Re: Material Suitability - Sodium Hypochlorate

Posted by Gordon England on October 08, 2003 at 15:09:23:

In Reply to: Material Suitability posted by John on October 08, 2003 at 09:53:34:

: Hi Gordan,

: I've trialed a WcNi coating operating in 10% Sodium Hypochlorate 40 C. The ground finish has become very rough with a black powder residue when you wipe a cloth over it. There has been no loss in Ø. I'm a bit baffeled as an earler trial has gone extremly well. Any ideas?? One thought was that the Nickle was breaking down but i cant find any info on nickel suitability with AvCl2. Any info or sites to visit would be greatfully appreciated.

: P.s. congratulations on a good forum

Hi John

Sodium Hypochlorate or more correctly named sodium hypochlorite (chemist out there please correct me if I'm wrong!)is the main constituent of bleach.

The nickel will probably be attacked, although I think the WC will be resistant. Unfortunately, most metals are attacked. Well sealed ceramic, titanium or Hastelloy C based coatings should give better corrosion protection. Have you tried WC/10Co/4Cr? though I suspect it will be no better than WC/Ni.

Info from a MSDS:

Corrosivity to Metals:
Sodium hypochlorite solutions (20%) are corrosive to brass (aluminium, naval and silicon) bronze, carbon steel, cast iron, Hastelloy, Inconel, nickel, stainless steels (types 304/347, 316 and 400 series) and silicon copper. Concentrated sodium hypochlorite is corrosive to most metals, including aluminium, copper, brass, bronze, carbon steel, Hastelloy, Inconel, lead, Monel, nickel and stainless steel type 400 series. Sodium hypochlorite solutions are not corrosive to tantalum, titanium and zirconium. Dilute solutions are not corrosive to Hastelloy C/C-276 (10%), Incolloy (5%) and high silicon iron.

This link may be worth viewing:

Hope this helps

Regards gordon

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