Austenitic stainless steel grades for high-temperature applications

By Srikumar Chakraborty, ex Sr. Executive, ASP/SAIl, Member of Freelance Consulting Team; and Abhijit Niyogy, ex DGM I/C, RCL, ASP, Former Consultant, MN Dastor CO, India

Austenitic stainless steel grades for high-temperature applicationsStainless steel grade 310 is the most popular heat and creep resistant steel used in super-heater tubing. The grade is popular for heat exchanger applications due to its corrosion and heat resistance, design flexibility for fabrication, and suitability for a wide range of pressures and temperatures.