Hot Rolled, Annealed and Pickled
A.S.T.M. A240/A480 ASME SA-240
Unit of Measure



N/A Type 317L Stainless Steel


N/A Plates


N/A 1/4 inches


N/A 0.25 inches6.3500 mm


N/A 48 x 144 inches


N/A 48 inches


N/A 144 inches

Weight per Plate

N/A 536 lbs243.1255264 kg


N/A No. 2B


N/A Hot Rolled Annealed Pickled

Nominal Composition

N/A 0.08% Max. Carbon 1.00% Max. Silicon 11.00 to 15.00% Nickel 18.00 to 20.00% Chrominum 2.0 to 3.0% Molybdenum 2.00% Max. Manganese

ASTM Specification

N/A ASME SA-240 ASTM A240 ASTM A480 UNS S31703

Typical Mechanical Properties

Steel Alloy Group

N/A Austenitic

Magnetic Properties

N/A Non-Magnetic

Harden By

N/A Cold Work

Corrosion Resistance

N/A High


N/A Low to Med.


N/A Low to Med.


N/A High


N/A High

Elec. Conductance

N/A Low

Thermal Conductance

N/A Low

Thermal Expansion

N/A High

Heat Resistance (Scaling Strength)

N/A High/High

Comparative Characteristics and Applications


N/A 0.29 lbs/in³

Modulus of Elasticity in Tension

N/A 28.0 x 106 lbs/in²

Specific Heat (32 to 212°F)

N/A 0.12 BTU/ºF/lbs

Thermal Conductivity at 212°F

N/A 9.4 BTU/hr.ft²/ft/ºF

Thermal Conductivity at 932°F

N/A 12.4 BTU/hr.ft²/ft/ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 212°F)

N/A 8.9 x 10-6 ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 600°F)

N/A 9.0 x 10-6 ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 1000°F)

N/A 9.7 x 10-6 ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 1200°F)

N/A 10.3 x 10-6 ºF

Melting Point Range

N/A 2500 to 2550 ºF

Electrical Resistivity

N/A 74 µΩ.cm

Max. Operating Temp. (Continuous Service)

N/A 1700 ºF

Max. Operating Temp. (Intermittent Service)

N/A 1600 ºF

Welding Properties

N/A Very Good-Tough Welds

Drawing and Stamping

N/A Good

Hot Working - Initial Forging

N/A 2100 to 2300 ºF

Annealing Temp.

N/A 1850 to 2050 ºF

Stress Relieving Temp.

N/A 400 to 750 ºF



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