Alloys to Resist Chlorine, Hydrogen Chloride and Hydrochloric Acid (10020)

By C.M. Schillmoller, 1988. Gaseous chlorine at low temperatures and in the absence of moisture is not severely corrosive and is commonly handled by carbon steel. Dry hydrogen chloride behaves in a similar way. Strongly acidic hydrochloric acid, however, is harmful to steel. Each of these substances is discussed under various conditions. Materials considered include high-nickel alloys, stainless steels, high-molybdenum alloys, titanium, zirconium and tantalum.

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