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Comparative study of erosion-corrosion performance on a range of stainless steels

Giourntas, Lampros Gerasimos and Hodgkiess, Trevor and Galloway, Alexander (2015) Comparative study of erosion-corrosion performance on a range of stainless steels. In: 20th International Conference on Wear of Materials, 2015-04-12 - 2015-04-16, The Sheraton Centre.

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    The current study comprised a comparative investigation of four types of stainless steel in solid/liquid impingement conditions in a saline environment. The objectives of this study were firstly to obtain any evidence of the different performances of these four types of stainless steel, which might impact on material selection for the Offshore and Oil and Gas Industry. Also, the aim was to ascertain the extent to which the different metallurgical structures and chemical compositions of the steels influence the fundamental mechanisms of erosion-corrosion. A medium carbon steel was also included in the programme as a low-corrosion-resistant comparator. The testing environment has included free erosion corrosion conditions and also experiments involving the application of cathodic protection.