Nitronic® 60 Stainless Steel Bar

UNS S21800

Nitronic® 60 is truly an all purpose metal. A fully austenitic alloy originally designed as a wear alloy, considered to have the best galling resistance over the entire range of stainless steels. Other characteristics include good high temperature properties around 1799° F, crevice corrosion and chloride pitting resistance (both greater than Stainless Steel 316) , as well as, oxidation resistance comparable to Stainless Steel 309 and far better than Stainless Steels 304 and 316.

21800 is composed of between 16% to 18% chromium, 8% to 9% nickel, 7% manganese, 3.5% to 4.5% silicon, with the balance being iron. Also found in 21800 are trace amounts of carbon, sulfur, phosphorus and nitrogen. It can be formed using common forming techniques, and preheating is not required in the welding process. Common welding methods such as gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc and submerged arc can be used to weld this grade. Hardening 21800 calls for the alloy to be cold worked. It is the ideal material if your application requires a high temperature and wear resistant alloy with increased strength attained through cold worked practices.

Industries that use 21800 include:

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Food processing
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Marine
  • Oil and Gas production
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical

Products partially or completely constructed of 21800 include:

  • Automotive valves
  • Boat shafts
  • Bushings
  • Castings
  • Centrifugal steam compressor shafts
  • Electrodes
  • Fasteners
  • Flanges
  • Gear pumps
  • Helicoils
  • Logging equipment
  • Marine fittings
  • Pin and roller bearings
  • Pin and hanger expansion joints for bridges
  • Pump wear rings
  • Rail guides
  • Screens
  • Stators
  • Valve seats and trim
  • Valve systems
  • Wear plates
Stocking Diameters 1/2” to 13”
Material Lengths Up to 22’
Bar Specifications
Uns Type Ams Astm Federal Characteristics
S21800 21800 5848 A-276
Similar to XM-19, but with lower physicals.
Chemistry Analysis
1. 7. – 9.     3.5 – 4.5 16. – 18. 8. – 9.     N .08 – .18 NM

Nitronic&reg is a trademark of AK Steel Corporation.
The information above is not warranted, guaranteed, or for design purposes.

The information above is not warranted, guaranteed, or for design purposes.

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