Good high temperature oxidation resistance to 2000°F

Designed for high temperature applications, 310 stainless steel hex bolts provide high temperature oxidation resistance to 2000°F under mild cyclic conditions. An economic alternative to nickel alloys like alloy 330 or Inconel, 310 bolts provide slightly less strength and temperature resistance – but at a significantly lower price point.  Alloy 310 can be used in moderately caburizing, moderately oxidizing, nitriding, cementing and thermal cycling applications when not used at the maximum service temperature. 310SS hex head bolts also have good resistance to sulfidation and other forms of hot corrosion.  Although primarily known for its high temperature properties, 310 stainless steel also provides excellent performance at cryogenic temperatures, with toughness down to -450˚F. Though 310 hex head bolts are ideal for high temperature use, they should not be exposed to the severe thermal shock of repeated liquid quenching or where aqueous corrosive contaminants are present.

Benefits

  • High temperature resistance.
  • Excellent resistance to oxidation under mildly cyclic conditions.
  • Good resistance to sulfidation and atmospheres where sulfur dioxide gas is encountered at elevated temperatures.
  • Good resistance to thermal fatigue.
  • Excellent toughness to cryogenic temperatures of -450°F.
  • Low magnetic permeability.
  • Good ductility and weldability.

Applications

  • Thermal processing and high temperature furnaces rely on 310 bolts for their high temperature and oxidation resistance in minor cyclic conditions.
  • 310SS hex head bolts are commonly used in the petrochemical industry for their ability to provide resistance to moderately carburizing atmospheres.
  • The high temperature properties of 310 hex bolts make them ideal for ore processing, steel plants, power generation, and sintering.
  • Cryogenic structures often use 310 stainless steel hex head bolts for their strength at -450°F and low magnetic permeability.

310 Stainless Steel Properties
Tensile Strength (ksi)  70
Yield Strength (ksi) 30
Rockwell B Hardness 95
Density (lb/in3) 0.285
Electrical Resistivity (Microhm-in at 68°C) 30.7
Modulus of Elasticity (x 106 psi) 28.5
Thermal Conductivity at 212°F (BTU/hr/ft2/ft/°F) 8.0

 

Resources: Flange DimensionsFlange Bolting Chart

Alloy 310 Bolt TypesHex Bolts, Shoulder Bolts


310 Stainless Steel Chemistry & Specifications

310SS Specifications: AMS 5521, AMS 5651, ASME SA 240, ASME SA 312, ASME SA 479, ASTM A 240, ASTM A 276, ASTM A 276 Condition A, ASTM A 276 Condition S, ASTM A 312, ASTM A 479, EN 10095, UNS S31008, UNS S31009, Werkstoff 1.4845

310 Chemical Compositon


310SS Hex Head Bolt Features and Benefits

It is important to differentiate between a Incoloy hex head bolt and hex head cap screw. Often people assume they are the same, but they are actually very different fasteners in terms of how they are manufactured, as well as from an application perspectiv. Regardless of your choice, 310 hex heads offer strong, stable joints because of their large head service. 

The Hex Comparison

Hex Head Cap Screw
  • Hex bolts have a flat end and lack the washer face under the head.
  • Appropriate for when mechanical properties are more important than dimensional tolerances.
  • Features flat washer facing under the bolt head.
  • Also called a finished hex bolt. 
  • Has tighter tolerances on the body dimensions. 
  • Best used for precise applications where tight tolerances on the body dimensions are required. 

 

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