This European Standard lists the chemical composition of stainless steels, which are subdivided in accordance with their main properties into corrosion resisting steels, heat resisting steels and creep resisting steels and specified in the European Standards given in Table 1.
Reference data on some physical properties are given in Tables E.1 to E.8.
NOTE 1 A matrix that shows which steels are included in which standard is given in Annex B.
NOTE 2 Valve steels are specified in EN 10090.
NOTE 3 Steel castings are specified in various European Standards (see Bibliography).
NOTE 4 Tool steels are specified in EN ISO 4957.
NOTE 5 Welding consumables are specified in various European Standards (see Bibliography).