Types 309 and 309S are austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steels that provide excellent corrosion resistance and heat resistance plus good strength at room and elevated temperatures. Type 309S is identical to Type 309 except for a lower carbon content that minimizes carbide precipitation and improves weldability. Typical uses include furnace parts, heating elements, aircraft and jet engine parts, heat exchangers, carburizing-annealing boxes, sulfite liquor handling equipment, kiln liners, boiler baffles, refinery and chemical processing equipment, and auto exhaust parts. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on high temperature performance and corrosion resistance as well as forming, heat treating, machining, and joining. Filing Code: SS-853. Producer or source: AK Steel Inc.