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EN 1.4592 (X2CrMoTi29-4) Stainless Steel

EN 1.4592 stainless steel is a ferritic stainless steel formulated for primary forming into wrought products. Cited properties are appropriate for the annealed condition. 1.4592 is the EN numeric designation for this material. X2CrMoTi29-4 is the EN chemical designation.

It has a moderately low thermal conductivity among wrought ferritic stainless steels. In addition, it has a fairly high tensile strength and a fairly high embodied energy.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare EN 1.4592 stainless steel to: wrought ferritic 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

210 GPa 30 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

23 %

Fatigue Strength

340 MPa 49 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio


Shear Modulus

82 GPa 12 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

400 MPa 57 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

630 MPa 91 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

500 MPa 73 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

310 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Corrosion

550 °C 1020 °F

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

1100 °C 2010 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1460 °C 2650 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1410 °C 2570 °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

11 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

2.6 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

3.0 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

18 % relative


7.7 g/cm3 480 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

3.8 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

52 MJ/kg 22 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

180 L/kg 22 gal/lb

Common Calculations

PREN (Pitting Resistance)


Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

130 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

610 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

26 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

23 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

21 points

Thermal Diffusivity

4.6 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

20 points

Alloy Composition

Among wrought stainless steels, the composition of EN 1.4592 stainless steel is notable for containing a comparatively high amount of chromium (Cr) and including titanium (Ti). Chromium is the defining alloying element of stainless steel. Higher chromium content imparts additional corrosion resistance. Titanium is used to broadly improve mechanical properties.

Iron (Fe) 62.6 to 68.4
Chromium (Cr) 28 to 30
Molybdenum (Mo) 3.5 to 4.5
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si) 0 to 1.0
Titanium (Ti) 0.15 to 0.8
Nitrogen (N) 0 to 0.045
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.030
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.025
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.010

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

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

EN 10088-2: Stainless steels - Part 2: Technical delivery conditions for sheet/plate and strip of corrosion resisting steels for general purposes

Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels, John C. Lippold and Damian J. Kotecki, 2005

EN 10088-1: Stainless steels - Part 1: List of stainless steels

Corrosion of Stainless Steels, A. John Sedriks, 1996

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