Accession Number : ADD007766

Title :   Technique for Passivating Stainless Steel.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Menke,Joseph T

Report Date : 25 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Stainless steel is activated by blasting the metal surface with cast iron grit or cut steel blasting abrasive. Particles of ferrous metal abrasive are embedded in the corrosion resistant steel surface, causing a passive coating to form in a conventional phosphating or oxalating solution. This may be desirable to make the stainless steel surface non-reflective and more corrosion resistant. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Stainless steel, *Passivity, *Corrosion resistance, Abrasive blasting, Surface properties, Coatings, Iron alloys, Films, Casting, Reflection, Inventions

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE