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Steel Type

Min. Tensile Min. Yield Min. Elong. Max RB Characteristics Applications

301

75 30 40 95 Cr and Ni lower for Greater Work Hardening Conveyors; food service and kitchen equipment applications

304

75 30 40 92 Excellent resistance to a wide range of corrosives and atmospheric exposure Kitchen and table utensils; appliances; automotive; chemical industry facilities; building materials; transportation

304

DQ

75 30 40 92 These grades have a higher Ni content: 8.5%, 9.0%, 9.5% respectively for drawing applications Sinks; severe drawing applications

304 L

70 25 40 92 Lower carbon for welding applications to avoid carbide precipitation When welding is a concern

316

75 30 40 95 Mo additions made for improved corrosion, pitting and oxidation resistance Chemical plant equipment; pulp and paper industry; desalination plants; food processing equipment; textile industry

316 L

70 25 40 95 Improved corrosion resistance with lower carbon for welding applications to avoid carbide precipitation Chemical industry; paper industry equipment; pharmaceutical processing equipment; scrubbers (environmental)

321

75 30 40 95 Ti additions to prevent Chromium carbide precipitation High temperature applications

317 L

75 30 40 95 Higher MO additions than 316 for use in difficult environments Chemical processing equipment; pulp and paper equipment; ink manufacturing equipment

409

65 30 22 80 Lower Cr Automotive exhaust

430

65 30 22 89 Good mech. Properties and heat resistance; excellent corrosion to some acids Food service and kitchen equipment applications; automotive trim; architecture; tubing

 

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