As part of the centenary celebrations a special edition book has been commissioned by Marketing Sheffield and produced by Sheffield Newspapers.
An extraordinary discovery by a remarkable man changed the face of the modern world. Harry Brearley grew up in a poverty stricken family yet the stainless steel he discovered has left Sheffield's fingerprint on some of the world's most iconic buildings and inventions.
The 100 years of Stainless Steel book covers the journey from Brearley's childhood to the discovery and huge impact it still has today. Through an impressive collection of photographs it tells the story from inside the steelworks, how it shaped the city and how it continues to play a major role in 2013.
The book is available at a cost of £26.50 (including postage and packaging).
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EN 10088-3 is the European Standard for stainless steel long products. It includes a provision for wire in the cold worked condition. Although this is not strictly for spring wire (which is EN 10270-3), the properties shown in Table 18 are such that springs could be made from material in this condition
A completely revised version of the BSSA Guide to Stainless Steel Specifications has been published. The first edition was published in 2003 and since then there have been a number of significant changes to the most frequently used stainless steel standards for flat and long products and new standards for tubular products. This latest edition is updated with these changes and also includes some additional standards for the first time. The Guide contains chemical compositions and mechanical properties. Full copies of each standard can be purchased from, for example:
The major changes in the second edition (2010) are:
Latest versions of:
EN 10028-7 - Stainless steel flat products for pressure vessels
EN 10088-2 - Stainless steel flat products for general purposes
EN 10088-3 - Stainless steel long products for general purposes
EN 10088-4 - Stainless steel flat products for construction purposes
EN 10088-5 - Stainless steel long products for construction purposes
EN 10272 - Stainless steel long products for pressure purposes
EN 10302 - Creep resisting steels
EN ISO 3506 - Stainless steel fasteners
BS 6744 - Stainless steel rebar
Standards published since the first edition (2003) or not included in first edition
EN 10213-4 - Stainless steel castings for pressure purposes
EN 10216-5 - Stainless steel seamless tubes for pressure purposes
EN 10217-7 - Stainless steel welded tubes for pressure purposes
EN 10253-3 - Stainless steel butt weld pipe fittings
EN 10253-4 - Stainless steel butt weld pipe fittings
EN 10264-4 - Stainless steel for wire ropes
EN 10295 - Heat resistant steel castings
EN 10296-2 - Stainless steel welded tubes for general purposes
EN 10297-2 - Stainless steel seamless tubes for general purposes
Standards included which have not been changed since the first edition are:
EN 1600 - Stainless steel MMA electrodes
EN 10090 - Valve steels
EN 10095 - Heat resisting steels
EN 10151 - Stainless steel strip for springs
EN 10222-5 - Stainless steel forgings for pressure purposes
EN 10250-4 - Stainless steel forgings for general purposes
EN 10263-5 - Stainless steel wire for cold heading and extrusion
EN 10269 - Fasteners for elevated and low temperature service
EN 10270-3 - Stainless steel wire for springs
EN 10283 - Corrosion resistant steel castings
EN 12072 - Stainless steel welding consumables
EN 12073 - Stainless steel flux cored electrodes
BS 3100 - Stainless steel castings
BS 3146 - Stainless steel investment castings
In addition, there is a more comprehensive look-up table between EN numbers and UNS numbers.
Standard price: £38 per copy of the Guide including postage and packing
BSSA member price: £31 per copy of the Guide including postage and packing
A 10 per cent discount is available for orders of 2 copies or more.
To coincide with the centenary of the discovery of stainless steel made by Harry Brearley in Sheffield during 1913 we have been revising the very popular publication 'Understanding Stainless Steel'.
The new centenary edition is now available!
This includes additional features such as:
- Recent developments in grades
- Information on the latest Surface Finishing Techniques
- Updated images throughout
Our technical advisor Alan Harrison has been working on the book to help everyone along the supply chain gain a basic understanding of Stainless Steel.
The idea for this book grew out of a series of “Starter Workshops” run by the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA). These 1-day seminars are designed for those who have little or no knowledge of stainless steel or who need a refresher in the basics. "Understanding Stainless Steel" complements the “Starter Workshops” and will help those involved in specifying, designing, buying, selling or fabricating this versatile product.
Click here to download a sample from the book to give you a flavour of its contents.
Chapter Headings of the book;
The World of Stainless Steel - a brief overview of applications
History of Stainless Steels
A Little Metallurgy - basic concepts, atoms, compounds etc
Why is stainless steel "stainless"? - explanation of the passive layer
The Structure of Stainless Steels - ferritic, austenitic, martensitic, duplex, precipitation hardening
Types of Stainless Steel - pros and cons of ferritic, austenitic, martensitic, duplex, PH grades
Grade of Stainless Steel - common grades of each basic type with AISI EN equivalents
Magnetic Properties - stainless steels are non-magnetic. Yes and No.
The Testing of Stainless Steels - how to read a test certificate
Corrosion of Stainless Steels
High Temperature Properties
Ingredients of Stainless Steel - the effects of the elements in stainless steel and grades which show this effect
The Manufacture of Stainless Steel - overview of process routes
Surface Finishes - range of available finishes and influence on corrosion resistance
Fabrication of Stainless Steels
Recycling of Stainless Steel
The Basics of Stainless Steel - summary of most important issues
Common Standards for Stainless Steel - summary of applicable EN standards for stainless steels
Stainless Steel Quiz - test your new knowledge
Glossary of Terms
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A summary of the EN standards for stainless steel products showing which grades appear in which standards.
The number of European standards relating to stainless steel grades, mechanical properties and tolerances can be quite complex. This article attempts to summarise the structure of the existing standards in a way that enables you to find which standard you are looking for.
Stainless steels are corrosion resistant steels with a minimum of 10.5 per cent of chromium (Cr). The family or type terms ferritic, martensitic, austenitic and duplex are introduced. The main property of stainless steels, their corrosion resistance, is outlined. The affect of chromium, nickel and molybdenum on corrosion resistance is mentioned. Other useful properties of stainless steels, such as their high (oxidation resistance) and low (cryogenic) temperature resistance and work hardening are also mentioned. Welding, brazing and soldering as joining methods are also described briefly. A short list of example grades, such as 1.4016 (430S17) 1.4512 (409S19) ferritics, 1.4028 (420S45) martensitic, 1.4362 1.4462 (2205) duplex, 1.4301 (304) 1.4307 (304S11) 1.4404 (316S31) 1.4541 (321S31) 1.4539 (904L) and 1.4547 (6% Mo) are also shown.
In EN 10088-2 and EN 10088-3 the chemical composition ranges are defined for the cast analysis. Any subsequent product analysis may deviate from these ranges by the amounts specified in this article