Stainless Steel

Any steel containing at least 10.5% Cr as the principal alloying element, although lesser amounts of chromium are found in stainless products such as those used for automobile mufflers. Stainless steels have the properties of being highly resistant to corrosion attack by organic acids, weak mineral acids, atmospheric corrosion, etc. Some standard grades of stainless steel also have 3.5 to 22% of nickel which further increases resistance to chemical and atmospheric corrosion.

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Density 7930 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 1800 KClip
Tensile strength 600000000 Nm-2Clip
Yield strength 230000000 Nm-2Clip
Linear expansivity 0.000016 K-1Clip
Specific heat capacity 510 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Electromotive Series -0.09 VClip
Electrical Conductivity 1450000 Sm-1Clip
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See also: Austenitic Stainless Steel, Chromium, Stainless Steel 303, Stainless Steel 304, Stainless Steel 310, Stainless Steel 316, Stainless Steel 431, Steel.

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British Stainless Steel Association Promotes and develops the use of stainless steel by U.K. manufacturers and end users. Provides technical support and advice on stainless steel and its applications. Latest metal properties ferrous / nonferrous and world- wide metal cross-references.