Susceptibility of ferritic stainless steels to intergranular corrosion

Fang jian Hu, Yu qin Wu, Xiang yu Zhong, Da liang Wang, Mou cheng Li, Jia nian Shen

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The intergranular corrosion (IGC) of eight ferritic stainless steels of 400 series was evaluated by means of test in copper-copper sulfate-16% sulfuric acid and electrochemical-potentiodynamic reactivation (EPR). It was found that carbon content and stabilization elements played an important role for the IGC susceptibility. EPR method was affected by the grain reactivation of ferritic stainless steels, but its accuracy could be improved through surface observation of the tested samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalCorrosion Science and Protection Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrochemical potentiodynamic reactivation
  • Ferritic stainless steel
  • Intergranular corrosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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