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How Resistant Is Stainless Steel To Corrosion?

How Resistant Is Stainless Steel To Corrosion?

Submitted by • September 26, 2020 www.ambicasteels.com

One of the most important advantages of stainless steel is its high resistance to corrosive environments. The principle alloying element imparting corrosion resistance is Chromium. Chromium forms a thin and self-repairing layer around the metal surface, thus protecting it from outside environment.

Having high resistance does not make it immune to corrosion. Even stainless steel suffers from corrosion but the rate of corrosion is much slower, implying stainless steel offers better up-time.

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