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EN 1.4468 (GX2CrNiMoN25-6-3) Cast Stainless Steel

EN 1.4468 stainless steel is a duplex stainless steel formulated for casting. Cited properties are appropriate for the solution annealed (AT) condition. 1.4468 is the EN numeric designation for this material. GX2CrNiMoN25-6-3 is the EN chemical designation.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare EN 1.4468 stainless steel to: cast duplex stainless steels (top), all iron alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

200 GPa 30 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

25 %

Fatigue Strength

380 MPa 55 x 103 psi

Impact Strength: V-Notched Charpy

56 J 41 ft-lb

Poisson's Ratio

0.27

Shear Modulus

80 GPa 12 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

730 MPa 110 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

550 MPa 79 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

300 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Corrosion

450 °C 840 °F

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

1100 °C 2010 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1440 °C 2630 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1400 °C 2540 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

480 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

17 W/m-K 9.8 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

13 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

2.2 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

2.5 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

19 % relative

Density

7.8 g/cm3 490 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

3.8 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

53 MJ/kg 23 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

180 L/kg 21 gal/lb

Common Calculations

PREN (Pitting Resistance)

38

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

170 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

730 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

25 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

26 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

23 points

Thermal Diffusivity

4.6 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

20 points

Alloy Composition

Among cast stainless steels, the composition of EN 1.4468 stainless steel is notable for containing a comparatively high amount of chromium (Cr) and including nitrogen (N). Chromium is the defining alloying element of stainless steel. Higher chromium content imparts additional corrosion resistance. Nitrogen has a substantial strengthening effect, but has a complex (frequently negative) relationship with corrosion resistance.

Iron (Fe) 59.7 to 67.4
Chromium (Cr) 24.5 to 26.5
Nickel (Ni) 5.5 to 7.0
Molybdenum (Mo) 2.5 to 3.5
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 2.0
Silicon (Si) 0 to 1.0
Nitrogen (N) 0.12 to 0.25
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.035
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.030
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.025

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ISO 11972: Corrosion-resistant cast steels for general applications

EN 10283: Corrosion resistant steel castings

Duplex Stainless Steels, Iris Alvarez-Armas and Suzanne Degallaix-Moreuil (editors), 2009

Duplex Stainless Steels: Microstructure, Properties and Applications, Robert N. Gunn (editor), 1997

Corrosion of Stainless Steels, A. John Sedriks, 1996

Advances in Stainless Steels, Baldev Raj et al. (editors), 2010