The corrosion resistance ofsupermartensitic steels compared to martensitic steels in different corrosion media

Auteurs :  A.Oulabbas S. Tlili, C.E. RAMOUL, S. Meddah, F. Sehab
Année : 2017
Domaine : Sciences des matériaux
Type : Communication
Conférence: 3rd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering ICAME,
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Mots clés : corrosion, martensitique stainless steel, supermartensitique stainless steel

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The supermartensitic stainless steels deduced from the refinement of the compositionof martensitic steels, have a low carbon content with 13% of chromium, 5% of nickel and 2%of molybdenum, this new generation of steel has an improved ductility with a good resistancemechanical and excellent resistance to corrosion. In this work, a comparative study of thecorrosion behavior of these two stainless steels in different aggressive chlorinated andsulphurized media was carried out. Stationary (polarization curves) and transient(electrochemical impedance) electrochemical methods have been applied. The rate ofcorrosion as a function of time was determined by the mass loss method and thecharacterization of the surface condition was studied by optical microscopy. Two types ofcorrosion were observed: uniform corrosion in which the half-reactions are homogeneouslydistributed in 0.5M H2SO4, followed by localized corrosion observed in 0.5M NaCl for bothsteels. According to the polarization curves, the corrosion potential differs betweenmartensitic steel and supermartensitic steel where it has a higher potential with -0.342 V / Ag/ AgCl in 0.5M H2SO4 and -0.339 V / Ag / AgCl in 0.5M NaCl. In parallel, the polarizationresistance given by EIS shows that in both media, supermartensitic steel is more resistant thanmartensitic steel where it has an Rp equal to 7200 Ohm in 0.5M H2SO4 and 8340 Ohm 0.5MNaCl. These results are confirmed by the optical microscope microstructure.