Test Techniques for Pitting and Crevice Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel and Nickel-Base Alloys in Chloride-Containing Environments (10016)

Reprinted from International Materials Reviews, Vol. 32 (3), 1987.

Test methods currently available for determining the resistance of stainless steels and related alloys to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments are assessed. The present understanding of the mechanisms of pitting and crevice corrosion are examined, and the major factors affecting the process are noted. Accelerated and exposure test techniques are considered in relation to their ability to provide an accurate ranking of materials, and to relate the service conditions.

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