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Corrosion resistance of high nickel alloys in sea water

J.B. Maylor (Market Co‐ordinator, Chemical & Process Industries, Henry Wiggin & Co. Ltd., Hereford)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 July 1978


Introduction Although nickel is generally regarded as a corrosion resistant material its resistance to sea water is only moderate. In fast flowing sea water its corrosion rate is very low; of the order of 0.0005 in/yr. Under stagnant conditions, however, it is susceptible to pitting and crevice corrosion attack. Consequently, alloying has been a common method of improving corrosion resistance to obtain a material having the excellent resistance of nickel to fast flowing sea water together with an improved resistance to pitting corrosion.


Maylor, J.B. (1978), "Corrosion resistance of high nickel alloys in sea water", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 3-9.




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