S32550, marketed by Columbia Metals as AMAZON 256, is an exceptional stainless steel designed for high strength use with good resistance to chemical corrosion and attack from seawater. It has a finely tuned, well-balanced chemical composition and a tightly controlled production procedure all of which ensure an optimisation of mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and workability.
The alloy has an equal balance of austenite and ferrite in the duplex microstructure that ensures mechanical properties at least 40% higher than those of 316 stainless steel as well as superior toughness and ductility to ferritic stainless steels.
S32550 is also designed with a composition formulated to guarantee a PREN (%Cr + 3.3times%Mo + 16times%N) of greater than 40.0 and ensures a critical pitting temperature above 40ºC, a critical crevice corrosion temperature of greater than 30ºC and a very high corrosion resistance in seawater as well as in sulphuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid and a large number of organic acids.
Related Specifications of S32550
- ASTM A240
- ASTM A479
Nominal Composition of S32550
Fe rem, Cr 26.0%, Ni 6.0%, Mo 3.5%, Cu 2.0% N 0.2%
Mechanical Properties of S32550
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Key Features of S32550
- Very good mechanical properties
- Excellent resistance to fatigue and corrosion fatigue
- Excellent general corrosion resistance
- High resistance to erosion and abrasion in flowing systems
- Good machinability and weldability
Applications of S32550
Offshore & marine | Offshore platforms, components for gas, oil and process cooling plants; instrumentation, wellhead and subsea wellhead fittings; desalination plants, seawater cooled heat exchangers, cargo heating systems, marine shafts (for boats etc) and high strength fasteners
Chemical processing | Equipment handling organic or dilute sulphuric acid, process solutions contaminated with chlorides, refinery equipment, desulphurising and distillation units; sewage plant components, fire extinguishing systems, general processing; mixing plant and high strength fasteners
Other | Nuclear waste casks, medical instruments, paper mill equipment and chemical process plants; mechanical components including springs, screws, bolts, gears, bushes and wear rings
Columbia Metals – a leading supplier of S32550
With decades of experience and a huge range of stock, Columbia Metals is an industry leader in the supply of S32550 and other high quality specialist engineering alloys.
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