Tag: Austenitic stainless steel

What is austenitic stainless steel?

Austenitic is a type of stainless steel alloy that contains high levels of chromium and nickel, resulting in excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility, and good weldability. It is non-magnetic and widely used in various industries, including construction, automotive, and food processing, for its desirable mechanical and chemical properties.

Advantages of austenitic stainless steel

Austenitic stainless steels offer several advantages that make them highly desirable for various applications. Some of the key advantages include:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • High ductility
  • Excellent toughness
  • Non-magnetic
  • Wide temperature range
  • Good weldability.

These advantages make this type of stainless steels highly versatile and widely used in various industries. Below you can find a selection of articles related to austenitic stainless steels.

N'GENIUS develops austenitic stainless steels

N’GENIUS develops austenitic stainless steels

N’GENIUS Materials Technology has developed an innovative range of high-strength austenitic stainless steels which has the potential to revolutionise the design and construction of...

Optimizing fluid system material selection for offshore safety

Offshore oil and gas platform and floating vessel owners must optimize costs. But moreimportantly, they must maintain safe and compliant operating conditions for employees overthe life span of their operations.

NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation: Delivering value-added products to customers and...

NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation’s (NSSC’s) business strategy is to refine its advanced technology to deliver high value-added stainless steel products while also improving the quality and productivity of its generic grades.

Structures for a lifetime – Duplex as a material for bridge...

The stainless steel industry has long believed duplex to be the perfect material for bridge and storage tank construction. That notion has now been proven by onsite inspections carried out by Outokumpu.

Water and the circular economy

The violent contrasts between dry and wet weather of recent months have laid bare the urgent need to build, maintain and upgrade water management infrastructure.

Selecting and using stainless steel filler metals

The process of choosing a stainless filler metal involves matching it to the base materials, selectinga shielding gas and often calculating ferrite content and total heat input.

Ambitious expansion launches Venus Pipes & Tubes on global market

When Venus Pipes and Tubes began manufacturing stainless steel tubular products in 2015, few could have predicted the company’s stratospheric growth in India’s seamless and welded tube and pipe sector.

Scrubbers for the maritime sector

The maritime sector has adapted to IMO 2020 regulations limiting polluting emissions by fitting high-quality exhaust filtering systems.

Sandvik Materials Technology becomes Alleima – a new era dawns for...

Sandvik Materials Technology has separated from the Sandvik group and been renamed Alleima and listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange

New alloy for oil & gas applications

Longitudinally-welded and redrawn tubes made of VDM® Alloy 825 CTP are now available on the market.

Applications of austenitic stainless steel

Did you know? Austenitic stainless steel is used in a wide range of applications due to its favorable properties. Some common applications include:

  • Architecture and construction: Austenitic steel is utilized for structural components, roofing, cladding, and decorative elements in buildings and infrastructure due to its corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal.
  • Food processing and catering: The hygienic and non-reactive nature of austenitic steel makes it ideal for equipment and surfaces in food processing, such as tanks, pipes, countertops, and utensils.
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industries: The corrosion resistance and high purity of austenitic stainless steel make it suitable for chemical processing equipment, storage tanks, reactors, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Automotive industry: It is used in exhaust systems, catalytic converters, fuel tanks, and other components that require resistance to heat, corrosion, and vibration.
  • Medical devices: Austenitic stainless steel is commonly used in surgical instruments, implants, medical equipment, and prosthetics due to its biocompatibility, sterilizability, and resistance to bodily fluids.
  • Oil and gas industry: Austenitic steel is employed in pipelines, offshore platforms, and equipment that encounter corrosive environments and high temperatures.
  • Household appliances: It is utilized in kitchen appliances such as sinks, refrigerators, ovens, and cookware due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of cleaning.