Alloy 904L Technical Information
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2205
Alloy C-276
317L
310S
321/321H
347/347H
254SMO
AL-6XN
6061 T6
904L
410
304/304L
316/316L
Alloy 200
Alloy 400
Alloy 600
Alloy 625
Alloy 800/800H/800HP
Alloy 825

904L
Chemical Composition %

C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
Max     Max     Max Max Max
0.02 19.0-23.0 1.0-2.0 2.0 4.0-5.0 23.0-28.0 0.045 0.035 1.0


AVAILABILITY
Seamless Pipe 1/2" W
SPECIFICATIONS
ASTM B677, B366
ASME SB677, SB366

DESCRIPTION
904L is a high-alloy austenitic stainless steel with low carbon content. The grade is intended for use under severe corrosive conditions. It has been application proved over many years and was originally developed to resist corrosion in dilute sulfuric acid. It is standardized and approved for pressure vessel use in several countries. Structurally, 904L is fully austenitic and is less sensitive to precipitation ferrite and sigma phases than conventional austenitic grades with high molybdenum content. Characteristically, due to the combination of relatively high contents of chromium, nickel, molybdenum and copper 904L has good resistance to general corrosion, particularly in sulfuric and phosphoric conditions.


DESIGN FEATURES
Good resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion.
Very good resistance to stress corrosion cracking.
Good resistance to intergranular corrosion.
Good formability and weldability.
Maximum service temperatures of
450 deg.C. (824 deg.F).

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Production and transport of sulfuric acid
Metal pickling in sulfuric acid
Production and concentration of phosphoric acid
Use in seawater, brackish water, condensers, heat exchangers and pipe work in general
Paper and allied industries
Gas washing
Chemical and pharmaceutical industries

TENSILE REQUIREMENTS
Tensile Strength (KSI) 70
Yield Strength (KSI) 25
KSI can be converted to MPA (Megapascals) by multiplying by 6.895.

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