Chapter 33: Material of Construction

33.1Introduction3
33.1.1Related References3
33.2Environments that typically require special materials3
33.3Classes of materials4
33.4Materials Selection Criteria5
33.4.1Material Selection in Process Units6
33.4.2Materials for General Process plant use7
33.4.3Common Environmental Considerations14
33.4.4.Post Weld Heat Treating (PWHT)24
33.4.5Materials for Special Equipment25
33.4.6Temperature Considerations27
33.4.7Corrosion28
33.4.8Environmental Induced Attack36
33.4.9Relative Metallic Material Costs Comparison44
33.5Non-Metallic Materials45
33.5.1Plastics45
33.6Material of Construction65
33.7Material Selection Table71
33.8References90