What are the correct standards for stainless steel?
The most common current European standards for stainless steel are:
These standards have replaced the old national standards and users are encouraged to use them. However, it is clear that the old standards are still used, not least because many existing drawings and company specifications refer to them. Therefore, it is still possible to come across standards such as:
BS 1449 and BS1501 for flat products
BS 970 for long products
The US standards such as ASTM and ASME are very important and will never be replaced. Common standards are:
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