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    Resistance of Titanium-Base Alloys to Atmospheric Corrosion

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    Eight titanium alloys were included in the 1957 ASTM Committee G-1 (formerly B-3) program to determine the atmospheric corrosion behavior of nonferrous metals and alloys. Representative alloys of the alpha, alpha-beta, and beta type were evaluated. Based upon results of weight change measurements and tension tests, two- and seven-year exposures at four prominent ASTM test sites resulted in no significant corrosion. Slight staining was observed, but there was no appreciable weight change.


    atmospheric corrosion tests, titanium alloys, nonferrous metals

    Author Information:

    Greenlee, ML
    Supervisor, Metallurgical Laboratory, Applications Development Center, Titanium Metals Corporation of America, West Caldwell, N. J.

    Plock, LF
    Research chemist, Reactive Metals, Inc., Niles, Ohio

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34078S