These Technical Notes have been prepared by technical department of Atlas Steels and provide technical information related to the selection, application, fabrication and use of special steels.
An overview of tests intended for rapid, inexpensive and usually non-destructive and on-site sorting of grades of stainless steel.
- What is pitting corrosion?
- What is crevice Corrosion?
- Environmental factors
- Which steels are susceptible
- Measurement of resistance to corrosion attack
- Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number (PRE)
- Effect of welding on corrosion resistance
- Measures to reduce pitting and crevice corrosion
- Chemical Composition
- Mechanical Properties
- Typical Physical Properties
- Comparison of International grade specifications of stainless steel
- Machinability of stainless steel
- Free-machining stainless steel
- Improved Machining stainless steel
- Cutting Fluids
- Rules to Optimise machining of stainless steel
- Maintaining corrosion resistance of machined parts
- Guide to machining speeds and feeds
- Drilling stainless steel
- Turning stainless steel
- Why maintenance is necessary
- Maintenance during installation
- On-going maintenance
- Good housekeeping during fabrication
- Cleaning methods ? passivation, pickling
- Recommendations for cleaning stainless steel product
- Precautions ? acids, solvents, chlorides
- Considerations to be taken into account
- Evaluation of LLC
- LLC calculations
- Examples of LCC analysis
- Sensitivity analysis of LCC estimates
- What is galvanic corrosion?
- What conditions are needed
- The area effect
- Crevices and stagnant conditions
- Passive surface films
- Avoidance of galvanic Corrosion
- What “L” Grades are and why they are used
- What “H” Grades are and why they are used
- What the differences are
- Alternative grade usage
- Dual certification of stainless steel
- Specification Comparison
- Dimensional tolerances
- Surface finish
- Weld bead
- Heat treatment
- Mechanical properties
- Non-destructive inspection
- Which specification to use?
- Maximum allowable levels
- Product exemptions
- Magnetic properties of materials
- Which metals are magnetic?
- Which metals are non-magnetic?
- Welds and castings
- The effect of cold work
- Heat treatment
- Does magnetic response matter?
- Magnetically soft stainless steel
- Sorting of steels
- Outside diameter
- Wall thickness
- Where carbon and stainless steel schedules are equal
- he differences
- Stainless steel pipe with Sch 80
- Australian Standards
- Pipe designate by size
Atlas CR12 & Atlas CR12Ti – The 12% Chromium Ferritic Stainless Steels
Properties and applications of the 12% Cr utility ferritic stainless steels.
Aluminium Alloys 5052 and 5251
The differences between these similar alloys, and why it is important to understand the differences
Atlas Steels Technical Note No. 14
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