Hot Corrosion Studies on GTA Welded AISI 304, Monel 400 Subjected to Air Oxidation and Molten Salt Environment
An attempt was made to study the hot corrosion behavior on gas tungeten arc welded Austenitic stainless steel AISI 304 and Nickel-copper alloy Monel 400. These materials are widely used in power plant, petro-chemical and marine applications where the weldments are usually subjected to aggressive corrosion environment. GTA welding was carried out using ENiCu-7 and E308L filler wires. Various regions of the weldment of AISI 304, Monel 400 were exposed to the air oxidation as well as in the molten salt environment consist of K2SO4 + NaCl (60%) at 700°C. Mechanical properties of the weldments were also studied. The corrosion products of the weldments were analyzed using SEM/EDAX, XRD analysis.
R. K. Devendranath et al., "Hot Corrosion Studies on GTA Welded AISI 304, Monel 400 Subjected to Air Oxidation and Molten Salt Environment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 4688-4692, 2012