In this e-book you will learn more about grades of stainless steel that offer high strength in addition to corrosion resistance thus making them suitable for use in rotating machinery.
A primary feature of stainless steel is corrosion resistance and whilst this may vary in line with the composition of the grades that comprise this family of alloys, it is a benefit that drives their use. A second important property affecting the selection of stainless is their strength or in broader terms, their mechanical properties.

Aside from the metal’s properties there are other considerations that commonly arise when selecting materials and these may include ease of fabrication,total cost and availability.One application area where both strength and corrosion resistance may be equally important is rotating machines – pumps,agitators, fan impellers, propeller shafts,centrifuges and valve spindles.