F51 (UNS S31803 / W.Nr. 1.4462)

F51 (UNS S31803 / W.Nr. 1.4462) combines improved resistance to stress corrosion cracking, pitting, crevice corrosion and high strength when compared with other stainless alloys. F51 resists chloride environments and sulphide stress corrosion.

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Typical Physical and Mechanical Properties (RT, Annealed)

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Available Products and Specifications

Rod, Bar, Wire and ForgingsASTM A182
Plate, Sheet and StripASTM A312
Pipe and TubeASTM A167, 240
Welding Product
OthersASTM A403


The material combines good mechanical strength and ductility with moderate to good corrosion resistance in a variety of environments. This material is generally supplied in the annealed condition giving yield strengths in excess of 65 KSI (450Mpa), this material cannot be hardened by heat treatment but stronger surface strengths can be achieved by cold working.


Typical applications include pumps, valves, pipework, flanges etc together with various applications in the oil and gas, brewing, power generation and chemical engineering industries. In fact this alloy can be used successfully as an alternative to 300 series austenitic stainless steels in almost all applications where higher mechanical strength/lower weight is required.