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Stainless Steel - Duplex

1.4462/ F51 Duplex

Duplex and Superduplex give significant life cycle cost advantages when used in severe and corrosive conditions.
The materials have exceptional resistance to pitting, crevice corrosion and to stress corrosion cracking and have high strength combined weldability. Duplex and Superduplex can be used for many applications including propeller shafts, seawater oil and gas piping systems on offshore platforms, seawater piping systems in desalination plants, subsea manifolds and flowlines, subsea pipeline systems, topside process systems, subsea umbilicals and submerged components.

Chemical Composition

1.4462 Steel
Chemical Element % Present
Carbon (C) 0.0 - 0.03
Chromium (Cr) 21.00 - 23.00
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 2.00
Silicon (Si) 0.0 - 1.00
Phosphorous (P) 0.0 - 0.03
Sulphur (S) 0.0 - 0.02
Nickel (Ni) 4.50 - 6.50
Nitrogen (N) 0.08 - 2.00
Copper (Cu) 0.50 - 1.00
Molybdenum (Mo) 2.50 - 3.00
Tungsten (W) 0.50 - 1.00
Iron (Fe) Balance

Alloy Designations



Generic Physical Properties

Physical Property Value
Density 7.81 g/cm³
Thermal Expansion 13.7 x10^-6 /K
Thermal Conductivity 19.0 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.85 x10^-6 Ω .m
Modulus of Elasticity 200 GPa

Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Property Value
Elongation A50 mm 25 Min %
Hardness Brinell 290 Max HB
Proof Stress 450 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 620 MPa



This Data is indicative only and as such is not to be relied upon in place of the full specification. In particular, mechanical property requirements vary widely with temper, product and product dimensions. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by the Company in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

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The information provided in this datasheet has been drawn from various recognised sources, including EN Standards, recognised industry references (printed & online) and manufacturers’ data. No guarantee is given that the information is from the latest issue of those sources or about the accuracy of those sources.

Material supplied by the Company may vary significantly from this data, but will conform to all relevant and applicable standards.

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