Sandvik 1C356 (Tube and pipe, seamless)
Datasheet updated 2013-04-19 15:45:11 (supersedes all previous editions)
Sandvik 1C356 is a ferritic, heat resisting, chromium steel, characterized by:
- Very good resistance to reducing sulphurous gases
- Good resistance to oxidation in air
- Good resistance to oxidizing salts
The grade can be used at temperatures up to 1000°C (1830°F). However, allowance should be made for the low creep strength at the highest temperatures in order to avoid distortion due to the inherent mass of the steel.
- EN number 1.4742**
- W.Nr. 1.4742*
- DIN X10CrAl18*
- SEW 470
- EN 10095**
* Obsolete. Replaced by EN.
** Heat resisting steels and nickel alloys. Technical delivery conditions for sheet/plate, strip, bars, rods and sections.
Chemical composition (nominal) %
Forms of supply
Seamless tube and pipe in Sandvik 1C356 is supplied in dimensions up to 120 mm (4.72 in.) outside diameter in the annealed condition, but are also available white-pickled after annealing.
|Proof strength||Tensile strength||Elong.||Hardness|
1 MPa = 1 N/mm2
|Proof strength||Tensile strength||Elong.||Hardness|
1) Rp0.2 and Rp1.0 correspond to 0.2% offset and 1.0% offset yield strength, respectively.
2) Based on L0 = 5.65 √S0, where L0 is the original gauge length and S0 the original cross-section area.
3) Hot finished products do not generally fulfill the min Rm requirement (500 MPa, 73 ksi) according to SEW 470.
Creep strength (approx. values)
|Temperature||Creep rupture strength, MPa|
|oC||10 000 h||100 000 h|
|Temperature,||Creep rupture strength, ksi|
|oF||10 000 h||100 000 h|
Since Sandvik 1C356 has very large creep-rupture elongation, often more than 100%, and little resistance to creep, it is necessary to allow for considerable creep deformation long before rupture occurs. At normal service temperatures, i.e. over 700°C (1290°F), even the mass of the tubes can cause stresses leading to extensive deformations.
Careful attention must, therefore, be given to the way in which the tubes are supported. Sandvik 1C356, in common with other ferritic chromium steels, is less tough than austenitic stainless steels in the as-delivered condition.
Density: 7.7 g/cm3, 0.28 lb/in3
|Temperature, °C||W/m °C||Temperature, °F||Btu/ft h °F|
|Temperature, °C||J/kg °C||Temperature, °F||Btu/lb °F|
|Temperature, °C||Per °C||Temperature, °F||Per °F|
1) Mean values in temperature ranges x10-6
|Temperature, °C||MPa||Temperature, °F||ksi|
1) x 103
|Temperature, °C||μΩm||Temperature, °F||μΩin.|
Sandvik 1C356 is highly resistant to oxidation, both at constant and at cyclically varying temperatures. The service temperature in air should not exceed about 1000°C (1830°F).
Isothermal oxidation at 1000°C (1830°F) results in a metal loss of about 10µm/1000h.
Hot corrosion / sulphidation
Owing to its combined aluminium, silicon and chromium content and the absence of nickel, Sandvik 1C356 has very good resistance in sulphidising gases and salts.
Temperatures of about 400–550°C (750–1020°F) should be avoided for even short periods of time, whether the steel is in service or merely being held at that temperature, since severe embrittlement, known as 475 deg. embrittlement, can take place. This is noticeable after the tubes have cooled to room temperature. However, the steel can be restored to its original condition by short term heating at a temperature above 600°C (1110°F).
Embrittlement can also occur as a result of sigma phase formation after prolonged service at 550-750°C (1020-1380°F), but it is less pronunced compared with 24–27 % chromium steels such as ASTM TP 446-1 (EN no. 1.4749), and high chromium-aluminium steels, such as EN no. 1.4762. The sigma phase can be redissolved after heat treatment above 900°C (1650°F).
Tubes are delivered in the heat treated condition. If another heat treatment is needed after further processing, the following is recommended:
800–850°C (1470–1560°F) 10-30 minutes, rapid cooling in air.
800–860°C (1470–1580°F), 5-60 minutes, rapid cooling in air.
Suitable fusion-welding methods are manual metal-arc welding with covered electrodes or gas-shielded arc welding, preferably using the TIG and MIG methods.
The welding zone should be preheated to 200–300°C (390–570°F). No post-weld heat treatment is necessary, where Sandvik 1C356 is used in structures that operate for prolonged periods at high temperature. For other structures and where heat treatment is considered appropriate, due to design considerations, annealing as described above is recommended.
In cases where there is risk of cracking due to inherent welding stresses, the wire electrodes Sandvik 29.9, Sandvik 25.20.C and Sanicro 72 can be used.
For manual metal-arc welding, the covered electrodes Sandvik 29.9.R, Sandvik 25.20.B and Sanicro 71 are recommended.
When using nickel alloy wire electrode Sanicro 72 and covered electrode Sanicro 71, however, allowance must be made for lower corrosion resistance in a reducing, sulphurous atmosphere.
Also, when using the austenitic stainless steel wire electrode Sandvik 25.20.C and the covered electrode Sandvik 25.20.B, the higher thermal expansion for these austenitic stainless steel electrodes must be considered.
Sandvik 1C356 tubes can be bent hot or cold. Annealing is not normally necessary after cold bending.
Hot-worked tubes should preferably be bent hot, but they can be bent cold, if the bending radii is greater than 5 times the diameter.
Hot bending is carried out at 900–800°C (1650–1470°F), followed by subsequent cooling in air.
Sandvik 1C356 should be chosen mainly for service in slightly sulphidizing gases where austenitic stainless steel with low contents of alloying elements may suffer corrosion. Typical applications for Sandvik 1C356 are:
- Recuperators in the metallurgical and allied industries
- Thermocouple protection tubes
- Injection nozzles
Disclaimer: Recommendations are for guidance only, and the suitability of a material for a specific application can be confirmed only when we know the actual service conditions. Continuous development may necessitate changes in technical data without notice. This datasheet is only valid for Sandvik materials.