Stainless steel in marine environment
We have a requirement for a stainless steel which is able to withstand bearing pressures of around 3-5 ksi, in a marine (hence corrosive) environment. The stainless steel also requires ot be wear resistant, with a service life of 20 years.
Any ideas welcome.John Robertson
Londin Marine Consultants - United Kingdom
Consider getting advice from Accura Holdings, UK and also from Special Metal Wiggin in Hereford, (home of the S.A.S)... although the latter never responded to my query about a proven definite loss or partial loss of (one of the) alloys in ultra high grade nickel:chrome material during the welding process, which is, I like to think, why people have had stainless steel weld failure problems in some environments.
Technically, Monel should be ideal, ... but I just don't know if it is easily available in piping. Food for thought, anyhow.
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