Stainless Steel Corrosion

Posted: 20th January 2012

Stainless steel’s corrosion resistance depends on the temperature and composition of the material as well as the chemical composition of the product in contact with it.

304 and 316L stainless steel are excellent in a range of atmospheric environments and many corrosive media - 316L is generally more resistant than 304. Both are subject to pitting and crevice corrosion in warm chloride environments, and to stress corrosion cracking above about 60°C.

The information contained in our stainless steel corrosion chart provides a general guide to the performance or corrosion resistance of the stainless steel products PHP supply.

Also see:

Introduction to Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Corrosion Chart