Making the Most of Rusty ML Skills

Where there is equipment made of iron, steel, or a great many other metals, corrosion is often not far behind. Unavoidable exposure to ubiquitous elements like oxygen and moisture is enough to begin this gradual deterioration of metal. As the corrosive process continues, it will lead to a reduction in effectiveness of the impacted components, and eventually, a total failure. Such problems are particularly pronounced in industries where volatile materials are used, as is the case in the oil and gas industry. Under these conditions, component failures can lead to serious worker safety issues, explosions, and large equipment costs. Estimates indicate that the global costs incurred due to corrosion exceed a staggering $2.5 trillion each year.

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