The Crevice Corrosion of 316L SS Alloy in NaCl Solution at Different Applied Potentials


316L SS alloy was tested under different applied potentials to study the susceptibility of this alloy to crevice corrosion. XPS measurements have been carried out to detect and define the products which formed on the surface of 316L SS in 3.5% NaCl at room temperature at applied potential = 200 mVSCE. The formation of Fe, Cr and Mo compounds were found, and these compounds play a great role in protecting the alloy which was found. The boundaries of the corroded area under washer teeth are in agreement with IR drop. The potentiodynamic technique is also studied to examine the overall corrosion behavior of 316L SS.

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Arab, S. , Abdulsalam, M. , Alghamdi, H. and Emran, K. (2014) The Crevice Corrosion of 316L SS Alloy in NaCl Solution at Different Applied Potentials. Open Journal of Physical Chemistry, 4, 52-59. doi: 10.4236/ojpc.2014.42008.

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