An extremely strong precipitation hardened stainless steel
- Well suited for high strength applications
- Up to 4x stronger than 316 stainless steel
- Maintains its mechanical strength up to 600°F
- 17-4PH Chemistry & Specifications
- Threaded flange features and benefits
17-4 PH threaded flanges are made from a precipitation hardened stainless steel most known for its exceptional strength and its ability to maintain its mechanical properties to 600°F. Compared to 316 stainless steel, 17-4 PH threaded flanges yield strength is up over 4 times greater. When compared to Duplex 2205 threaded flanges, the yield strength of 17-4 PH can be up to 2-½ times greater.
17-4 threaded flanges are available in 8 different aged (precipitation hardened) conditions offering a variety of mechanical properties (see below).
17-4PH Specifications: UNS S17400, AISI 630, ASTM A564-630, AMS 5604 Sheet, Strip and Plate ASTM A 693 Plate
17-4PH threaded flanges have a tapered female thread to join the male threads of a pipe in order to create a tight seal. This type of flange is most ideal when post weld heat treatment is not possible in hazardous, flammable or explosive applications where welding is too dangerous. 17-4PH threaded flanges are also convenient in pilot processes whose configuration is often changed.
Threaded Flange Advangtages
- The main benefit is that that threaded seal eliminates the need for welding.
- As they do not require welding they save time and money to install.
- Allow for connections to be made in dangerous, explosive applications where welding is not possible.
- Useful connection in materials that are difficult to create a successful and strong weld.
- Ideal for connecting small diameter pipes.
- Systems could be easily reconfigured.
Threaded Flange Disadvantages
- They are not suitable where high temperatures, frequent cyclic conditions or bending stresses are likely in applications.