The yield strength of duplex stainless steels is double that of the 316 and 304 austenitic alloy grades. Compared to 304 and 316, this alloy has general corrosion resistance in the majority of environments. It has great localized corrosion resistance, such as pitting, intergranular and crevice corrosion. The pitting resistance equivalent for this alloy is 26, which is a bit higher than 316 stainless steel. However, the pitting and crevice corrosion resistance sits between that of 316 and 304 alloys. It can be used in chloride environments without the risk of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) when in temperatures up to 212 degrees F. It can also be used in environments that would typically lead to premature failure for austenitic steel grades.