Stainless Steel - Grade 310
Fe, <0.25% C, 24-26% Cr, 19-22% Ni, <2% Mn, <1.5% Si, <0.45% P, <0.3% S
Grade 310, combining excellent high temperature properties with good ductility and weldability, is designed for high temperature service. It resists oxidation in continuous service at temperatures up to 1150°C provided reducing sulphur gases are not present. It is also used for intermittent service at temperatures up to 1040°C.
Grade 310S (UNS S31008) is used when the application environment involves moist corrodents in a temperature range lower than that which is normally considered "high temperature" service. The lower carbon content of 310S does reduce its high temperature strength compared to 310.
Like other austenitic grades these have excellent toughness, although other grades are normally used in this environment.
Grade 310L (and proprietary versions of this grade), is a 0.03% maximum carbon version of 310, sometimes used for very specific corrosive environments, such as urea production.