SSAB Weathering 960
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With its corrosion resistant properties, SSAB Weathering 960 minimizes the need for maintenance and corrosion-prevention treatment, contributing significantly to low maintenance costs throughout the product life cycle.
SSAB Weathering 960 allows for good paint adhesion. The intervals for repainting can be greatly extended compared to plain carbon steel since, if a damage to the paint layer occurs, SSAB Weathering steels have the ability to form a patina layer that minimize corrosion creepage under the paint and inhibits the formation of porous expanding rust.
In addition to low maintenance costs, the reduced need for corrosion prevention means less use of paint and solvents, making SSAB Weathering 960 an environmentally friendly choice of steel.
In manufacturing, the steel contributes to excellent productivity thanks to its good formability, toughness and weldability.
The high-strength of the steel in combination with these properties makes it easier to build lighter and stronger products with increased payload for lower fuel consumption. Typical applications are containers, railway wagons and many others.
SSAB Weathering 960 is available in thickness 3.00-6.00 mm and width up to 1860 mm as coil, slit coil and as cut to length in length up to 12.3 m, with cut or mill edge.
||Yield strength ReH
|Tensile strength Rm
|Elongation A80 1)
|Elongation A5 2)
|Min. inner bending radius for a 90° bend
Test direction L = Longitudinal direction.
1) A80 value applies for thicknesses < 3.00 mm.
2) A5 value applies for thicknesses ≥ 3.00 mm.
|Min. impact energy for longitudinal testing,
Charpy V 10x10 mm test specimens
SSAB Weathering is delivered with SSAB Weathering tolerances. Narrower tolerances are available upon request.
Thickness tolerances correspond to ⅔ of EN 10051 as default value.
Width and length tolerances according to SSAB standard which offer narrower tolerances compared to EN 10051.
For coil and sheet with mill edge, the width tolerances are corresponding to -0/+20 mm.
For coil and sheet with cut edge, the width tolerances are corresponding to -0/+2 mm.
Length tolerances only apply for cut to length sheets.
Shape tolerances according to EN 10051.
Flatness tolerances guarantee a maximum flatness deviation of 3 mm/m in addition to the EN 10051 flatness requirements.
Flatness guarantees only apply for cut to length sheets.
Hot rolled strip products: According to EN 10163-2 Class A, Subclass 3.
SSAB Weathering 960 is available with as rolled or pickled surface with mill or cut edge.
SSAB Weathering 960 is not suited for applications requiring hot working or heat treatments at temperatures above 400°C, since the material then may lose its guaranteed properties.
The weldability of SSAB Weathering 960 is good. The requirements of the mechanical properties over the weld depends on the application and further information regarding optimal values can be given by SSAB's technical customer support.To obtain the same corrosion resistance in the weld as in the base metal, special filler metals should be used.
Painting of SSAB weather resistant steel is easy and will result in good paint adhesion. This can further increase the maintenance interval of the component.
In order to ensure the uniform colour of the patina, all impurities must be cleaned from the steel surface. Organic impurities such as oil or protective greases must be removed by washing with suitable solvent. Surface oxidation, oxides or rust can be removed by either shot-blasting or pickling. This will also accelerate the patina formation process. Shot-blasting is not recommended for thicknesses below 4 mm. The surface of a clean weathering steel surface can be pre-patinated by allowing the surface to get wet and dry in repeated intervals.
For information concerning fabrication, see SSAB´s brochures on www.ssab.com or consult Tech Support.
Appropriate health and safety precautions must be taken when bending, welding, cutting, grinding or otherwise working on the products.