SX 430 Technical Data
SX430 is a low-carbon plain chromium ferritic stainless steel. The steel has good corrosion resistance in mildly corrosive environments and good resistance to oxidation at elevated temperatures. In the annealed condition the steel is ductile, does not harden excessively during cold work and can be formed using a large variety of roll forming or mild stretch-bending operations, as well as the more common drawing and bending processes. The steel has limited weldability and should not be used in the as welded condition for dynamic or impact loaded structures. Being a ferritic material, 430 is liable to brittle fracture at sub-zero temperatures, and cannot be used in cryogenic applications. As the steel does not contain nickel or molybdenum, it is cheaper than any of the 300 series steels.
430 is a simple corrosion and heat-resisting grade and finds application in areas where mildly corrosive conditions occur or where scaling resistance at moderate temperatures is required. Typical applications include: Automotive trim, architectural applications such as industrial roofing and wall cladding, kitchen utensils, sinks, washing machine parts and industrial pipe and tube. Materials handling equipment in the mining and sugar industry. Heat resisting applications up to 759oC.
|ASTM A 240||0.12 max||1.0 max||0.045 max||0.03 max||1.0 max||16.0-18.0|
Typical properties in the annealed condition
The properties quoted in this publication are typical of mill product and unless indicated should not be regarded as guaranteed minimum values for design purposes. For these purposes refer to the relevant specification.
Mechanical properties at room temperature
|Tensile Strength, MPa||530||450|
|Proof Strength, 0.2 % , MPa||360||205|
|Elongation (Percent in Lo=5.65 So) MPa||25||22|
2. Properties at elevated temperatures
Short time elevated temperature tensile strength
Stress for a creep rate of 1% in 10 000 h
Recommended maximum service temperature
Intermittent Service 850 oC
Note: Service in the temperature range 425 -525 oC for over 100 hours will cause the steel to be brittle on cooling to room temperature.
3. Corrosion resistance
|Concentration, % mass||1 5 10 20 80 100||1 5 10 20 80 100|
|Sulphuric Acid||2 2 2 2 2 1||2 2 2 2 2 2|
|Nitric Acid||0 0 0 0 1 2||0 0 0 1 1 2|
|Phosphoric Acid||0 0 2 2 1 0||0 0 2 2 1 1|
|Acetic Acid||0 0 1 1 1 0||0 2 2 2 2 0|
0 = resistant - corrosion
rate less than 100 m/year
1 = partly resistant - corrosion rate less than 1000 m/year
2 = non resistant - corrosion rate more than 1000 m/year
performance of 430 compared with other metals in various
environments is shown in the following table. The corrosion
rate is based on a 10 year exposure.
|Environment||Corrosion Rate (um/year)|
|SX 430||Aluminium-3S||Mild Steel|
430 has adequate weldability for many applications. However it is prone to embrittlement in the weld/haz. The fatigue properties of 430 in the welded condition are poor and it is not recommended for applications where applied tensile or impact loading will be experienced.
Annealed 430 is in the softest and most ductile condition, and may be used for cold-working operations. The annealing temperature range is 760oC followed by cooling in air.
2. Stress relieving
Stress relief after welding is not usually required, although 200-300oC is the recommended stress relieving temperature range.
3. Hot working
forging and pressing temperature range:
1100 - 1150oC
Finishing temperature: below 750oC
Avoid extended holding times above 1000oC as excessive grain growth takes place, which severally reduces ductility
Note: Soaking times to ensure uniformity of temperature are longer for stainless steels than for carbon steels. Use up to 1/2 times the time employed for the same thickness of mild steel.
430 can readily be fabricated by cold working. Typical operations include bending, forming, deep drawing and upsetting.Top