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Material Comparison Chart

Material AISI No. Equivalents Hardness HRc Corrosion Resistance
Air Water Food Liquor Dilute Acids Acids Alkali
Industrial Atmosphere Salt Air Wet Steam Domestic Water Sea Water Food Products Fruit and Veg Juices Dairy Products Hot Sulphite Dye HCL H2SO4 HNO3 Phosphoric H2SO4 HNO3 Phosphoric Ammonia Alkaline Salts
Low Carbon AISI 1010-16 Wks 1.0010 ASTM A29 EN32 60 min 3 T 4 4 T T T T T T T T T T * T T* 2 3
High Carbon AISI 1065-85 Wks 1.0616 C85 EN8-9 60 min 3 T 4 4 T T T T T T T T T T * T T 2 3
High Carbon Chrome Alloy AISI 52100 Wks 1.3505 100 CR6 EN31 60/67 3 T 4 4 T T T T T T T T T T T 1 T 3 2
Stainless Steel AISI 440C Wks 1.4125 X105 CR M017 57/60 2 3 2 2 T 2 2 3 T 4 T T T T T T T 2 3
Stainless Steel AISI 420 Wks 1.3541 X45 CR13 EN56D 52/55 2 4 1 1 T 3 3 2 T 3 T T T T T T T 2 3
Stainless Steel AISI 302/304 Wks 1.4301 X5 CR NI 1810 EN58E 25/39 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Stainless Steel AISI 316 Wks 1.4401 Z2 CND17.12 EN518J 25/39 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 T 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
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Numbers indicate order of preference
1 = Excellent V = Varies
2= Good T = Will not withstand conditions
3 = Fair * = Satisfactory only over 75% concentration
4 = Poor
Material AISI No. Equivalents Hardness HRc Corrosion Resistance
Air Water Food Liquor Dilute Acids Acids Alkali
Industrial Atmosphere Salt Air Wet Steam Domestic Water Sea Water Food Products Fruit and Veg Juices Dairy Products Hot Sulphite Dye HCL H2SO4 HNO3 Phosphoric H2SO4 HNO3 Phosphoric Ammonia Alkaline Salts
Low Carbon AISI 1010-16 Wks 1.0010 ASTM A29 EN32 60 min 3 T 4 4 T T T T T T T T T T * T T* 2 3
High Carbon AISI 1065-85 Wks 1.0616 C85 EN8-9 60 min 3 T 4 4 T T T T T T T T T T * T T 2 3
High Carbon Chrome Alloy AISI 52100 Wks 1.3505 100 CR6 EN31 60/67 3 T 4 4 T T T T T T T T T T T 1 T 3 2
Stainless Steel AISI 440C Wks 1.4125 X105 CR M017 57/60 2 3 2 2 T 2 2 3 T 4 T T T T T T T 2 3
Stainless Steel AISI 420 Wks 1.3541 X45 CR13 EN56D 52/55 2 4 1 1 T 3 3 2 T 3 T T T T T T T 2 3
Stainless Steel AISI 302/304 Wks 1.4301 X5 CR NI 1810 EN58E 25/39 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Stainless Steel AISI 316 Wks 1.4401 Z2 CND17.12 EN518J 25/39 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 T 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2

Numbers indicate order of preference
1 = Excellent V = Varies
2= Good T = Will not withstand conditions
3 = Fair * = Satisfactory only over 75% concentration
4 = Poor
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