15-5 ph stainless steel rod

15-5 PH Stainless Steel Rod

Product Description

15-5 PH Stainless Steel Rod


15-5 PH stainless steel rod is a variant of the older 17-4 chromium-nickel-copper precipitation hardening stainless steel. Both alloys exhibit high strength and moderate corrosion resistance. High strength is maintained to approximately 600 degrees F. The 15-5 alloy was designed to have greater toughness than 17-4. This improved toughness is achieved by reduced delta ferrite content and control of inclusion size and shape.

Applications of 15-5 PH Stainless Steel Rod:

•Aircraft components
•High pressure corrosive fabricated parts such as valves
•Fittings and gears

Typical Chemical Requirements

 15-5 PH Stainless Steel Rod Condition A (annealed)
 Minimum Properties
 Ultimate Tensile Strength, psi  161,000
 Yield Strength, psi  140,000
 Elongation  7.6%
 Rockwell Hardness  C35
 Iron (Fe)  71.91 – 79.85%
 Carbon (C)  0.07% max
 Chrome (Cr)  14 – 15.5%
 Manganese (Mn)  1% max
 Niobium (Nb) + Tantalum (Ta)  0.15 – 0.45% max
 Nickel (Ni)  3.5 – 5.5%
 Phosphorus (P)  0.04% max
 Sulphur (S)  0.03% min
 Silicon (Si) 1% max