1. Increases the homogeneity and reliability of bonding
2-1.Prevents carbon migration from the backing steel, which prevents,
-High hardness at the boundary because of Martensite formation
-Cracks at the boundary
2-2.Reduces the risk of cracking under hydrogen service and maintains the soundness of the clad layer
3. Reduces the penetration rate of pitting and/or SCC, if initiated at the cladding surface thus givingan additional safety margin.
Pitting Corrosion Stop at the Nickel Layer
with Nickel Plating