An engineered high temperature resistant steel
- Excellent high temperature stability and strength
- Very oxidation and carburization resistant to 2100°F
- Good resistance to thermal shock and quenching
- Alloy 330 pan head screw features and benefits
Alloy 330 pan head screws are specifically designed for high temperature furnace applications such as vacuum furnaces, heat treating and brazing applications. The most prized trait of alloy 330 is its ability perform under cyclic conditions of temperature extremes from heating and cooling; as well as in alternate carburizing and oxidizing atmospheres. An austenitic, nickel-chromium-iron-silicon alloy, 330 pan head screws also offer industry a low coefficient of expansion, excellent ductility, and high strength.
Benefits & Corrosion Resistance
- Resistance to thermal shock from repeated quenching
- High level of resistance to oxidation and carburization
- Ability to handle thermal cycling
- Provides resistance to scale formation up to about 2000°F
- Good resistance to nitrogen-containing atmospheres where the oxygen content is low
- High nickel content of 34-37% provides high resistance to chloride stress corrosion cracking and embrittlement
Applications for Alloy 330 Pan Head Screws
- Alloy 330 screws are often used in furnaces, thermal processing and heat treating applications.
- Gas turbine components and boiler fixtures used in power generation often use Alloy 330 pan head screws.
- Because of its resistance to nitrogen rich environments, alloy 330 screws are used extensively for components handling cracked ammonia.
|Alloy 330 Properties|
|Tensile Strength (ksi)||80-85|
|Yield Strength (ksi)||30-43|
|Elongation in 2”||40-45|
|Rockwell B Hardness||70-85|
|Specific Heat (Btu/lb/°F (32°-212°F)||0.11|
|Modulus of Elasticity Tension||28.5|
Resources: Alloy 330 Torque Specs
Pan head screws are flat on top and rounded on the sides. Alloy 330 pan head screws are ideal for:
- Small diameter fasteners – especially when the fastener size needed is too small for a wrench.
- When phillips or slotted drivers are desired. For many high strength specialty alloys, only slotted drives are available.
- Low torque applications because the drivers don’t offer as much force as a wrench.
- Large diameter head provides more clamping area.
How Are They Different from Button Head Screws?
Alloy 330 pan head and button head screws have very similar profiles however, button head screws allow for a hex socket driver whereas pan head screws do not.