Corrosion Behavior of Fe-Cr Alloys in Ar-10%O2 Atmosphere
The corrosion of four Fe-Cr alloys (Cr: 9, 12, 20, and 25%) with different Cr contents were subjected to cyclic oxidation furnace in Ar-10%O2 atmosphere at 950oC for 120 h. The samples after oxidation were investigated by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical metallography and SEM/EDS. The results indicated that increasing Cr content reduced the oxidation rate and the scale cracking. Alloys with less Cr content occurred breakaway oxidation due to formation of Fe-rich oxide scale. However, a thin protective chromia scale was observed on alloys with Cr > 20%. The corrosion behaviour on Fe-Cr alloy was then discussed based on experimental observation.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
N. K. Othman et al., "Corrosion Behavior of Fe-Cr Alloys in Ar-10%O2 Atmosphere", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1250-1254, 2011