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How Do I Know If My Part Is Passive?

August 11, 2020
How Do I Know If My Part Is Passive?

Passivation is an acid-cleaning process designed to remove free iron from the surface of stainless steels. This process is an essential step in removing foreign matter from the surface of the metal and creating a chromium-rich layer that is resistant to corrosion. The process effectively prolongs the part’s lifespan. Passivation can be the differentiating factor between acceptable performance and untimely part breakdown.

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How Does Passivation Work?

September 24, 2014
Passivation is an effective way to remove surface impurities, but electropolishing is far more efficient in deburring and increasing corrosion resistance
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Does Chemical Passivation Increase Corrosion Resistance?

July 17, 2013
Learn why chemical passivation improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel parts somewhat but is not as effective as electropolishing
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