Grades which compete with 316/316L in corrosion resistance.
The absence of nickel produces a lower cost alternative.
The ferritic structure gives excellent deep drawability and stress corrosion cracking resistance
but disadvantages in welding of thick sections and stretch forming.
Equivalent EN and UNS Grades - 1.4526 1.4521 1.4613 S43600 S44400
These grades combine the following characteristics:
These grades have been used extensively over the years for a number of familiar applications
such as exhaust systems.
They are being targeted at competing with 316 in applications where the limitations on
weld thickness and stretch forming are not an issue.
Applications which illustrate these features include:
Cladding, wall panels, exhaust systems, roofing, handrails, catering equipment, domestic plumbing,
hot water tanks, sugar processing, electrical motor housings.
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