Rust Resistance

Water, moist room air, dirt and chemicals can react with steel and attack the material. The rust resistance indicates how strongly the material can withstand the corrosive effects of water, salt water, dirt and chemicals.

The resistance to corrosion can be increased by various alloying elements. Chromium, nickel and vanadium significantly improve the rust resistance. From a chromium content of 10,5 %, steel achieves corrosion resistance. By combining alloying elements, steel grades can be produced for use in the most harsh environments. These include among others:

  • Offshore industry: salt water and salty air
  • Nuclear power plants: Radioactive radiation
  • Food industry: salts, vinegar, acids
  • Swimming pools: Chlorine containing water
  • Chemical industry: chemicals, such as acids and bases

See also

Elasticity

Elasticity is a material property that provides information about the ability of materials to withstand stress.

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Forgeability

The forgeability of steel depends on the carbon content but also on various alloying elements.

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Hardness

The hardness defines the mechanical resistance that the material is able to withstand mechanical impact of other materials.

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