Alloy 20

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Alloy 20 is an austenitic stainless steel developed for applications involving sulfuric acid. Its corrosion resistance also finds other uses in the chemical, petrochemical, power generation, and plastics industries. Alloy 20 resists pitting and chloride ion corrosion, better than 304 stainless steel and on par with 316L stainless steel. Its copper content protects it from sulfuric acid. Alloy 20 is often chosen to solve stress corrosion cracking problems, which may occur with 316L stainless. Alloy of the same name with the designation "Cb-3" indicates columbium stabilized.[1][2][3][4]. Alloy 20 can be used for sigma mixer blade for high corrosion resistant to sulfuric acid.


Other names[edit]

  • UNS N08020
  • DIN 2.4660
  • CN7M
  • Carpenter 20 CB-3TM
  • AL 20TM
  • Carlson Alloy C20TM
  • Nickelvac 23TM
  • Nicrofer 3620 NbTM, also known as VDM® Alloy 20[4]


  • ASTM B729, B464, B366, B463, B473, B462
  • ASME SB729, SB464, SB366, SB473, SB462
  • ANSI / ASTM A555-79
  • EN 2.4660[5]
  • UNS N08020[5]
  • Werkstoff 2.4660[5]
  • Castings are designated CN7M


  1. ^ "Alloy 20 Datasheet" (PDF). Corrosion Materials.
  2. ^ "Alloy 20 Datasheet" (PDF). Special Metals.
  3. ^ "Alloy 20 Datasheet" (PDF). ATI Metals.
  4. ^ a b "Alloy 20 Material Data Sheet" (PDF). VDM Metals.
  5. ^ a b c "Alloy 20". Rolled Alloys. Retrieved 8 June 2018.