Any metallic material (including welding filler materials) that contains alloying elements, such as chromium, nickel, or molybdenum, which are intentionally added to enhance mechanical or physical properties and/or corrosion resistance. Alloys may be ferrous or non-ferrous based.
- NOTE: Carbon steels are not considered alloys, for purposes of this Code.
Source: API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, Fourth Edition, February 2016, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards