The corrosion resistance properties are enhanced thanks to the low carbon level, low silicon level and complementary additions of nitrogen.
Typical maximum corrosion results required following different specifications for the 25.22.2 grade after 5 periods of 48 h following ASTM A 262-C practice are:
maximum general corrosion: 1,6 μm/48 h or 65 mg/dm² per hour with a maximum depth of microcracks of 100 μm in the long direction of rolling.
- Ferrite check 100% (less than 0,5%)
- Measurement location chosen by Inspector
UREA 25.22.2 can be welded with most of the welding processes : TIG, Plasma, MIG welding, as well as SMAW, SAW or FCAW processes. The alloy is sensitive
to hot cracking phenomenon due to its fully austenitic microstructure. Weld should be performed in order to obtain extra-low ferrite contents, no carbide or nitride precipitations, low silicon contents as well as no intermetallic phase precipitations. Higher manganese content products should be considered.