Corrosion Resistance Reference Table

The following table may be used as a guide in selecting the proper alloy to convey chemicals. Since these tables do not make allowance for variations in service conditions, only general concepts can be formed from these recommendations. For other chemical applications please contact us before ordering.

NOMINAL SIZEBRONZEMONELCARBON STEEL18-8 STAINLESS STEEL18-8 mo STAINLESS STEEL
Acetic Acidunsuitableacceptableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Acetic Anhydrideacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Acetonesuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Acetyleneunsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Alcoholssuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Alumacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Aluminasuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Aluminum Chlorideacceptablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Aluminum Hydroxidesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Aluminum Sulphateunsuitablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Ammonia - drysuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Ammonia - moistunsuitableacceptableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Ammonium Hydroxideunsuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Ammonium Chlorideunsuitablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableacceptable
Ammonium Nitrateunsuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Ammonium Sulphateunsuitablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Amyl Acetatesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Amyl Acoholsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Anilineunsuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Aniline Dyesunsuitableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Asphaltsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Atmosphere, Industrialsuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Atmosphere, Marinesuitablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableacceptable
Atmosphere, Ruralsuitablesuitable unsuitablesuitablesuitable
Barium Carbonatesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Barium Chlorideacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Barium Hydroxidesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Barium Sulphatesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Barium Sulphideunsuitableacceptableunsuitable suitablesuitable
Beersuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Beet Sugar Syrupssuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Benzinesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Benzoic Acid suitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Benzolsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Black Liquor, Sulphate Processunsuitablesuitableunsuitableacceptableacceptable
Bleaching Powder, Wetacceptableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Boraxsuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Bordeaux Mixturesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Boric Acidacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Brinessuitablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Bromine, Drysuitablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Bromine, Moistunsuitableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Butanesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Butyl Alcoholsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Butyric Acidacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Calcium Bisulphitesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Calcium Chlorideacceptablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Calcium Hydroxidesuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Calcium Hypochloriteacceptablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Cane Sugar Syrupssuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Carbolic Acid (Phenol)acceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Carbon Dioxide, Drysuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Carbon Dioxide, Moistacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Carbonated Wateracceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Carbonated Beveragesacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Carbon Disulphidesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Carbon Tetachloride, Drysuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Carbon Tetachloride, Moistacceptableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Castor Oilsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Chlorine, Drysuitablesuitableacceptableunsuitableacceptable
Chlorine, Moistunsuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Chloracetic Acidacceptablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Chloroform, Drysuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Chromic Acidunsuitableacceptableunsuitableacceptableacceptable
Cidersuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Citric Acidacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Coffeesuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Copper Chlorideunsuitableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Copper Nitrateunsuitableacceptableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Copper Sulphateacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Corn Oilsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Cottonseed Oilsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Creosoteacceptablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Crude Oilacceptablesuitableunsuitableunsuitableacceptable
Etherssuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Ethyl Acetatesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Ethyl Alcoholsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Ethyl Chlorideacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptableacceptable
Ethylene Glycolsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Farric Chlorideunsuitableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Farric Sulphateunsuitablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Farrous Chlorideacceptableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Farrous Sulphateacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Furmaidehydesuitablesuitablesuitableacceptableacceptable
Furmic Acidacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Freonsuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Fruit Juicesacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Fuel Oilacceptablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Furfuralsuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Gasolinesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Gelatinesuitablesuitableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Glucosesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Glueacceptablesuitableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Glycerinesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Hydrobromic Acidunsuitableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Hydrocarbons, Puresuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Hydrochloric Acidunsuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Hydrocyanic Acidunsuitableacceptableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Hydrofluoric Acidunsuitableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Hydrofluosilicic Acidacceptableacceptableunsuitableunsuitableunsuitable
Hydrogensuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
Hydrogen Peroxideacceptableacceptableunsuitablesuitablesuitable
Hydrogen Sulphide, Drysuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Hydrogen Sulphide, Moistunsuitableacceptableunsuitableacceptablesuitable
Kerosenesuitablesuitableacceptablesuitablesuitable
Lacquerssuitablesuitablesuitablesuitablesuitable
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