Terme privilégié :
- traitement de détente n. m.
A treatment applied to austenitic stainless steels containing titanium or columbium as stabilisers.
The steel is heated to a temperature of around 900 °C so as to precipitate the maximum amount of carbon as carbides of titanium and columbium, in order to avoid subsequent precipitation of chromium carbide at lower temperatures which might air ((sic)) resistance to corrosion.
- stabilizing anneal