Alloy Selection for Caustic Soda Service (10019)
By C.M. Schillmoller, 1988. A number of construction materials may be used to produce and handle caustic solutions. Selection factors include practicality, availability, mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, risk/benefit considerations and economics. Critical factors in caustic service are listed, as are the metals and alloys most frequently considered for use in caustic soda-carbon steel, stainless steels, nickel and high-nickel alloys.