BSSA Understanding Stainless Steel - Centenary Edition

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Alan Harrison wrote this book to help everyone along the supply chain gain a basic understanding of Stainless Steel. The idea for this book grew out of a series of “Starter Workshops” run by the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA). These 1-day seminars are designed for those who have little or no knowledge of stainless steel or who need a refresher in the basics. "Understanding Stainless Steel" complements the “Starter Workshops” and will help those involved in specifying, designing, buying, selling or fabricating this versatile product.

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Chapter Headings of the book;

The World of Stainless Steel - a brief overview of applications

History of Stainless Steels

A Little Metallurgy - basic concepts, atoms, compounds etc

Why is stainless steel "stainless"? - explanation of the passive layer

The Structure of Stainless Steels - ferritic, austenitic, martensitic, duplex, precipitation hardening

Types of Stainless Steel - pros and cons of ferritic, austenitic, martensitic, duplex, PH grades

Grade of Stainless Steel - common grades of each basic type with AISI EN equivalents

Magnetic Properties - stainless steels are non-magnetic. Yes and No.

The Testing of Stainless Steels - how to read a test certificate

Corrosion of Stainless Steels

High Temperature Properties


Physical Properties

Ingredients of Stainless Steel - the effects of the elements in stainless steel and grades which show this effect

The Manufacture of Stainless Steel - overview of process routes

Surface Finishes - range of available finishes and influence on corrosion resistance

Fabrication of Stainless Steels

Material Selection

Recycling of Stainless Steel

The Basics of Stainless Steel - summary of most important issues

Common Standards for Stainless Steel - summary of applicable EN standards for stainless steels

Stainless Steel Quiz - test your new knowledge

Glossary of Terms

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