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Corrosion of Stainless Steels, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-00792-0
464 pages
April 1996
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A Complete, Up-to-Date Introduction to Corrosion of Stainless Steels and Metallurgical Factors This fully updated Second Edition of Corrosion of Stainless Steels covers the tremendous advances made with stainless steels in recent decades, including applications in many new areas--from marine technologies and off-shore oil production to power plants and the kitchen sink. This book offers unique insights into the corrosion mechanisms affecting stainless steels, details problem-avoidance strategies, and helps identify corrosion-resistant capabilities for these remarkable alloys Sponsored by the Electrochemical Society, Corrosion os Stainless Steels
* Provides a comprehensive introduction to the selection, development, and production of all types of stainless steels
* Emphasizes how metallurgical factors affect corrosion resistance
* Examines the limitations of stainless steels within the context of a discussion on higher alloys
* Takes an interdisciplinary approach that demonstrates the combined effects of metallurgy, chemistry, and electrochemistry on corrosion resistance
* Provides baseline knowledge and testing standards for stainless steels, and facilitates failure analysis for industrial purposes or litigation related to equipment failure
This is a much-needed text for materials scientists, chemical engineers, corrosion specialists, graduate students, and anyone who needs to be brought up to date on this subject.
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Table of Contents

Composition, Structure, and Mechanical Properties.



Crevice Corrosion.

Intergranular Corrosion.

Stress Corrosion Cracking.

Corrosion Fatigue, Galvanic Corrosion, Erosion-Corrosion, and Cavitation-Erosion.

General Corrosion.

Corrosion by Hot Gases and Molten Compounds.


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Author Information

About the author A. JOHN SEDRIKS is an internationally recognized researcher who specializes in corrosion control by metallurgical modifications. He is responsible for corrosion research at the Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, where he has worked since 1984. His previous affiliations included Inco's Research and Development Centers in New York and in England, Martin-Marietta's Research Institute for Advanced Studies in Baltimore, and the Defense Standards Laboratories in Sydney, Australia. He was involved in the development of Inconel alloy 690 and other alloys, and in corrosion programs for nuclear power plants, among other projects. Dr. Sedriks is the author of Stress Corrosion Cracking Test Methods as well as numerous journal articles and reports.
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