IS PASSIVATION THE RIGHT PROCESS?
Several popular grades of stainless steel should not be passivated due to low levels of chromium and nickel. When passivated, you run the risk of flask attack occurring which weakens the base material and does irreparable damage to the part.
Welded or brazed parts are not recommended for passivation. The process is not capable of removing the scale and discoloration in the “heat affected zone”.
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With that in mind, choosing passivationis the way to ensure the metal parts used are safer, longer lasting, and better suited for medical, and other critical applications.