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Methods and apparatus for managing corrosion in buildings

United States Patent

8,949,040
February 3, 2015
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Principles of the invention provide methods and apparatus for providing corrosion management in buildings. In one aspect, an exemplary method includes the step of receiving first data relating corrosion rate to a plurality of environmental conditions. This first data is subsequently utilized to determine a quantitative relationship between corrosion rate and the plurality of environmental conditions. In another step, second data indicative of one or more environmental conditions within a building is received. A corrosion rate in the building is then determined at least in part by applying the determined quantitative relationship to this second data.
Chey; S. Jay (Ossining, NY), Hamann; Hendrik F. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Klein; Levente Ioan (Tuckahoe, NY), Schappert; Michael Alan (Wappingers Falls, NY), Stepanchuk; Andriy (Wappingers Falls, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
13/ 222,953
20130047547
August 31, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No.: DE-EE00002897 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.