These highly alloyed grades are fully austenitic and provide excellent corrosion resistance, especially to chloride, pitting, crevice, and stress corrosion cracking. These alloys may be a lower cost alternative to nickel base alloys depending on the application.
|Representative Alloys||CN3MN, CK3MCuN|
|Applications||Where good resistance to chloride pitting corrosion and stress corrosion cracking|
|Limitations||Lower strength, prone to hot-shortness|
|Typical Uses||Desalination applications|
|Weldability||Fair, special precautions are necessary along with post-weld heat treatment|
|Corrosion Resistance||Very good|