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Outokumpu4301

EN 1.4301, ASTM TYPE304/UNSS30400

Generalcharacteristics

Typicalapplications

Outokumpugrade4301isanausteniticstainlesssteel,which
belongstothefamilyofthestandardCrNistainlesssteels.Grade
4301isthebasicvariantwithnormalcarbonandnickelcontent.
TheausteniticCrNistandardgradesarethemostwidelyused
groupofstainlesssteels.Theirwellbalancedmaterialproperties
makethemsuitableforthefabricationofmanyproducts.
Grade4301isavailableinmanyproductformsanddimensions,
commonlyalsofrommanystainlesssteelstockholders.Itcanbe
suppliedwithawiderangeoffunctionalandaestheticsurface
finishes.

Householdappliances&consumer
goods,kitchenutensils,tableware,cutlery,
pots&pans,sinks&countertops,
Indoorandoutdoorcladding,handrails,
windowframes,
Rebarinconcrete
Automotiveapplications
Pulp&paperindustry
Food&beverageindustry
Pharmaceuticalindustry
Chemicalindustry
Heatexchangers
Storagetanks
Tankcontainers
Piping

Products&dimensions
Coldrolledproductsavailabledimensionsinmm
Coil/Strip

Plate/Sheet

Surfacefinish

Thickness

Width

Thickness

Width

2B

Coldrolled,heattreated,pickled,skinpassed

0,206,35

122032

0,256,35

182032

2BB

2BBBrightpickled

0,203,50

301530

0,253,50

3501530

2C

Coldrolled,heattreated

0,406,00

301530

0,403,20

4001500

2D

Coldrolled,heattreated,pickled

0,206,35

301600

0,256,35

351600

2E

Coldrolled,heattreated,mech.desc.pickled

0,306,35

122032

0,336,35

182032

2F

2FColdrolled,heattreated,skinpassed

0,333,58

121524

0,333,58

181524

2G

Ground

0,306,00

121580

0,304,01

181524

2H

Workhardened

0,056,00

31530

0,256,00

181530

2J

Brushedordullpolished

0,303,00

301530

0,303,00

351530

2K

Satinfinish

0,504,00

121580

0,504,00

181524

2M

Patterned

0,303,50

301530

0,303,50

4001530

2R

Coldrolled,brightannealed

0,053,50

31530

0,253,50

181530

2W

Profilerolled

0,401,50

361275

0,401,50

4001250

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ContinousHotrolledproductsavailabledimensionsinmm
Coil/Strip

Plate/Sheet

Surfacefinish

Thickness

Width

Thickness

Width

1C

1CHotrolled,heattreated,notdescaled

1,9010,00

501550

2,00110,00

4003200

1D

Hotrolled,heattreated,pickled

1,5012,70

502032

1,50110,00

503200

1E

Hotrolled,heattreated,mech.desc.

1,364,50

501600

1,364,50

501600

1G

1GGround

1,903,00

7501350

1,903,00

7501350

1H

Hotrolled,temperrolled

1,007,00

501600

1M

1MPatterned

1,903,00

7501350

1,903,00

7501350

1U

1Ublackhotrolled

1,9010,00

501550

6,0110,00

7501550

Quartoplateproductsavailabledimensionsinmm
Coil/Strip
Surfacefinish

Thickness

Plate/Sheet
Width

Thickness

Width

1C

1CHotrolled,heattreated,notdescaled

2,00110,00

4003200

1D

Hotrolled,heattreated,pickled

2,00110,00

4003200

Chemicalcomposition
Thetypicalchemicalcompositionforthisgradeisgiveninthetablebelow,togetherwithcompositionlimitsgivenforthis
gradeaccordingtodifferentstandards.Therequiredstandardwillbefullymetasspecifiedontheorder.

Thechemicalcompositionisgivenas%byweight.

Cr

Ni

18.1

8.1

2.00

17.519.5

8.010.5

0.10

0.08

2.00

18.020.0

8.010.5

0.10

0.07

2.00

17.519.5

8.010.5

0.10

ASTMA666

0.08

2.00

18.020.0

8.010.5

0.10

EN100287

0.07

2.00

17.519.5

8.010.5

0.10

EN100287PMA

0.07

2.00

17.519.5

8.010.5

0.10

EN100882

0.07

2.0

17.519.5

8.010.5

0.11

EN100884

0.07

2.0

17.519.5

8.010.5

GOST563272

0.12

2.0

17.019.0

8.010.0

IdesaRM2/97105

0.08

2.00

18.020.0

8.010.5

Typical

0.04

AD2000W2,W10&EN100287

0.070

ASMEIIASA240
ASTMA240

Mn

Mo

Other

0.11
0.35

0.10
0.10

Corrosionresistance
Outokumpugrade4301hasexcellentcorrosionresistanceinsolutionsofmanyhalogenfreeorganicandinorganic
compoundsoverawidetemperatureandconcentrationrange.Itcanwithstandmanyorganicandsufficientlydiluted
mineralacidsdependingonthetemperatureofthesolution.Grade4301maysufferfromuniformcorrosioninmineral
acidsandhotstrongalkalinesolutions.Moredetailedinformationoncorrosionpropertiesofgrade4301canbefoundin
OutokumpusCorrosionTablespublishedintheOutokumpuCorrosionHandbookandonwww.outokumpu.com.
Inaqueoussolutionscontaininghalogenideslikee.g.chloridesorbromides,pittingandcrevicecorrosionmayoccur
dependingonhalogenideconcentration,temperature,pHvalue,concentrationofoxidizingcompoundsandcrevice
geometry,ifapplicable.Forashortperiodoftime,forinstanceduringcookingoffoodinstainlesssteeldishes,grade
4301cantolerateevenrelativelyhighchlorideconcentrations.Thepresenceofcorrosioninhibitingoraccelerating
compoundslikee.g.transitionmetalionsororganiccompoundsmayinfluencethecorrosionbehaviourofgrade4301.
Grade4301ispronetochlorideinducedstresscorrosioncrackingattemperaturesoverabout50Cdependingonthe
appliedstressandthechlorideconcentrationintheenvironment.Priorcolddeformationofthestructureunderload
increasestheriskforstresscorrosioncracking.
Grade4301canbeusedforindoorandoutdoorapplicationsinruralareasandurbanenvironmentswherechloride
contaminationislow.Thebestmaterialperformanceisreachedusuallywiththehelpofadequatedesign,correctpost
weldtreatmentandregularcleaningduringuse(ifapplicable).
FormoreinformationoncorrosionresistancerefertotheOutokumpuCorrosionHandbookorcontacttheOutokumpu

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corrosionexperts.
Pittingcorrosionresistance

Crevicecorrosionresistance

PRE

CPT

CCT

18

<10

<0

PREPittingResistantEquivalentcalculatedusingtheformula:PRE=%Cr+3.3x%Mo+16x%N
CPTCorrosionPittingTemperatureasmeasuredintheAvestaCell(ASTMG150),ina1MNaClsolution(35,000ppmor
mg/lchlorideions).
CCTCriticalCreviceCorrosionTemperatureisthecriticalcrevicecorrosiontemperaturewhichisobtainedbylaboratory
testsaccordingtoASTMG48MethodF

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Mechanicalproperties
Themechanicalpropertiesoftheavailableproductsinsoftannealedconditionatroomtemperaturearegiveninthe
tablebelow.Moderatestrengthscanbereachedatelevatedtemperatures(~550C).Temperaturesforexcessive
scalingarecloseto850C.Thisgradeamongotherausteniticcorrosionresistantsteelsexhibitsveryhighductilityand
highelongationtofracture.Itisnotsusceptibletobrittlefractureinthesolutionannealedcondition.

Duetothehighimpacttoughnessandtensileproperties atverylowtemperaturesthisgradeis applicableforcryogenic


applicationsdownto196C.

Thisausteniticgradeisavailablealsointemperrolledcondition.Higherstrengthoftheproductcanbeachieved,when
finalcoldrollingprocessiscontrolledandthematerialislefttoworkhardenedcondition.Strengthclassesaregivenin
thestandardsEN100882andASTMA66603.

PleasecontactyourlocalOutokumpusalescompanyformoreinformation.

Coldrolledcoilandsheet

Rp0.2

Rp1.0

Rm

MPa

MPa

MPa

Elongation1 )
%

Typical(Thickness1mm)

285

315

640

70

AD2000W2,W10&EN100287

230

260

540750

45

ASMEIIASA240

205

ASTMA240

205

EN100287

230

260

540750

45

EN100287PMA

230

260

540750

45

EN100882

230

260

540750

45

EN100884

230

260

540750

45

GOST563272

230

260

540670

45

Hotrolledcoilandsheet

Rp0.2

Rp1.0

Rm

MPa

MPa

MPa

Elongation1 )
%

Typical(Thickness4mm)

285

340

625

55

AD2000W2,W10&EN100287

230

260

520720

45

ASMEIIASA240

205

ASTMA240

205

EN100287

230

260

520720

45

EN100287PMA

230

260

520720

45

EN100882

230

260

520720

45

EN100884

230

260

520720

45

GOST563272

230

260

540670

45

Hotrolledquartoplate

Rp0.2

Rp1.0

Rm

MPa

MPa

MPa

Elongation1 )
%

Typical(Thickness15mm)

270

300

600

55

AD2000W2,W10&EN100287

210

250

520720

45

ASMEIIASA240

205

ASTMA240
ASTMA666
EN100287

210

250

520720

45

EN100287PMA

210

250

520720

45

EN100882

210

250

520720

45

EN100884

210

250

520720

45

IdesaRM2/97105

205

Wirerod

Rp0.2

Rp1.0

Rm

MPa

MPa

MPa

Elongation1 )
%

Typical

290

330

600

55

Rockwell

515

HB

515

201

Impact
strengthJ

Rockwell

HB

HV

175

515

201

515

201

Impact
strengthJ

HB

515

92HRB

201

205

515

92HRB

201

205

515

1)ElongationaccordingtoENstandard:

HV

201

Rockwell

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Impact
strengthJ

HV

201

515
Impact
strengthJ

92HRB

201

Rockwell

HB

HV

A80forthickness<3mm.
Aforthickness 3mm.
ElongationaccordingtoASTMstandardA2orA50.

Physicalproperties
PhysicalpropertiesaccordingtoEN100881 aregiveninthe tablebelow.
Density

Modulusof
elasticity

Thermalexp.at
100C

Thermal
conductivity

Thermal
capacity

Electrical
resistance

kg/dm3

GPa

106 /C

W/mC

J/kgC

7.9

200

16

15

500

0.73

Magnetisability

No

Fabrication
Coldforming
Thisgradecanbereadilyformedandfabricatedbyafullrangeofcoldworkingoperations.Theycanbeusedin
heading,drawingandbending.Anycoldworkingoperationswillincreasethestrengthandhardnessofthematerialand
mayleaveitslightlymagnetic.Workhardeningisaccentuatedbythepartialtransformationoftheaustenitephaseofthe
materialtohardmartensite.
Hotforming
Hotworkingcanbecarriedoutinthe850C1150Crange.Formaximumcorrosionresistance,forgingshouldbe
annealedat1050Candrapidlycooledinairorwaterafterhotworkingoperations.
Machining
Duetotheirhightoughnessandworkhardeningbehaviourausteniticsteelsaremoredifficulttomachinethancarbon
steelsbutarestillcomparativelyeasytomachinecomparedtomorehighlyalloyedstainlesssteelgrades.Theyrequire
highercuttingforcesthancarbonsteels,showresistancetochipbreakingandhaveahightendencytobuiltupedge
formation.Thebestmachiningresultsareobtainedbyusinghighpowerequipment,sharptoolingandarigidsetup.
Bettermachinabilityperformanceis achievedbyPRODECversions,whichhavebeenmodifiedforimproved
machinability.PRODECisavailableashotrolledplateandbarin4301,4307,4401,4404,4436and4432.

Welding
Austeniticstainlesssteel4301gradehasexcellentweldabilityandissuitedtoafullrangeofconventionalwelding
methods(likeMMA,MIG,MAG,TIG,SAW,LBWorRSW),exceptgaswelding.
Austenitic4301haveabout50%higherthermalexpansionandlowerheatconductivitycomparedtocarbonsteels.This
meansthatlargerdeformationandhighershrinkagestressesmayresultfromwelding.
Inthinsections,autogenousweldingmaybeused.Inthickersection,lowcarboncontaininggrade4307ispreferred,
andtoensurethattheweldmetalproperties(e.g.strength,corrosionresistance)areequivalenttothoseoftheparent
metal,matchingorslightlyoveralloyedfillersshouldpreferablybeused.Recommendedfillermetalis199L.
Generallypostweldheattreatmentisnotrequired.Inspecialcaseswithhighrisksofstresscorrosioncrackingor
fatigue,stressrelieftreatmentmaybeconsidered.
Inordertofullyrestorethecorrosionresistanceoftheweldseam,thewelddiscolorationshouldberemovedbypickling
andpassivation.
MoredetailedinformationconcerningweldingprocedurescanbeobtainedfromtheOutokumpuWeldingHandbook,
availablefromoursalesoffices.

Standards&approvals
Themostcommonlyusedinternationalproductstandardsaregiveninthetablebelow.

Standard

Designation

AD2000W2,W10&EN100287,PED97/23/EC

1.4301

AD2000MblW0PMA|EN100287,PED97/23/EC

1.4301

ASMESA240MCodeSect.II.PartA

TYPE304/UNSS30400

ASTMA66603Anneal&coldwork

TYPE304/UNSS30400

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ASTMA240/A240M

TYPE304/UNSS30400

EN100287,PED97/23/EC

1.4301

EN100882

1.4301

EN100884

1.4301

GOST563272

12X18H9

MaterialRequisitionRM2/97105Rev.1

TYPE304

Contacts&Enquiries
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