All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. Highly alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids, chloride bearing environments and alkaline solutions, even at high temperatures and pressures; low alloyed grades resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions.
High and low temperature resistance
Some SS grades will resist scaling and maintain high strength at very high temperatures, while some SS grades will show exceptional toughness at cryogenic temperatures.
Stainless steel alloys resist corrosion, maintain their strength at high temperatures and are easy to maintain. They most commonly include chromium, nickel and molybdenum. Stainless steel alloys are used predominantly in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries.