Stainless Steel - Grade 302B (UNS S30215)

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Chemical Composition
Mechanical Properties
Other Designations


Grade 302B is a standard specification for chromium and chromium-nickel stainless steel sheet, plate, and strip used mainly for pressure vessels and also for some general applications. It has the same corrosion resistance as grade 304 and a slightly higher strength due to the additional carbon content.

The following datasheet provides an overview of grade 302B stainless steel.

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of grade 302B stainless steel is outlined in the following table.

Element Content (%)
Iron, fe Balance
Chromium, Cr 17-19
Nickel, Ni 8-10
Silicon, Si 2-3
Manganese, Mn 2
Carbon, C 0.15
Nitrogen, N 0.1
Phosphorous, P 0.045
Sulfur, S 0.03

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of grade 302B (annealed sheet) stainless steel are displayed in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 655 MPa 95000 psi
Yield strength (@strain 0.200%) 275 MPa 39900 psi
Elastic modulus 195 GPa 28300 ksi
Izod impact (when annealed) 108 J 79.7 ft-lb
Elongation at break (in 50 mm) 55% 55%
Hardness, Brinell (converted from Rockwell B hardness) 147 147
Hardness, Knoop (converted from Rockwell B hardness) 164 164
Hardness, Rockwell B 85 85
Hardness, Vickers (converted from Rockwell B hardness) 169 169

Other Designations

Equivalent materials to grade 302B stainless steel are given below:

  • ASTM A167
  • ASTM A276
  • ASTM A473


The following are the applications of grade 302B stainless steel:

  • Home appliances
  • Automobile trim
  • Hospital equipment
  • Car and radar antennas
  • Bottling machinery
  • Dairy processing equipment
  • Spring clips, washers and retainers

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