AVESTA 2205 is a ferritic-austenitic duplex stainless steel. It resists stress-corrosion cracking very well and has good pitting and general corrosion resistance. Its high strength and stress-corrosion resisting characteristics are a reflection of its duplex microstructure. Its uses include heat exchangers, desalination plants, and pressure vessels that need good resistance to corrosion. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, microstructure, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties. It also includes information on high temperature performance and corrosion resistance as well as forming, heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: SS-472. Producer or source: Avesta Sheffield Inc. Originally published July 1986, revised March 1993.