Martensitic stainless steels are:

  • Resistant to atmospheric corrosion
  • Resistant to mild organic media in mild service
  • Hardenable through heat treatment

In addition, these steels:

  • Have good impact resistance
  • Offer improved elevated temperature strength properties
  • Have improved seawater corrosion resistance with additions of molybdenum

Martensitic stainless steels are commonly used for:

  • Pumps, compressors
  • Valves
  • Hydraulic turbines
  • Propellers
  • Machinery components