Accession Number : AD0657938

Title :   THE CORROSION BEHAVIOR OF STAINLESS STEELS IN SEA WATER.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,M. H. ; Lennox,T. J. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The corrosion behavior of several series of stainless steels is discussed. Photographs of typical attack in both experimental panels and operational equipment are shown. Because of the susceptibility of stainless steel to pitting, its use in sea water should be avoided in new designs. The 300 series, however, may be used if provided with cathodic protection. The 400 series stainless steels are unsuitable for use in sea water even if provided with cathodic protection. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CORROSION, STAINLESS STEEL), (*STAINLESS STEEL, SEA WATER), CATHODIC PROTECTION, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), SURFACE PROPERTIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE