Standard test methods such as the electrochemical potentiokinetic reactivation test (EPR) and double- loop EPR test (DL-EPR) are commonly used to characterise sensitisation behaviour in austenitic stainless steels and nickel-based alloys. In this study, the DL-EPR test is augmented by large-area image analysis (IA) to characterise and quantify the networks of attacked grain boundaries. A new analysis approach that is based on a grain boundary cluster parameter is proposed to describe the network of corrosion suscep- tible grain boundaries, which may be estimated from electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) data. This method may provide a better assessment of the relative DOS of different heats of austenitic stainless steels.
- stainless steel
- Stress Corrosion
- Intergranular Corrosion
Rahimi, S., Engelberg, D., & Marrow, J. (2011). A new approach for DL-EPR testing of thermo-mechanically processed austenitic stainless steel. Corrosion Science, 53(12), 4213–4222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2011.08.033