Duplex 2304 stainless steel is a 23% chromium, 4% nickel, molybdenum-free duplex stainless steel whose structure is a balance of ferritic and austenitic. It has general corrosion resistance similar or better than Alloys 304L and 316L but with yield strength nearly double that of austenitic stainless steels. Its duplex microstructure and low nickel and high chromium contents also allows Duplex 2304 to demonstrate improved stress corrosion resistant properties compared to 304 and 316. It is designed to feature high mechanical strength, good weldability, good corrosion resistance, high resistance to stress corrosion cracking, good machinability, low thermal expansion, good fatigue properties, high thermal conductivity, and easy fabrication.
Typical Values (Weight %)
|PREN = [Cr%] = 3.3 [Mo%] = 16 [N%] ≥ 24|
Corrosion Resistance: 2304 stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance in a wide range of environments. It can withstand exposure to water, mild acids, and other corrosive substances without corroding or rusting.
Strength: 2304 stainless steel has high strength, making it ideal for applications that require high mechanical strength. It has a minimum tensile strength of 620 MPa and a minimum yield strength of 400 MPa.
Ductility: 2304 stainless steel has good ductility, which means that it can be easily formed and shaped without cracking or breaking. This property makes it ideal for applications that require complex shapes or designs.
Weldability: 2304 stainless steel is easily weldable, making it an excellent choice for applications that require welding. It can be welded using common welding techniques, such as TIG, MIG, and resistance welding.
Magnetic Properties: 2304 stainless steel is magnetic, which makes it suitable for applications that require magnetic properties.
Heat Resistance: 2304 stainless steel has good heat resistance and can withstand moderately high temperatures without losing its strength or corrosion resistance. It can withstand temperatures up to 300°C (572°F) without undergoing any significant change in its properties.
Tensile Properties (Minimum Values)
Values obtained for hot rolled plates (th ≤ 2"). Alloy 2304 must not be used for a long time at temperatures higher than 300°C (572°F), where precipitation hardening phenomenon occurs.
Toughness Values (KCV Minimum Values)
|Single||75 J/cm_||90 J/cm_||54 ft. lbs||65 ft. lbs|
|Average (5)||90 J/cm_||150 J/cm||65 ft. lbs||87 ft. lbs|
Hardness (Typical Values)
|Average (5)||HV10 180-230||HB : 180-230||HRC _ 20|
Density : 7,800 kg/m3 - 0.28 lb/in3
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