Review on Corrosion of Austenitic Stainless Steels in Chloride Medium


  • Dr. Kondapalli Siva Prasad Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology & Sciences, Visakhapatnam, India,


Corrosion, welding, pitting corrosion, Austenitic stainless steels


Corrosion is the one of the major problem generally faced by welded joints made with various welding processes. Welding resistance of welded joints can be improved with addition of anticorrosive elements in the base metal. Austenitic steels has better corrosion resistance when compared to other steels, but when they are subjected to heating because of welding processes, they are subjected to corrosion. The objective of the article is to review the works reported on corrosion of austenitic stainless steels and welded joints made of different welding processes. The effect of chloride medium on corrosion of welded joints was also discussed.


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