Wire – Alloy 2205 Stainless Steel

Wire – Alloy 2205 Stainless Steel

Alloy 2205 Stainless Steel

UNS S32205
W. Nr 1.4462


Mixing tanks, Heat exchangers, Pressure vessels, Extraction/distillation columns, Pulp processing equipment, Pipes, Pumps, Food processing equipment, Springs


Alloy 2205 is a duplex (austenitic/ferritic) stainless steel alloyed with chromium, molybdenum, and nitrogen for improved performance and corrosion resistance compared to 304 and 316 stainless steels. The alloy’s distributed austenite/ferrite microstructure combined with the alloying additions provide resistance to stress corrosion cracking, pitting, and chlorine induced crevice corrosion. Alloy 2205 also has acceptable oxidation resistance up to 980°C, but only for specific applications as the material can become embrittled when exposed to temperatures between 300°C and 1000°C for extended periods.

Industries Supplied

Chemical Processing, Oil & Gas, Nuclear Power Generation, Food Processing

Nominal Composition

C: 0.03 max
Mn: 2.0 max
Si: 1.0 max
P: 0.03 max
S: 0.02 max
Ni: 4.5 – 6.5
Cr: 22.0 – 23.0
M0: 3 – 3.5
N: 0.14 – 0.20
Fe: Bal min

Physical Properties

Density: 0.284 lb/in3, (7.86 g/cm3)

Modulus of Elasticity (E):
At 70°F (20°C): 29.0 x 103 ksi (200 GPa)

Coefficient of Expansion:
11.1 µin/in-°F (70-2000°F)
14.0 µm/m-°C (0-300°C)

Electrical Resistivity: 33.5 µohm-in, (85.1 µohm-cm)

Thermal Conductivity: 104 Btu-in/ft2-hr-°F, 15.0 W/m-°C

Applicable Specifications

Wire & Bar: ASTM A313, A479, NACE MR0175/ISO 15156

Typical Mechanical Properties

  • Annealed
    • Heat Treatment: 1868-2050°F (1020-1121°C)
    • Tensile Strength: 90-120 ksi (620-827 MPa)
    • Suggested Operating Conditions: -58 to 572°F (-50°C to 300°C)
  • Spring
    • Heat Treatment: Stress Relieve 600-900°F (316-482°C)
    • Tensile Strength: 180 ksi min (1240 MPa)
    • Suggested Operating Conditions: Up to 550°F (288°C)

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