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Cleaning Stainless Steel

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Cleaning Stainless Steel

The following article has been authored by John Heaney. Dissolution components are often made of 316 Stainless Steel (316 SS) or equivalent as it is a material specified in USP <711> for the construction of both Apparatus 1 (Baskets) and Apparatus 2 (Paddles).  316 SS has a reputation for being impervious to corrosion but that is not the case as it is merely resistant to corrosion.  It requires care and maintenance just like any other item in the lab. 316 SS’s corrosion resistance is due to the inclusion of additional Molybdenum to the mixture for the steel.  This means compared...

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