Stainless steels are corrosion-resisting alloys composed chiefly of iron and chromium in certain crucial proportions with further elements added to produce desirable modifications. Alloys with 12–30 per cent chromium and 0·01–1·0 per cent carbon represent the basic stainless range, an addition of 7–35 per cent nickel covering a principal modification. They are usually divided into three groups, the distinction between the first two being less than that between the first two and the third.
KeywordsNickel Furnace Chromium Cobalt Tungsten
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