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Volume 34, Issue 4 (Sep 2016)


On the performance of commercially available corrosion-resistant nickel alloys: a review

César A.C. Sequeira
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Published Online: 2016-08-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2016-0014


The corrosion behavior of nickel (Ni)-based alloys used for low-temperature aqueous or condensed systems is reviewed in detail in this paper. Commercially available pure Ni, nickel-copper (Ni-Cu), nickel-molybdenum (Ni-Mo), nickel-chromium-molybdenum (Ni-Cr-Mo), and nickel-chromium-iron (Ni-Cr-Fe) alloys as well as cast Ni-based alloys are addressed. It is shown that Ni-Cr-Mo alloys are multipurpose alloys that can be used in both reducing and oxidizing conditions. Special attention is given to a few Ni alloys, which not only extend the range of usefulness of existing alloys by overcoming their limitations but are also reliable and cost-effective and have opened new areas of applications.

Keywords: cast nickel-based alloys; corrosion-resistant nickel alloys; nickel-chromium alloys; nickel-copper alloys; nickel-molybdenum alloys


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Received: 2016-02-29

Accepted: 2016-07-18

Published Online: 2016-08-12

Published in Print: 2016-09-01

Citation Information: Corrosion Reviews, ISSN (Online) 2191-0316, ISSN (Print) 0334-6005, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2016-0014.

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