Practical Guidelines now available to download

30 March 2021

The newly updated Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of Austenitic Stainless Steels is now available to download. 

The publication provides information on the properties, performance, and fabrication of the whole range of austenitic stainless steels, from the standard grades all the way up to the High Performance Austenitic Stainless Steels (HPASS). HPASS are highly corrosion resistant and obtain their improved performance through alloying with higher amounts of molybdenum, chromium, nickel, and nitrogen.

This is an updated edition of Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of High Performance Austenitic Stainless Steels, renamed to better reflect its broader content.

The brochure, co-produced with the Nickel Institute and the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA), includes information on all recent developments in stainless steels and offers detailed information on the metallurgy of the full range of austenitic stainless steels, as well as the mechanical and physical properties of these sustainable materials. Available in English and Mandarin Chinese, it offers clear and practical guidelines on cutting, machining, joining, and finishing to ensure fabricators produce high-quality installations and equipment, and engineers have the information to effectively use these materials.