ASTM A194 Grade 2H heavy hex nuts are intended for use in flange bolting applications, as well as structural applications and with other high strength bolting. ASTM A194 covers carbon steel, alloy steel, and stainless steel nuts for bolts in high pressure or high temperature service. They are a common high strength nut used with many different bolting grades, including A193 Grade B7 studs. Dimensional specifications are governed by ASME B18.2.2. Heavy hex nuts provide increased bearing surface area over finished nuts such as J995 Grade 5 nuts. Available in plated finish. Plating sacrifices itself, corroding before the base material, offering added corrosion resistance.