TY - CHAP A1 - Philipp Lettenmeier A2 - Aldo S. Gago A3 - K. Andreas Friedrich ED1 - Carlos Giudice ED2 - Guadalupe Canosa Y1 - 2017-09-06 PY - 2017 T1 - Protective Coatings for Low-Cost Bipolar Plates and Current Collectors of Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzers for Large Scale Energy Storage from Renewables N2 - Materials are at the center of all technological advances; it is evident in considering the spectacular progress that has been made in fields as diverse as engineering, medicine, biology, etc. Materials science and technology must develop researches allowing the generation of new methods of protection to reduce fundamentally the losses of human life as well as the economic ones. The former are impossible of quantifying, while the latter are highly significant; thus, only those derived from corrosive processes in their different forms reach, in technologically developed countries, about 4% of the Gross National Product (GNP), while those derived from fire action range from 0.5 to 1.0% of the mentioned GNP. The book, in the different chapters, displays original systems of superficial protection and of low environmental impact to minimize the losses by corrosion and the fire action. BT - New Technologies in Protective Coatings SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.68528 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.68528 SN - 978-953-51-3492-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-28 ER -