Applications and Benefits of Stainless Steel 310 Pipes

Grade 310, for high temperature applications such as furnace parts and heat treatment equipment, is a medium carbon austenitic stainless steel. It is used in continuous operation at temperatures of up to 1150 degrees C, and in sporadic service at 1035 degrees C.

Applications of Grade 310/310S Stainless Steel

Typical Grade 310/310S applications are used in fluidized bed combustors, kilns, radiant tubes, petroleum refining tube hangers and steam boilers, internal components of coal gasifiers, lead pots, thermowells, refractory anchor bolts, burners and combustion chambers, retorts, muffles, annealing covers, saggers, food processing devices, cryogenic structures.

Stainless steel sheets and plates have many advantages that fulfil the specifications of the application and exceed them. The primary benefit of these SS sheets and plates is the high resistance that enables them to be used in rigorous environments. The bright and easily maintained surface of SS sheets and plates makes these sheets and plates attractive and challenging items. Several tests are conducted to verify the strength of 310 sheets of stainless steel.

What are the properties of Grade 310 Stainless Steel pipes?

These grades include 25% chromium and 20% nickel, rendering them particularly resistant to corrosion and oxidation. As contained in petrochemical settings, they are commonly used in moderately carburizing atmospheres.

Other heat resistant alloys should be chosen for more extreme carburizing conditions. The grade is also used in cryogenic applications due to its hardness and low magnetic permeability.

These grades cannot be hardened by heat treatment, in common with other austenitic stainless steels. Cold work will harden them, but this is rarely done.

What are the forms of Grade 310 Stainless Steel pipes?

The different forms of SS 310 pipes are such as sheet and strip, plate, bar and rod, seamless tube and pipe, welded tube and pipe, forging and forging billets, tube and pipe fittings, wire. Grade 310/310S Corrosion Resistance is usually not used for corrosive liquid operation, although the high content of chromium and nickel gives grade 304 superior corrosion resistance.

In corrosive liquids containing chlorides, chloride stress corrosion cracking can take place at temperatures exceeding 100 degrees C.