Study of the sensitisation process of a duplex stainless steel (UNS 1.4462) by means of confocal microscopy and localised electrochemical techniques

R. Leiva-García, J. C.S. Fernandes, M. J. Muñoz-Portero, J. García-Antón

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Abstract

When duplex stainless steels are heated, they can become sensitised and intermetallic phases can appear. In this work, samples of duplex stainless steel, UNS 1.4462, have been heated (850. °C for 1 and 2. h) in a heating unit that can be accommodated to a confocal microscope in order to study the morphological changes in-situ. The electrochemical behaviour of the samples has been analysed by means of conventional and localised electrochemical techniques. According to the results, there is a general decrease in the steel resistance to localised corrosion; this decrease can be related to defects in the formed passive film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-341
Number of pages15
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

Keywords

  • A. Stainless steel
  • B. EIS
  • B. Polarisation
  • C. Pitting corrosion
  • C. Segregation

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