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Types of Corrosion found in Stainless Steel & Nickel Alloy

In this case, the passive layer on a stainless steel surface breaks down partly or completely. The corrosion then propagates at a rate determined by a combination of the corrosive environment and the alloy composition. Uniform corrosion or general corrosion occurs on stainless steel in acid environments or hot alkaline solutions. Severe environments from a corrosive point of view are high concentrations of hydrochloric or hydrofluoric acid in which the corrosion may propagate at a rate that can be detrimental to a construction.