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Stainless steel SA-351 CF8 is the cast equivalent of Type 304 Stainless Steel, part of a range of austenitic chromium-nickel alloys that provide good strength and ductility. They are also known as 18/8 stainless due to their chemical composition which includes approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel by weight.
CF8 has good cavitation resistance, which is important for hydroturbines and pump impellers, and is used primarily for water handling. CF8 also provides resistance to strongly oxidising environments and corrosive media applications such as hydrocarbons, liquid oxygen, organic liquids, nitric acid, sodium carbonate, etc. Applications include architectural trim, valves and fittings, flanges, heating coils, mixing agitators and propellers, pumps, spray nozzles, etc.
For detailed chemical composition, typical mechanical properties and comparative specifications please view the CF8 data sheet by filling out the form below.
All information in our data sheets and website is indicative only and is not intended to be a substitute for the full specification from which it is extracted. It is intended to provide typical values to allow comparison between metal alloy options rather than a definitive statement of mechanical performance or suitability for a particular application as these will vary with temperature, product type and product application. It is presented apart from contractual obligations and does not constitute any guarantee of properties or of processing or application possibilities in individual cases. Our warranties and liabilities are stated exclusively in our terms of trading.
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