Performance of stainless steel in plants surveyed

Details of the performance of chloride stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) resistant stainless steels (SS) in Japan operating plants have been collected and reported.In cases where originally selected 300 series SS experienced chloride SCC, Japanese refineries and petrochemical plants tended to select duplex SS or 316 SS as countermeasures. Duplex SS and 316 SS materials were usually selected for more-severe conditions than the other 300 series SS.Although there are few applications, high nickel alloy in acid environments with a high amount of chlorides experienced few SCC incidents. Type 444 SS had similar superior results.These are the conclusions based on a survey conducted in 1995-1997 by...

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