Corrosion failure of metallic electroplated coatings on various products were analysed and the dominant corrosion stimulators were identified. The thickness and porosity of coatings are very important for their corrosion resistance. The suitable thickness of these coatings shall be chosen from the technical standards recommendations depending on the severity of service conditions. This characterisation of corrosion risks are not fully respect in other products standards, e.g. for electronic products, devices and installations. In articles the examples of how different of environment fit into the corrosivity classification system are given.Keywords: electroplated coatings, corrosion properties, corrosivity of environments, technical standards
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