310S VS 309S stainless steel tubing for high temperature application

310S stainless steel is austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel, which has good oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance. The high percentage of chromium and nickel content makes it have good creep strength, can work continuously at high temperatures, has good high-temperature resistance. High Ni (Ni), Cr (Cr) content makes it has good oxidation resistance, corrosion resistance, acid and alkali resistance, high-temperature resistance, used in the manufacture of electric furnace tubes, and other occasions. The strength of austenitic stainless steel increases with the increase of carbon content due to its solution strengthening effect. The austenitic stainless steel has high strength and creeps strength at high temperatures due to its face-centered cubic structure, which is based on chromium and nickel.

309S(23Cr-13Ni) stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance and strength, suitable for the working temperature of 1000℃ parts. It has excellent high-temperature acid resistance and high-temperature strength, also known as high alloy stainless steel, widely used in exhaust machines, heat treatment furnaces and heat exchangers, etc. 309S and 310S austenitic stainless steels are often used in high-temperature applications. Their high chromium and nickel content ensures good corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance, and they are slightly stronger at room temperature than austenitic 304 alloys.


The difference is the working temperature at which they are applied:

310S available temperature: 1000~1200℃, the highest working temperature of 1200℃, continuous use temperature of 1150℃. It is the mainstream steel of heat-resistant steel series;

309S usable temperature: 900~1000℃. The highest working temperature is 1050℃, in 650-700℃ can be used under a large load for a long time.


310S stainless steel pipe used for a large number of fluid pipelines, such as petroleum, natural gas, water, gas, steam, and bending, torsional strength of the same stainless steel compared to lightweight, so it is also widely used in the manufacture of mechanical parts and engineering structures and conventional weapons, barrels, shells.

Finally, the biggest difference between 309S and 310S stainless steel is their content of Ni and Cr, which ensures that they not fail due to fatigue, stress, or corrosion, as is often the case with other types of tubes. This is why the 309S and 310S SS seamless tubes are used in applications where high-temperature performance is required. So if you are looking for the ideal high-quality stainless steel tubes, it is always better to purchase them from stainless steel manufacturers that offer quality products at reasonable prices.