At Kloeckner we are excited to announce that we are now stocking a range of Outokumpu Duplex Stainless Steel DX 2205!
DX 2205 is the most popular Duplex product on the market, read on to find out more…
With a microstructure comprised of 50% ferritic and 50% austenitic phases, Duplex DX 2205 Stainless Steel is a strong and durable material which has been used in a multitude of ways across multiple industries. The strength of Duplex steel such as DX 2205 can really be appreciated when compared to austenitic counterparts. In comparison to purely austenitic stainless steels such as 304L and 316L, DX 2205 is around twice as strong across the same volume of material.
Due to the material’s raw strength, a structure constituted of Duplex Stainless Steel can require comparatively less material than one using S355 Carbon Steel, making it a much more structurally efficient material. The benefits become more evident over time due to Duplex Stainless Steel far outpacing Carbon Steel materials in terms of corrosion resistance. The efficiency of Duplex Stainless Steel is highlighted further when welding is taken into account. The product has good weldability, and since less material needs to be used in structures, welding and construction times are inevitably shorter.
Duplex Stainless Steel has seen significant application in structural engineering in projects such as walkways and rail and footbridges, most notably in the construction of the Helix Bridge in Singapore.
Duplex Stainless Steel has also been utilised across a number of industries, including for flanges, valves, tubes and pipes within the oil and gas industries and is the ideal material for storage tanks in the chemical industry. Furthermore, it is also a desirable solution when designing street furniture and a very popular choice for public art & sculptures.
EN, ASTM, NORSOK and NACE certified, quality is always guaranteed when purchasing DX 2205 from Kloeckner. Better yet, as well as being a strong, resilient and cost-efficient material of the highest quality, DX 2205 is 100% recyclable.