Material Selection for Nitric Acid Service

This is an excerpt of the "Risk Management" Expert System module, sub-module "Material Selection for Given Process conditions". The exemple presented here is related to the apllication of stainless steels in Nitric Acid media.

The corrosion risks associated with the medium concentration, impurities and temperature are described and discussed, depending on the chemical composition and metallurgical state of various stainless steels.

Suitable materials are presented together with their relative performances in HNO3 media.

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