One of the main reasons why UNS S31254 is considered to be a superior stainless steel grade amongst other austenitic alloys is its corrosion resistance properties. The increased corrosion resistance properties of this alloy are due to the addition of nitrogen and molybdenum in its alloy.
When nitrogen is added to any austenitic alloy, the yield strength, as well as resistance to pitting, is improved. For instance, this molybdenum-based 254 SMO Weld neck Forged Fittings has a high resistance to pitting, which is confirmed due to its high PREN value.
Insights to SMO 254
SMO 254 is an austenitic stainless steel alloy that has broad applicability in several sectors. Mainly, it is designed to match the requirement of seawater and other chloride-containing solutions. SMO 254 is a material that holds several features and characteristics and hence gained massive popularity in the market. The material consists of carbon, silicon, phosphorous, silicon, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, nitrogen, and copper.
Properties of SMO 254
SMO 254 is austenitic stainless steel shows good resistance against crevice and pitting corrosion. Additionally, they can resist general corrosion and stress corrosion, and cracking events. The high material strength of SMO 254 makes them better compared to other conventional austenitic stainless steels. Additionally, the material grade offers good welding capacity.
Applicability of SMO 254 grade
SMO 254 is suitable for various applications that include seawater colling water pipes, ballast water systems, firefighting systems, etc. Hydraulic instrumentation and tubing require SMO 254 products. SMO 254 material works well in bleaching plants and gas cleaning systems. Tanks and piping systems are carrying chemical uses SMO 254.
Get to know about Forged Fittings
SMO 254 Forge fittings offer leakage-free connections and are suitable for power and instrumentation applications. Besides, these are the products available in high-quality standards and varied sizes and configurations. These tube fittings are useful in various instrumentations, process control units, and chemical plants. Also, SMO 254 tube fittings work well in power generation plants, pulp industry, and petroleum plants. Additionally, 254 SMO fittings are useful in special applications requiring high pressure carrying capacity.
Features of SMO 254 Forged fittings
These are the products that work well in halide solutions and the presence of chloride and bromide ions. The SMO 254 grade shows the effect of local corrosion due to pitting, crevice, and stress. SMO 254 is a material with a low carbon element. Such low carbon holds less risk of carbide precipitation during heat application during welding activity.