In the world of stainless steel alloys, where strength and corrosion resistance are paramount, one alloy stands out as a true marvel – Nitronic® 50 (XM-19, UNS S20910). This high-strength austenitic stainless steel offers a remarkable combination of properties, making it a versatile and indispensable material across various industries.

Nitronic 50 Properties

The Strength of Nitronic® 50

One of the standout features of Nitronic® 50 is its exceptional strength. In fact, it boasts nearly double the yield strength of standard stainless steel alloys like 304 and 316. This elevated strength makes Nitronic 50® an ideal choice for applications where structural integrity and durability are non-negotiable.

Unmatched Corrosion Resistance

While strength is crucial, an alloy’s resistance to corrosion is equally important, particularly in harsh and corrosive environments. Nitronic® 50 excels in this regard, offering better corrosion resistance than even 317L stainless steel. This remarkable resistance makes it a valuable asset in industries such as petroleum, chemical, marine, nuclear, pulp and paper, textile, and food processing, where exposure to corrosive elements is commonplace.

Maintaining Non-Magnetism

Nitronic® 50 maintains its non-magnetic properties even after undergoing severe cold working. This property is vital in applications where the avoidance of magnetic interference is critical, such as in sensitive electronic equipment and medical devices.

Extreme Temperature Performance

This stainless steel alloy doesn’t just excel at room temperature; it maintains its strength at high temperatures, making it an excellent choice for applications in high-temperature environments like the aerospace and automotive industries. Additionally, Nitronic® 50 remains resilient in sub-zero temperatures, ensuring reliable performance in cold climates and cryogenic applications.

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Applications Across Industries

  • Oil and Gas: In the petroleum industry, Nitronic® 50 is used in drilling equipment and pipelines due to its ability to withstand harsh conditions.
  • Aerospace: Nitronic® 50’s high strength and corrosion resistance make it a top choice for aerospace components subjected to extreme conditions.
  • Marine: In saltwater environments where corrosion is a constant threat, Nitronic® 50 is a preferred material for marine components.
  • Pulp and Paper: Its resistance to corrosive chemicals makes it invaluable in the pulp and paper industry for handling corrosive materials.
  • Medical: Its non-magnetic properties and biocompatibility make it ideal for medical instruments and equipment.

In Stock & Ready to Process or Ship

In stock and ready to process or ship, our stainless Nitronic® 50 bar is available in a variety of sizes to meet your specific requirements. If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to request a quote, please feel free to contact our sales team. Our knowledgeable experts are here to assist you and provide guidance on how Nitronic® 50 can enhance your project.


NITRONIC® is a registered trade name of Armco, Inc.