Our Duplex 329 Round Bars was one of the earliest duplex steel which is reflected in its higher permitted carbon content. Its resistance to pitting (PREN about 32) and to crevice corrosion is below that of super duplex steels, therefore use in seawater is limited. Exposure to moderate and high temperature and less rapid cooling may cause embrittlement. Accordingly, design stress values in ASME II do not extend above 260°C for S32900. Impact values are high at room temperature. However, the proportion and orientation of ferrite in welds and base material may significantly affect toughness at subzero temperatures.