A method to predict pitting corrosion of stainless steels in evaporative conditions

Pekka Pohjanne (Corresponding Author), Leena Carpén, Tero Hakkarainen, Petri Kinnunen

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    Stainless steels are used in architecture and building because of their good corrosion resistance and visual appearance. Despite all precautions localised corrosion has caused unexpected material failures in environments which should be harmless. These failures are associated to surface contamination with corrosive salt solutions that are formed when splash water concentrates due to evaporation. This paper reports on studies carried out to investigate the localised corrosion risk of stainless steels in concentrated salt solutions. A quantitative corrosion risk prediction approach based on the experimental corrosion studies and quantitative pitting corrosion models developed for evaluation of pitting corrosion risk are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1325 - 1331
    JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Stainless steel
    • Austenitic stainless steel
    • Ferritic stainless steel
    • Duplex stainless steel
    • Pitting corrosion
    • Chlorides
    • Sulphates
    • Evaporates


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