and Medium Enterprises Co-operative Research (CRAFT) under contract
number 018207


It is generally agreed that the control of air quality is vital to
the protection of valuable, culturally significant objects in
museums, expositions, depositories, and archives. The main factors
affecting air corrosivity are temperature, relative humidity,
concentration of pollutants, dispersed chlorides, organic acids,
other volatile compounds and dust particles. However, it is only the
relative humidity and temperature that are usually controlled and
monitored. Additional anti-corrosion measures can be applied when
valuable and often irreplaceable historical objects have already
been affected. Since control of the air without the application of
any monitoring technique (giving rapid feedback on the air quality),
might be either inadequate or excessive, and thus too costly,
information on the actual corrosivity of the atmosphere is crucial
to effective corrosion protection.

A monitoring system aimed at enabling continuous measurement of the
corrosion rate of specific metals was developed under the 6th
Framework Programme. The implementation of on-line, real-time
monitoring allows operators to take immediate counter measures if
corrosion is accelerating, and thus gives them the opportunity to
decrease corrosion deterioration.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss current state-of-the-art in
corrosion monitoring in air, particularly in respect to cultural
heritage, present the automated logger for atmospheric corrosion
monitoring, and show the first practical experience of end-users.
The logger was tested in collaboration with a range of partners
including the Louvre, the Swiss National Museum, the National Museum
of Denmark, and Prague Castle. Loggers and sensors were placed at
museums and depositories under different conditions. The system was
also tested for pollution monitoring on cars, and for research

Programme of the workshop

    10:00       Dominique Thierry
                Institut de la Corrosion
                Automated logger for atmospheric corrosion
                monitoring (opening)

    10:10       Milan Kouril
                ICT Prague
                Corrosion monitoring in atmosphere: principles,
                benefits and limitations of available techniques

    10:40       Michel Dubus
                Preventive conservation: indoor air quality with
                respect to metal corrosion

    11:00       Coffee break

    11:20       Yves Degres
                nke electronics
                CORRLOG logger presentation

    11:40       Tomas Prosek
                Institut de la Corrosion
                Laboratory testing: Sensitivity of measurement

    12:00       Michelle Taube
                National Museum of Denmark
                Case studies of indoor corrosion at the National
                Museum of Denmark

    12:20       Discussion

    12:40-14:00 Lunch

    End-users testing in cultural heritage area

    14:00       Jindriska Drozenova
                National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

    14:15       Vera Hubert
                National Museum of Switzerland

    14:30       Michelle Taube
                National Museum of Denmark

    14:45       Katerina Doubravova
                Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and Karlstejn
                Castle, Chapel of St. Cross, Czech Republic

    End-users testing in other areas

    15:00       Milan Kouril
                ICT Prague
                Monitoring of corrosivity in indoor and outdoor
                atmosphere of an industrial plant

    15:15       Tomas Prosek
                Institut de la Corrosion
                Pollution monitoring in Naples

    15:30       Discussion

    15:45       End of the workshop

For registration, please, fill in and send the registration form at


by November 30, 2007 to

    Katerina Doubravova
    ICT Prague, Czech Republic
    +420 220 44 3791
    Fax: +420 220 44 4310
    katerina.doubravova [at] vscht__cz

Irena Kucerova
Institut of Chemical Technology Prague
Department of Chemical Technology of Monument Conservation
Technicka 5
Prague 6
Czech Republik

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