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Alloy 904L (UNS N0904) Product Data Bulletin 904L

Resists corrosion in a wide range of both oxidizing and reducing


environments.
Good pitting and crevice corrosion resistance. Eliminates stress corrosion
cracking in most common chloride environments. Resists
intergranular
corrosion in post-welded or stress-relieved condition.

General Properties and Typical Applications

904L is an austenitic nickel-chromium stainless steel environments. It is utilized extensively in the


with molybdenum and copper additions. The chemical, petrochemical, pulp and paper, and
elevated nickel and chromium content of 904L make pollution control industries:
it resistant to corrosion in a wide range of both
oxidizing and reducing environments. The high nickel l Tanks, vessels, piping, heat exchangers, and
content also provides resistance to chloride stress
other equipment for the production and handling
corrosion cracking.
of sulfuric and phosphoric acid.
Molybdenum and copper are present in the alloy for l Reactor vessels for fertilizer production.
increased resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion
and to general corrosion in reducing acids. l Tall oil distillation.
The low carbon content of 904L provides resistance l Pulp and Paper bleaching operations.
to intergranular corrosion in the post-welded or
l Absorber towers, stack linings, duct work,
stress-relieved condition.
dampers, and other support equipment for flue
APPLICATIONS The corrosion resistance of 904L gas desulfurization systems for fossil-fired power
:
makes it a useful alloy in numerous severe operating plants and waste incinerators.

Chemical Composition (Nominal Analysis, Percent)

Carbon, Nickel.....................................23.0 min. - 28.0


max. .....................................................0.020
Manganese, max.
Molybdenum..................................4.0 min. - 5.0
max. ..............................................2.00
Silicon, max.
Copper.........................................1.0 min. - 2.0
max. ......................................................1.00
Phosphorus, max.
Iron*........................................................Remain
max. ............................................0.045
Sulfur, der
max. .....................................................0.035
Chromium..............................19.0 min. - 23.0 * Element shall be determined arithmetically by difference.
max.
Carlson
Alloy 904L (UNS N08904) Product Data Bulletin 904L

Mechanical and Tensile Strength, min. .................................... 71 ksi


(490 MPa)
Physical Properties Yield Strength (0.2% offset), 31 ksi
min. .................. (220 MPa)
Elongation in 2 in., %, min. ............................ 35
Hardness, Brinell, max. ................................. 192
AVAILABLE PRODUCTS*
Rockwell B, max. ..................................... 90
Plate: Reduction in area, % min. .............................. 40
3/16” through 4”. Density, Grams per cu. cm. ........................... 7.98
Widths to 108”, lengths to Lbs. per cu. in. ......................................... 0.288
480” Specific Heat, at o F (20 o C)
For larger dimensions - 68 BTU per lb. per o F..................................... 0.105
inquire Modulus of Elasticity,
psi
tension, x 10 6 at 68 o F........................................ 28.4
Plate Products:
cut bar, plasma cut or Mean Coefficient of Thermal
machined rings and discs, 10
Expansion,
-6 in./in./ o F
heads, rolled and tack-welded 68 o to 210 o F.............................................. 5.8
cylinders, and special cut 68 o to 390 o F.............................................. 6.9
shapes 68 o to 750 o F.............................................. 8.1
68 o to 1110 o F............................................ 8.9
68 o to 1470 o F ............................................ 9.2
68 o to 1820 o F ........................................... 9.4

Information in this product data bulletin alloy for a particular installation. But
is not intended for specification none of the information is to be
Specifications purposes. All data should be construed as a warranty of fitness for
considered as typical or average, any application.
ASME SB625 except when listed as minimum or
ASTM B625 maximum values. As with all special-service materials,
this alloy must be tested under actual
The applications cited will allow a service conditions to determine its
potential user to consider this Carlson suitability for a specific project.

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*Bar, billet, ingot and master alloy pigs are available from: ELECTRALLOY, a G.O. Carlson Inc. company, 175 Main Street, Oil City, PA 16301
(800) 458-7273 (814) 678-4100 Fax (814) 677-1342