Stainless Steel 321

MICC Sheath types

UNS ref

DIN ref.

321

S32100 

1.4541 

321

Similar to 304 (18%Cr-10%Ni) but with Titanium added as a stabiliser.

Titanium prevents sensitisation & weld decay. 321 loses stabilising additive (Ti) during welding. 

Applications

Type 321 is used principally for applications involving welding or sustained elevated tem­perature operations where re-annealing is not practical, It is used extensively in the aircraft and missile industries for engine parts, heat exchangers, exhaust stacks, rocket engines, manifolds, and etc.

Corrosion Resistance

This alloy is extremely resistant to intergranular corrosion and has very good corrosion resis­tance in weld areas. It has slightly less corrosion resistance to atmospheric conditions than Type 302 or Type 304 in the annealed condition.

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