Sulfuric and hydrochloric acids are among the most common chemicals produced.in the process industry. Nickel alloys have been a traditional material of choice. This paper will review the alloys available for this service as well as identify the temperature limits and other conditions that should be considered when selecting an alloy.
Sulfuric acid is one of the most important elementary substances of the chemical industry. There is no stainless steel or even a nickel base alloy available which is suitable over the entire concentration range. This paper will give corrosion data in up to 75 % sulfuric acid at boiling temperature for various commercial grades as well as for some new developmental alloys.