You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.

    If you are an ASTM Compass Subscriber and this document is part of your subscription, you can access it for free at ASTM Compass

    Residual Elements in Austenitic Stainless Steels—The Melt Shop Viewpoint

    Published: 01 January 1967

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (356K) 9 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (3.7M) 143 $55   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    Economics leads to the use of certain raw materials and melting practices in the production of the austenitic stainless steels, thereby establishing an acceptable “normal” level of residuals. This paper classifies the numerous residual elements which have been encountered in these steels, giving some concept of their characteristics as far as melting operations are concerned. These elements get into the steel from such sources as refractories, furnace contamination, home and purchased scrap, alloying materials, and fluxes. Many are influenced by the melting practice. To deviate from current raw material sources and melting practices in order to accommodate a more restrictive requirement with respect to certain residual elements can be very costly. Modern vacuum treating units may be helpful in controlling some of the residual elements.


    residual elements, austenitic stainless steels, stainless steels, electric arc furnace, melting, scrap, contamination, raw materials, metal scrap, refractories

    Author Information:

    Goller, G. N.
    Manager, Armco Steel Corp., Baltimore, Md.

    Committee/Subcommittee: A01.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48436S