THE VARIABLE CORROSION RESISTANCE OF 18CR-8NI STAINLESS STEELS: I. BEHAVIOR OF COMMERCIAL ALLOYS.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF GENETICS
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The electrochemical and corrosion characteristics of Types 303, 304 and 316 stainless steel in 1N H2SO4 were determined using precision potentiostatic polarization and conventional coupon exposureweight change techniques. Factors increasing the magnitude of the critical anodic current density, Ic, are shown to have a deleterious effect on the passivating tendencies of Type 304 alloys. Statistical analysis of the electrochemical properties of Type 304 alloy has shown that Ic is related to chemical constitution by the following relationship Ic 15471 373 Mn - 1240 Cu - 750 Mo 76000 S - 6500 C - 840 Cr. Control of the detrimental effects of sulphur and manganese in Type 304 alloys can be obtained during manufacture by increase in copper and molybdenum content. Author
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Fabrication Metallurgy