NeoNickel, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of speciality alloys, brings you the 321 stainless. The 321 is a Titanium stabilised grade metal that is commonly used in the 1000 – 1600°F temperature range that, when treated, can provide optimum resistance to inter-granular corrosion and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking.
High Oxidation Resistance
321 stainless can be readily welded using all the tried and tested welding techniques, including the submerged arc and, with a machinability rating of 45% relative to AISI B1112, is very similar to the 304 stainless steel in those respects. The many benefits of this outstanding stainless steel include its high oxidation resistance to 1600 degrees F, as well as its stability against any weld heat affected zones and the resistance to inter-granular corrosion and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking mentioned above.
Suitable for a Range of Applications
The qualities displayed by the 321 stainless steel have seen it develop into a highly functional material with many applications. These include it playing a large part in aircraft piston engine manifolds, expansion joints, thermal oxidisers, refinery equipment and high temperature chemical processing equipment. These are all areas that demand a material that can deal with whatever is thrown at it in extreme environments without deviation; the 321 stainless more than displays those characteristics.
At NeoNickel we specialise in providing alloys that stay strong and true under the heaviest of pressures. Our ability to provide materials that you can trust alongside a friendly, outgoing service has seen us gain a reputation as one of the most reliable companies in the industry.
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