What’s up guys?!?!?!?!?! This is Michael with Michael Talks Metal, back again for some more metal. Before we jump in, how about 91% of you subscribe….see this nifty little graphic here? Just numbers and math folks. You are all watching but only 9% are subscribed. Help me, help the channel, hit that little button!!! Ok, enough of the soapbox! Let’s do this!!!! Our topic for today is a precipitation hardening type of stainless steel 13-8.

The UNS designation for chemical composition is UNS S13800

Capable of high strength and toughness after heat treatment and with the corrosion and oxidation resistance typical of stainless steels, 13-8 finds applications in aircraft structural applications as well as chemical and petrochemical processing equipment.

For aerospace applications, the alloy is premium quality Consumable Electrode Melted CEM or Consumable Electrode Vacuum Melted CEVM.  Cleanliness requirements of AMS 2300 are applicable.

As in all precipitation hardening stainless grades the first step is a solution treatment followed by an aging treatment.

Typical solution treatment is at 1700  followed by rapid air cooling to room temperature.

Aging temperatures are specified by the condition description:

The H950 condition  is aged at 950  deg F,  H1100 is aged at  1100 deg F, etc.

Aging  requires  4 hours at temperature.  Cooling rate after aging is an air cool.

Chemical Composition    UNS S13800

Carbon ………………………………………..  0.05 % Max

Manganese …………………………………..  0.10 % Max

Silicon ………………………………………….. 0.10 % Max

Phosphorus …………………………………..  0.010 % Max

Sulfur ……………………………………………. 0.008 % Max

Chromium ……………………………………… 12.25 – 13.25 %

Nickel ……………………………………………. 7.50 – 8.50 %

Molybdenum ………………………………….. 2.00 – 2.50 %

Aluminum ………………………………………. 0.90 – 1.35 %

Nitrogen …………………………………………. 0.010 % Max

Density: .279 lbs per cubic inch

Minimum  Mechanical Properties:   H 950  condition –  Longitudinal

220,000 psi Tensile Strength

205,000 psi  Yield  Strength

10 % Elongation

45 % Reduction of Area

Specifications:

Bar and Forgings:

AMS 5629

ASTM A 564

ASME SA 564

Plate:

AMS 5864

ASTM A 693

ASME SA 693

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