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The project was aimed at verifying and increasing the reliability of laboratory test methodologies to guide the selection of corrosion resistant alloys and predict their service life in plants and processes involving severe mechanical stresses in chloride or H(2)S/CO(2)Cl(-) environments. Martensitic, duplex and austenitic stainless steels were examined by different static and dynamic stress corrosion cracking (SCC) test procedures and the relevant test results compared in order to define the most suitable test method. Localized corrosion was studied being a damage process particularly active on martensitic steels and, in a lesser extent, on duplex ones, and acting as the initiation stage of stress corrosion cracking. Corrosion fatigue of duplex steels in chloride environments was also investigated and the effects of load and frequency are discussed.

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Authors: BARTERI M, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT);VERNEAU M, Creusot Loire Industrie, Le Creuset (FR);AUDOUARD J, IRSID, Fraisses (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16725 EN (1997) 196pp., FS, ECU 33.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1401-7
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