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European workshop on seawater corrosion of stainless steel (EFC 19)

1996 Edition, January 1, 1996

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B0663 * ISBN: 9781861250186
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  • Revision: 1996 Edition, January 1, 1996
  • Published Date: January 1996
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Maney Publishing (MANEY)
  • Page Count: 194
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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A Round Robin Test has been performed to map differences in sea wafer corrosivity towards stainless steel among European laboratories. The sea water varied from brackish to full strength ocean water. The test comprised monitoring of free corrosion potential and the reduction current of UNS S31254, crevice corrosion testing of three different stainless steel qualities; comparison of critical pitting temperature of UNS S31600and monitoring of sea water parameters. Potential ennoblement and increase in the reduction current were observed at all the test stations involved during both seasons. The rate of the anodic reaction in the stable pitting process was practically independent of the sea water composition. The tendency towards initiation of crevice corrosion was found to differ significantly among the test stations involved, which is difficult to explain based on data available on chemical, physical properties and biological effects.

Edited by: B. Espelid, D. Thierry