Properties Of Stainless Steel

Understanding the basic properties of stainless steel will help you to choose the correct material for your project.

304 and 316 Stainless Steel have an almost equal strength and machinability. If, your application is in a less corrosive environment, then T-314 would be more than suitable. If on the other hand your environment is very corrosive like, in seawater for instance, then you deffinitely want to go for a T-316 grade stainless steel.

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Please do not use this information for design purposes. This data is supplied only to assist you in comparing the different grades of metals that are available

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304 Stainless Steel. NB:annealed condition
Min. PropertiesMax.Tensile Strength, psi 73,200
Yield Strength, psi 31,200
Elongation 70%
Rockwell Hardness B70
Chemistry Iron (Fe) Between 66.5 - 74%
Chrome (Cr) 18 - 20%
Manganese (Mn) Max2%
Phosphorus (P) 0.045% max
Sulphur (S)0.03% max
Nickel (Ni) 8 - 10.5%
Carbon (C) Max 0.08%
Silicon (Si) 1% max

Please do not use the above information for design purposes. This data is supplied only to assist you in comparing the different grades of metals that are available.







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