The corrosion behaviour of 2101 duplex stainless steel (DSS) in NaCl solution was studied and compared with that of 2205 DSS. The effects of chloride concentration and solution temperature on pitting corrosion behaviour were focused. The relative sensitivity to pitting corrosion of the constituent phases in both 2101 and 2205 DSSs was also explored. Pitting corrosion susceptibility was evaluated by conducting cyclic polarisation curve measurement. The corrosion morphology was examined by a scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer. The experimental results showed that the pitting corrosion resistance of 2101 DSS was inferior to that of 2205 DSS by exhibiting a lower threshold chloride concentration and a lower critical pitting temperature. For both 2101 and 2205 DSSs, the ferrite phase was more susceptible than austenite phase to pitting corrosion. This paper is part of a supplementary issue from the 17th Asia-Pacific Corrosion Control Conference (APCCC-17).
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