Nitronic® 60

ASTM A276, ASTM A479, UNS S21800, AMS 5848, ASME SA193, ASTM A194, ASME SA479

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Nitronic® 60

Best Stainless is happy to provide our customers with the high quality, all-purpose, alloy Nitronic® 60 stainless steel, often called N-60. Nitronic® 60 is a fully austenitic steel and is well suited for applications that require excellent resistance to galling and wear owing to its silicon and manganese content.  It maintains this resistance even when annealed or after extensive cold-working and is considerably cheaper than similarly resistant nickel or cobalt based alloys.  This means it is appropriate for highly critical applications such as expansion joints in bridges and is one of the most cost effective materials for any high wear context, such as bearings, valves, or wear rings in vertical centrifugal pumps. Best Stainless can provide custom pump shafts when provided with the specifications for your project. 

This alloy can maintain performance with intermittent exposure to temperatures up to 1800° F, making it useful for automotive valves and other potentially high heat situations. 

Nitronic® 60 is also highly resistant to corrosion, with a resistance somewhere between 304 and 316 stainless steel, while having nearly double the yield strength of both these steels.  While 316 stainless steel may be somewhat more corrosion resistant, Nitronic® 60 has superior resistance to chloride pitting, as well as stress and crevice corrosion, making it more suitable for marine applications than 316.  Additionally, its oxidation resistance is comparable to 309 stainless steel.

We can provide Nitronic® 60 In array of different bar and rod stock shapes.  If your project requires longer length stock, know that we are capable of providing the industry’s best long stock in 20-28’ R/L.

Nitronic® 60 Stainless Steel Applications

  • Valve Stems
  • Seats and Trim
  • Fastening Systems Including Nuts and Bolts
  • Chain Drive Systems
  • Pins, Bushings and Bearings
  • Pump Components

Nitronic® 60 Stainless Steel Composition

  • Carbon 0.10
  • Manganese 9.0
  • Phosphorus 0.040
  • Silicon 4.5
  • Chromium 18.00
  • Sulfur .010
  • Nickle 9.0
  • Nitrogen 0.18

Nitronic® 60 Stainless Steel Industry Standards

  • ASTM A276
  • ASTM A479
  • UNS S21800
  • AMS 5848
  • ASME SA193
  • ASTM A194
  • ASME SA479
  • ASTM A193 - Bolting
  • ASTM A193 Class 1C

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