Stainless Steel Grades

Please refer to the table below for details of the properties, features and application of various Austenitic and Ferritic grades of steel available.

Grade
Cold Forming Welding Corrosion Resistance Max Service Temp. (oC)
Special Features
Typical Applications
Austenitic Steel Grades
304 S11 (1.4307)
V
E
V
400
Low carbon for improved welding Boilermaking, nuclear & heat exchanges
304 S15 (1.4301)
V
V
G
400
Standard sheet metalworking grade similar to 304 S31 Catering, food, brewery, dairy & ducting industries
304 S16 (1.4306)
E
V
G
400
Deep drawing quality Sinks, holloware trade
304 S31 (1.4301)
G
V
G
400
Standard sheet metalworking grade similar to 304 S15 Catering, food, brewery, dairy & ducting industries
321 S31 (1.4541)
G
E
V
800
T.I. stabilised for reduced weld decay at high tempreatures Boilermaking, heat resistors, aeronautics & pipes
316 S11 (1.4404)
V
E
E
400
Low carbon for improved welding and corrosion resistance chemical works, marine, brewery & food industries, road tankers
316 S31 (1.4401)
G
V
E
400
Corrosion resistance chemical works, marine, brewery & food industries, road tankers
310 S24 (1.4845)
F
V
V
1100
High service temperature resistance Furnace work
Ferritic Steel Grades
430 S17 (1.4016)
G
G
F
800
Standard sheet metalworking grade for low quality applications Decorative household items & ducting
E=Excellent; V=Very Good; G=Good; F=Fair; P=Poor; N=Not Recommended

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