Stainless Steel Information

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Information about 304 stainless by ASSDA         Information about 316 stainless by ASSDA Technical Handbook of Stainless Steels
Stainless Technical Info Stainless Steel Corrosion Corrosion Rate Calculator
Naval Materials Materials Performance Glossary Congressional Study
Cost of Corrosion to America
What is stainless passivation?
Corrosion Problem Solver Stainless Steel Recycling

Literature Online
From a government report on the nuclear storage facility at Yucca Mountain
Range of Observed Penetration Rates for Stainless Steels 304 and 316 - Cumulative Probability Distributions
Observed Logarithms of Penetration Rates for Stainless Steels 304 and 316 - Cumulative Probability Distribution
Range of Localized Penetration Rates for Stainless Steels 304 and 316
Comparison of Observed Penetration Rates for Stainless Steels 304 and 316
Seawater Resistance of Stainless Steels
Galvanic Control: Galvanic Corrosion and Stainless Steel

3 Part Series A Stainless Steel Primer (Parts 1  2  3 )
Free Stainless Steel Literature

More Online Literature
Nickel Stainless Steels for Marine Environments, Natural Waters and Brines courtesy Stainless Steel World (51 page pdf)
Which Stainless Steel Should I Specify for Exterior Applications courtesy International Molybdenum Assoc (4 page pdf)
Designing for Corrosion courtesy the  Penn State website (22 page pdf)
Corrosion Study of Bare and Coated Stainless Steel courtesy NASA  dated 1971 (69 page pdf)
Corrosion Control Checklist  courtesy the National Physical Laboratory (30 page pdf)
Fundamentals of Metallic Corrosion in Fresh Water courtesy the Roscoe Moss Company (18 page pdf)
Report on the Corrosion of Certain Alloys courtesy the US Environmental Agency (71 page pdf)
Stainless Steels in Architecture, Building and Construction courtesy Nickel Development Institute (42 page pdf)
Stainless Steel Fasteners - A Systematic Approach to Their Selection courtesy Nickel Development Institute (24 page pdf)

It's Stainless Steel, it shouldn't rust..."
Galvanic Corrosion Chart

Online Classes
Basics of sheet metal forming - offers a good section on materials mechanics
Temperature resistance & Full Details 302HQ, 304, 316

Complete College Lectures - Corrosion

Technical Articles Online
Why black oxide and stainless are not good matches for exterior applications
An Advanced Torque Auditing Method - The Magic of M-Alpha

Free Literature by Mail

* Corrosion Causes and Control - 12 series article re-printed by Carpenter Specialty Alloys from Chemical Engineering Magazine - free upon request from Carpenter
* How to Passivate Stainless Steel Parts - article reprinted from Modern Machine Shop free upon request from Carpenters  or read online here

The Stainless Steel Information Center
Nickel Development Institute
International Stainless Steel Forum
Australian Stainless Steel Development Association
British Stainless Steel Association
European Stainless Steel Development Association
Corrosion Source
Engineers Edge
Corrosion Club
 Free Software

SS Corrosion Guide

18-8 is a term used interchangeably when referring to 300 series stainless steel having approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel. It can include stainless made from 302, 302HQ, 303, 304, 305, 384, and XM7, among others. There is little overall difference in corrosion resistance among these types, but slight differences in chemical composition can make certain grades more resistant than others against particular chemicals or atmospheres. 18-8 bolts are commonly 304 stainless, while screws are typically 302HQ.

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