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Title: Method for reducing formation of electrically resistive layer on ferritic stainless steels

A method of reducing the formation of electrically resistive scale on a an article comprising a silicon-containing ferritic stainless subjected to oxidizing conditions in service includes, prior to placing the article in service, subjecting the article to conditions under which silica, which includes silicon derived from the steel, forms on a surface of the steel. Optionally, at least a portion of the silica is removed from the surface to placing the article in service. A ferritic stainless steel alloy having a reduced tendency to form silica on at least a surface thereof also is provided. The steel includes a near-surface region that has been depleted of silicon relative to a remainder of the steel.
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ATI Properties LLC NETL
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Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 30
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ATI Properties LLC, Albany, OR (United States)
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United States

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