Austenitic stainless steels are susceptible to caustic stress corrosion cracking (SCC) above 121°C. When sulfides are present in caustic solutions the SCC has been reported to occur at lower temperatures. This paper discusses a study of the role of sulfide in caustic solutions on SCC of austenitic stainless at T=~50°C.
Stress Corrosion Cracking in the weld and heat affected zones of Duplex Stainless Steels has been experienced in different industries. In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the various aspects of this type of corrosion, brought about by welding. Results show duplex stainless steel base metal is also susceptible.