STAINLESS STEEL FOIL ALLOY 304L

These alloys are the most common and economical stainless alloys on the market. They are non-heat treatable alloys, which makes them perfect for tool wrap applications when heat treating parts. It is extremely resistant to corrosion, and heat oxidation, for applications up to approximately 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. They are non-magnetic in the annealed condition. At times in the foil thicknesses, the individual production lots can be certified to 302, 304 and 304L standards.

The drawback to strictly 302 alloy, is that in extreme conditions, carbide precipitation can occur. Type 304 alloy alleviates this problem by decreasing the carbon content and thereby eliminating the possibility of intergranular corrosion. This low carbon alloy is most often utilized for application requiring welding. An Extra Low Carbon Alloy, 304L, is also available for severe welding applications. All the alloys are popular in food and dairy industries and for pharmaceutical equipment. It is useful in applications where good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance are essential. These alloys are used in our tool wrap rolls for companies’ heat treating parts.

Standard Specifications: AMS A240, UNS S30400

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AMS Spec Number:5511
ASTM Standards:A666
Finish:Standard Finishes
Temper:MOST Tempers
Thickness:0.001 to 0.032 in
Width:0.375 to 36 in
Carbon (C):0.03%
Chromium (Cr):19%
Manganese (Mn):2% (Max)
Molybdenum (Mo):-
Nickel (Ni):10%
Nitrogen (N):0.10% (Max)
Other Total:-
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: *9.6 Inches/inch/°F x 106
Density: **0.287 lbs./cu.in.
Electrical Conductivity: ***432 % IACS
Elongation (1/2 Hard):5 (Min)
Elongation (1/4 Hard):8 (Min)
Elongation (3/4 Hard):2 (Min)
Elongation (Annealed): ✦40 (Min)
Elongation (Full Hard):1 (Min)
Elongation (Spring):1 (Nom)
Modulus Of Elasticity: ⁑28 x 106 psi
Rockwell (1/2 Hard):B88
Rockwell (1/4 Hard):B88
Rockwell (Annealed): ↠B88
Tensile Strength (1/2 Hard)150 to 175 x 1000 psi
Tensile Strength (1/4 Hard)125 to 150 x 1000 psi
Tensile Strength (3/4 Hard)175 to 200 x 1000 psi
Tensile Strength (Annealed): ✧70 to 100 x 1000 psi
Tensile Strength (Full Hard):185 (Min) x 1000 psi
Tensile Strength (Spring):200 (Min) x 1000 psi
Thermal Conductivity: ♦9.4 BTU per sq.ft.per hr. per °F
Yield Strength (1/2 Hard)110 (Min) x 1000 psi
Yield Strength (1/4 Hard)75 (Min) x 1000 psi
Yield Strength (3/4 Hard)135 (Min) x 1000 psi
Yield Strength (Annealed): ↡25 (Min) x 1000 psi
Yield Strength (Full Hard):140 (Min) x 1000 psi
* Inches/inch/°F x 106 from 68°F to 572°F (20°C to 300°C)

** Lbs.per cu.in. at 68°F (Annealed) ( x 27.68 gms./cu.Cm. at 20°C)

*** % IACS at 68°F (20°C) as annealed

✦ % in 2 inches

⁑ x 106 PSI, tension

↠ 0.020 gauge and above (30T scale)

✧ x 1000 psi

♦ 9.4 BTU per sq.ft.per hr. per °F

↡ 0.2% offset