Stainless Steel 253MA Flanges are an iron, chromium, and nickel alloy. It is fabricated with a high creep strength, making it highly resistant to oxidation at elevated temperatures up to 870°C (1600°F). This form of stainless steel also displays excellent properties such as toughness, ductility, weldability and formability, making it ideal for use in many industries such as petrochemical, aerospace and power generation. Its composition includes 17-19% chromium for enhanced corrosion resistance and 3-5% nickel for improved strength and stability.
Stainless Steel 253MA Flanges are used for many applications due to their excellent corrosion and heat resistance. They can be found in pressure vessels, chemical plants, hydraulic pumps, turbine components, petrochemical industry and offshore drilling rigs. Their thermal stability makes them suitable for elevated temperature service with superior creep strength properties. Furthermore, they exhibit excellent weldability characteristics, allowing them to be joined by conventional welding procedures such as gas metal arc welding or shielded metal arc welding.