The effect of surface treatment on the susceptibility to metal dusting of 304L stainless steel (SS) exposed in a mixed gas of CO/CO 2 = 100/1 in the temperature ranging from 500-700? was investigated. Thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) and long-term exposure tests in the above environments followed by surface morphological examination and cross section chemical composition and microstructure analyses were conducted. The results showed that the decomposition of CO gas to form graphite and nano-sized carbon filaments was affected by the surface pre-treatment applied on the 304L SS. Enhanced carbon deposition but with a significant resistance to metal dusting was found on the sand-blasted 304L SS. The existence of an initial non-protective oxide on the pre-oxidized 304L SS surface, however, gave rise to the most susceptibility to dusting-associated localized attack. The roles of different surface treatments on the reactions between 304L SS and the exposing gas environment were discussed.
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Dec 1|
|Event||European Corrosion Conference: Long Term Prediction and Modelling of Corrosion, EUROCORR 2004 - Nice, France|
Duration: 2004 Sep 12 → 2004 Sep 16
|Other||European Corrosion Conference: Long Term Prediction and Modelling of Corrosion, EUROCORR 2004|
|Period||04-09-12 → 04-09-16|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films