Stainless steel and corrosion

Corrosion can be defined as the deterioration of material, usually a metal, that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. The majority of material should be expected to deteriorate, to some extent, with time when exposed to the elements corrosion is a natural process.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel results from the formation of a chromium oxide film on metal surface, this film is hard and generally invisible. If the film is accidentally removed, a new one is created in order to continue the protection (self-passivating).

Most of structure in building, when corrosion is a problem, will make use of either, the austenitic or ferritic types of stainless steel.

It is very important to know accurately the place where materials are going to be used: the environment is essential in order to define the behavior of metals.

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