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Max Wall Temperature Stainless Steel

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#1 ChristianColombini

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 02:50 AM

Hi Guys,

 

i am struggling understanding which value of Tw (max wall temeprature) i should use for a stainless steel vessel (i'm considering two opportunities: SS304 and SS316) according API521 firecase safety valve sizing. Can you hekp me with this doubt?

Thank you in advance

Christian



#2 latexman

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 06:40 AM

A fire is a very rare event.  I would not let the fire sizing case determine a choice between 304 and 316 SS metallurgy.  If 304 SS meets your process needs, use it.



#3 breizh

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:58 AM

Hi,

A google search :

https://www.chemseal...tainless-steel/

 

Breizh 






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