Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steels in Soils and in Concrete

The resource is a report on corrosion of stainless steels in soils and concrete. Concerning soils, the classification and corrosivity of different soils, the corrosion resistance of stainless steels in soils and a basic guide for the correct selection of grade in inland and marine locations are given. Concerning concrete, a description describing how the elements within it lead to the corrosion of stainless steels and the corrosion resistance of each stainless steel family are given. In conclusion it is recommended that stainless steel structures in soil should be considered firstly in relation to the preserve of chloride ions and secondly according to their resistivity and pH. Stainless steels in concrete with a PRE > 19 should be satisfactory in most cases and in carbonate or chloride containing concrete, grade 1.4401 is suitable.

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