How can I manage Galvanic/Dissimilar Metal Corrosion ?
Contact between dissimilar metals occurs frequently but is often not a problem. The aluminium head on a cast iron block, the solder on a copper pipe, galvanising on a steel purlin are common examples. The Galvanic/Dissimilar Metal Corrosion Technical FAQ provides some answers to the problem and steps on how to avoid it.
Crevices and Corrosion: A crevice is a narrow gap between a piece of metal and another piece of metal or tightly adhering material like plastic or a film of bacterial growth.
Many metals and alloys are susceptible to crevice corrosion, but in stainless steel, crevices are the first and most common place for corrosive attack to begin. With a little understanding, crevice corrosion can either be avoided or minimised.
Retaining a sparkling finish on stainless steel surfaces is just a matter of a few simple steps. And you don't need expensive products or special equipment - ordinary household cleaners are usually all that's required. This Technical FAQ provides quick and easy tips for keeping that shine. You just need to bear in mind a few easy DOs and DON'Ts ...
What are the Magnetic Effects of Stainless Steel ?
The magnetic properties of materials are affected by their composition, metallic structure, processing methods and physical condition. Ferromagnetic materials are strongly attracted to a permanent magnet and may also be magnetised to act as a permanent magnet.