Chapter 6: Corrosion of Martensitic Stainless Steel Weldments
Martensitic stainless steels are essentially iron-chromium-carbon alloys that possess a body-centered tetragonal crystal structure (martensitic) in the hardened condition. Martensitic stainless steels are similar to plain carbon or low-alloy steels that are austenitized, hardened by quenching, and then tempered for increased ductility and toughness. This chapter provides a basic understanding of grade designations, properties, corrosion resistance, and general welding considerations of martensitic stainless steels. It also discusses the causes for hydrogen-induced cracking in martensitic stainless steels and describes sulfide stress corrosion resistance of type 410 weldments.
Corrosion of Martensitic Stainless Steel Weldments, Corrosion of Weldments, Edited By J. R. Davis, ASM International, 2006, p 115–124, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.cw.t51820115
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