CORROSION OF MATERIALS IN HYDROSPACE. PART IV. STAINLESS STEELS

A total of 1,750 specimens of 57 different stainless steels were exposed in seawater at the surface and at depths of 2,500 and 6,000 feet in the Pacific Ocean for periods of time varying from 123 to 1,064 days in order to determine the effects of the seawater environments at different depths on their corrosion resistance. Corrosion rates, type of corrosion, pit depths and stress corrosion cracking resistance are presented. In general, corrosion in surface seawater was more severe than in the deep seawater and in the bottom sediments at depths of 2,500 and 6,000 feet for equivalent periods of exposure. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Reinhart, F M
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCEL-TN-1172 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1973 12:00AM