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STAINLESS STEEL ALLOYS

The inclusion of chromium and nickel allows steel to become resistant to staining and corrosion. Differing amounts of carbon, chromium and nickel affect the secondary characteristics such as welding and forming.

ALLOY:

C (max)

Mn (max)

P (max)

S (max)

Si (max)

Ni

Cr

Mo

Other

T-304

.08

2.0

.045

.030

1.0

8-10

18-20

-

-

T-304L

.03

2.0

.045

.030

1.0

8-12

18-20

-

-

T-316

.08

2.0

.045

.030

1.0

10-14

16-18

2-3

-

T-316L

.03

2.0

.045

.030

1.0

10-14

16-18

2-3

-

T-321

.08

2.0

.040

.030

1.0

9-2

17-19

-

Ti 5 x C

T-347

.08

2.0

.045

.030

1.0

9-13

17-19

-

Cb 10 x C

T-430

.12

1.0

.040

.030

1.0

16-18

-

-

-

Stainless Steel Type 304 - Tie wire, safety lock wire, coffee urns. 

Stainless Steel Type 304L - (Low carbon) welding wire.

Stainless Steel Type316 - Screen wire for machine atmospheres, chemical equipment, marine use.

Stainless Steel 316L - (Low carbon) welding wire, cold-headed parts, marine use.

Stainless Steel 321 - Jet engine parts, furnace ,heat treat parts (stabilized with Ti.)

Stainless Steel 347 - High temperature gaskets, rocket engine parts (stabilized with Cb.)

Stainless Steel Type 430 (magnetic alloy) - Decorative trim, cold-headed parts.

Cu 99.9% minCOPPER

Copper is resistant to atmospheric corrosion, but is attacked by oxidizing agents such as Nitric Acid, Ferric Chloride, Cyanides, and Ammonia Acids compounds. Melts at 1981 F.

BRASS

Brass is similar to copper in its resistance to acids, though to a somewhat lesser degree. Like copper, brass is highly susceptible to ammonia and its salts; brass alloys containing zinc in excess of 20% should never be used in their presence because of the resultant de-zincification.  

    230 Red Brass: 85% Copper 15% Zinc

    240 Low Brass: 80% Copper 20% Zinc

    260 High Brass: 70% Copper 30% Zinc

    270 Yellow Brass:65% Copper 35% Zinc

    280 Muntz Metal: 60% Copper 40% Zinc

COMMERCIAL BRONZE

Cu 90.0% max  Zn 10%
This alloy contains 90% Copper and 10% Zinc, and is superior to Low Brass in resistance to corrosion. Its good resistance to atmospheric corrosion makes commercial bronze popular for window screening.

PHOSPHOR BRONZE

Cu 94%  Sn 4.75%  P .25%
Formed of Copper and Tin with a minor addition of phosphorous, this alloy is an auburn color and exhibits physical and anti-corrosive properties slightly superior to those of copper and zinc alloys. Phosphor Bronze can be drawn as fine as 0.0012", has great strength and ductility for weaving and long service, and is resistance to common corrosive agents. 

ALUMINUM ALLOYS

These are light metals, with good strength to weight ratios. At ordinary temperatures they resist Nitric and Sulphuric Acids, but corrode quickly in the presence of alkaline solutions and hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids. Melts at 1218 F. 

ALLOY:AlCuFeMgMnSiZnCr
110099.0 min.2.06-.05.04.10-
505693-94.5.1.404.5-5.6.05-.2.30.10.05-.2
606196-97.15-.40.70.8-1.2.15.4-.8.25.15-.35




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