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Stainless Steel in the Brewery

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MBAA TQ vol. 38, Number 2, 2001, Pages 67-82  |  VIEW ARTICLE

John C. Tverberg. Trent Tube, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.

Abstract
This review describes the five metallurgical classifications of stainless steel, the five distinct corrosion mechanisms, welding guidelines and selection methods. Characteristics and specific types of each class of stainless steel are given. Next, the five corrosion mechanisms are explained and guidelines are presented for selecting the proper stainless steel for each corrosive environment. Welding guidelines for proper installation are listed. Finally a selection procedure is suggested for choosing the proper stainless steel for each corrosive environment.
Keywords: stainless steel, stainless steel types, corrosion, stainless steel corrosion, corrosion mechanisms, stainless steel welding, alloy selection  

Síntesis
Este análisis describe las cinco clasificaciones metalúrgicas de acero inoxidable, los cinco mecanismos de corrosión, las directrices sobre soldaduras y los métodos de selección. Se darán las características y tipos específicos de cada clase de acero inoxidable. Posteriormente, se explican los cinco mecanismos de corrosión y se presentan las directrices para seleccionar el acero inoxidable apropiado para cada ambiente corrosivo. Se enlistan las directrices sobre soldaduras para la instalación apropiada. Finalmente se sugiere un procedimiento de selección para escoger el acero inoxidable apropiado para cada ambiente corrosivo.

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