Fabrication guidelines for austenitic stainless steel

19 March 2021

The newly updated Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of Austenitic Stainless Steels is now available to download. 

The publication provides information on the properties, performance and fabrication of the whole range of austenitic stainless steels, from the standard grades all the way up to the High Performance Austenitic Stainless Steels (HPASS). HPASS are highly corrosion resistant and obtain their improved performance through alloying with higher amounts of molybdenum, chromium, nickel and nitrogen. More complex in their metallurgy than standard austenitic stainless steels, engineers and fabricators need a thorough knowledge of their characteristics in order to specify and fabricate HPASS successfully, so they perform well in the field. 

The brochure, co-produced with the Nickel Institute and the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA), includes information on all recent developments in stainless steels and offers detailed information on the metallurgy of the full range of austenitic stainless steels, as well as the mechanical and physical properties of these sustainable materials. Available in English, and Mandarin Chinese, it offers clear and practical guidelines on cutting, machining, joining and finishing to ensure fabricators produce high quality installations and equipment, and engineers have the information to effectively use these materials. 

Courtesy of IMOA.