This is the first reference book published on this engineering material. The World Duplex Stainless Steel market is estimated to be 500,000 tons annually. Due to its attractive combination of properties including high strength and excellent resistance to chloride stress corrosion cracking, some have predicted that its market share will grow to 50% by 2010. In any case, duplex stainless steels are established as a viable alternative to other types of stainless steels and nickel-based alloys. This book is the very latest information available including the most recent grades, standards and specifications plus famous failures and common problems.
The book is based on papers from two conferences held oin duplex stainless steels, with each contributor updating the contents.