Skip to Main Content
ASM Desk Editions

Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
ISBN electronic:
Publication date:
Book Chapter

Surface Engineering of Stainless Steels and Heat-Resistant Alloys

Page range:
1170 - 1171


Although stainless steel is naturally passivated by exposure to air and other oxidizers, additional surface treatments are needed to prevent corrosion. Passivation, pickling, electropolishing, and mechanical cleaning are important surface treatments for the successful performance of stainless steel. This article describes the surface treatment of stainless steels including abrasive blast cleaning, acid pickling, salt bath descaling, passivation treatments, electropolishing, and the necessary coating processes involved. It also describes the surface treatment of heat-resistant alloys including metallic contaminant removal, tarnish removal, oxide and scale removal, finishing, and coating processes.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

1998. "Surface Engineering of Stainless Steels and Heat-Resistant Alloys", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

Download citation file:

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal