weld decay[′weld di‚kā]
Intercrystalline corrosion of austenitic stainless steels near welded areas; caused by chromium carbide precipitation along grain boundaries of alloy subject to prolonged heating in the temperature range 400-850°C.
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Localized corrosion at or adjacent to a weld.
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