The study of pitting potentials for some austenitic stainless steels using a potentiodynamic technique

Hau Chung Man, D. R. Gabe

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A potentiostatic sweep technique at 1 mV s1, which had previously been developed, has been used to determine the pitting potentials of several stainless type steels in chloride-containing saline waters. Using 3% chloride as a norm the effect of temperature and several second anions such as nitrate, hydroxyl, sulphate, carbonate and chromate have been investigated. The technique gives self-consistent data whose trends are similar to those reported in the literature using other polarization techniques, thus supporting its adoption as a routine test method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-721
Number of pages9
JournalCorrosion Science
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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