Post-fabrication surface treatment of stainless steels
Description

Manufacturers and users do not always fully understand the importance of restoring a clean stainless steel surface after fabrication. Euro Inox has published a concise paper, which explains why, when and how post-fabrication surface treatment should be applied.

Table of contents:
WHY SURFACE FINISHING IS IMPORTANT
MECHANICAL METHODS
- Grinding and polishing
- Blasting
- Brushing
- Water jetting
CHEMICAL METHODS
- Acid pickling by immersion
- Swabbing – pickling with paste
- Spraying
- Cleaning with passivation
- Pickling different stainless steel grades
- Finishing treatments for welds, oxide scale and heat tint
- Free iron contamination
NEUTRALISATION AND WASTE TREATMENT
SAFETY RULES
APPENDIX
- Acid descaling (pickling) of stainless steel
- Acid cleaning conditions for stainless steel
REFERENCES

Date
February 2015
Provider
Euro Inox
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