Safety notice – Chloride induced stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel thermowells

Source: Health and Safety Executive on 2013-10-08 17:30:23
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Thermowells can 'breathe' in atmospheric moisture; if the atmosphere contains halides and the thermowell is made from austenitic stainless steel then there is a probability that stress corrosion cracking will occur from the inside surface of the thermowell.

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