52. Duplex Stainless Steels

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. M.-L. Falkland,
  2. M. Glaes and
  3. M. Liljas

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch52

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Falkland, M.-L., Glaes, M. and Liljas, M. (2011) Duplex Stainless Steels, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch52

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • Duplex stainless steels - definition for dual-phase material systems;
  • mechanical and physical properties, major differences - between duplex stainless steels and commonly used stainless steels;
  • corrosion resistance, and corrosion of stainless steel - two-step process, initiation and propagation, resistance to initiation the breakdown of passive film


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of duplex stainless steel

  • History

  • Metallography

  • Steel grades within the duplex family

  • Mechanical and physical properties

  • Corrosion resistance

  • Fabrication

  • Applications

  • References