Evaluation of erosion-corrosion resistance in Fe-Mn-Al austenitic steels

William Arnulfo Aperador, Jorge Hernando Bautista Ruiz, Juan D. Betancurt
2012 Materials Research  
In this paper, the effects of Mn and Al against corrosion/errosion resistance of three samples of the Fe-Mn-Al austenitic alloys are evaluated. The samples have composition Fe-(4,9 ~ 11,0 wt. (%)) Al-(17,49 ~ 34,3 wt. (%)) Mn-(0,43 ~ 1,25 wt. (%))C, those were prepared in an induction furnace from high purity materials. The alloys were evaluated in a composed solution of NaCl 0,5 M and Silica in a special chamber and AISI 316 stainless steel as reference material. The electrochemical
more » ... chemical characterization was performed by Tafel curve polarizations technique. This microstructural characterization was by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). It was observed the significant decrease in the corrosion rate for steels Fermanal with a lower percentage of aluminum and manganese under conditions of dynamic corrosion and erosion-corrosion. SEM allows assessment of the dominant damage mechanisms and corroborated the results obtained by electrochemical measurements.
doi:10.1590/s1516-14392012005000179 fatcat:arro5pl5rjhl3goovdx5avrppu