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Duplex Steel: Are there Perfect Corrosion Resistance?

Duplex stainless steels are extremely corrosion resistant, work hardenable

alloys. Their microstructures consist of a mixture of austenite and ferrite
phases. As a result, duplex stainless steels display properties characteristic
of both austenitic and ferritic stainless steels. This combination of
properties can mean some compromise when compared with pure austenitic
and pure ferritic grades.
Duplex stainless steels are in most cases, tougher than ferritic stainless
steels. Strengths of duplex stainless steels can in some cases be double that
for austenitic stainless steels.
Whilst duplex stainless steels are considered resistant to stress corrosion
cracking, they are not as resistant to this form of attack as ferritic stainless

steels. However, the corrosion resistance of the least resistant duplex

stainless steels is greater than that for the most commonly used grades of
stainless steels, i.e. 304 and 316. Duplex steels are also magnetic, a property
that can be used to easily differentiate them from common austenitic grades
of stainless.

Characteristics of Duplex Stainless Steel:

Duplex Stainless Steel is about double as strong as systematic austenitic or
ferritic stainless steel.
Toughness and ductility:

Duplex Stainless Steel has suggestively better toughness and ductility than
ferritic grades; though they do not reach the excellent value of authentic
Corrosion Resistance:
As with all stainless steel, corrosion resistance is determined by mostly on
the composition of the stainless steel. For chloride fighting and fracture
corrosion resistance, their chromium, molybdenum and nitrogen gratified
are most important. Duplex stainless steel grades have a range of corrosion
resistance, comparable to the range for authentic stainless steel, i.e. from
Type 304 or 316 to 6% molybdenum Stainless Steel.
Stress Corrosion cracking resistance:
Duplex Stainless Steel shows very good stress corrosion extremely
resistance, an assets they have organic from the ferritic side. Stress
Corrosion Cracking can be a problematic under certain circumstances for
standard authentics such as Types 304 and 316.

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