Stainless Steel Passivation

Stainless Steel PassivationA chemically-based stainless steel passivation process, when done right, improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Through passivation, an invisible film is allowed to form on the surface once exposed to air or an open containing environment. This film becomes a sort of shell, protecting from corrosion. For the non-chemists reading this, passivation simply means that with a proper wash, rinse, and soak in a citric acid-based solution—and then a clean rinse and dry after—stainless steel parts will stay corrosion resistant.

Though stainless steel can never be 100% corrosion proof, our passivation services get as close to it as possible.

All our passivation lines use deionized water which means that we are not worring about free iron particles in our passivation lines.

Our wash processes use this same filtered water, assuring that your parts will be ultra-clean. All passivation and cleaning can also be done ultrasonically, which allows for the solution to reach even the smallest crevice of the material.

Our Stainless Steel Passivation Services Include:

  • Passivating from small batch sizes to large complex parts
  • Passivate using deionized water and citric acid
  • Testing of passivated parts with a copper sulfate test
  • Cleaning of parts before passivation

RPA passivates in accordance to ASTM A-967-05.7(7.1.1 thru 7.1.1.5) and rinse 7.2 testing is preformed according to spec A-967-05.15 practice B. All parts are cleaned or descaled to ASTM spec A-380-06. 5.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.5, 6.2.8, 6.2.11

Ask Us About Our Stainless Steel Passivation Services!

For a no obligation stainless steel passivation consultation, call us today at (603) 335-2132 or email sales@rpabrasives.com. We’re based in New Hampshire, but we offer services to customers throughout Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and nationally.