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ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

According to B31. 3, would you please explain what's is meant by ferritic and austenitic steel mentioned in A/M table..?

RE: ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

Ferritic is just ferritic and aust is just well, eh, austenitic. Not much to explain. Take a look in one of the ASM books if you need further definition on that.

- You never get what you expect, you only get what you inspect.

RE: ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

Different families of SS defined by their structure.
This is how the SS world divides things.

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P.E. Metallurgy, consulting work welcomed

RE: ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

Ferritic stainless steels have a body centered cubic crystal structure (except when martinstic) but they start out BCC and austenitic steels have a face centerd cubic crystal structure.

RE: ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

Why in this table they said ferritic steel not ferritic stainless steel.. I think thay not meaning stainless steel!

RE: ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

Austenite is a kind of metallurgical gentrification that happens when large numbers of nickel families invade a predominantly ferrite neighbourhood. At a critical population level they all say "we're not having this living arrangement anymore" and they start pushing the old iron residents around. They are powerful and it doesn't take many to cause a major transformation. The street grid is no longer square and the buildings start tilting. The cost of housing skyrockets.
Other visitors like the chromiums are much better behaved - they blend in, unlike nickel are happy to dance with others, and they even shield the hood from bad outside influences.

Hope that answers your question.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

RE: ASME B31.3 table 304.1.1

Also see

Ed, can you elaborate? Not sure I’m on the same page but i wouldn’t necessarily question your expertise in materials.

- You never get what you expect, you only get what you inspect.

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