The cleaning can be performed by either by dismantling this 316 ss sanitary tubing system followed by a manual cleaning process or they can employ a CIP or what is referred to as a clean in place process. An advantage of using ss 316 tubing as sanitary material is that they limit entrapment areas, where bacteria could form or harbour. Moreover, these sanitary UNS S31600 tubing are easily cleaned, which makes them time efficient.
But a point to note is that alloys such as SS 316 seamless tubing that are selected as sanitary tubes tend to usually be corrosion resistant ones. With the resistance properties of this alloy, the Alloy 316 tube is often successfully seen utilized in applications in industries such as pharmaceutical as well as food and beverage industry. The demand for sanitary material like the ASTM A554 tp316 tube in these industries is really high as they cater to people all over the world.
Hence hygiene and non-toxic endproducts are something they require. Since the ASTM A270 tp316 tube is produced according to certain ASTM guidelines, the tubes are checked for mechanical properties such as tensile and yield strength, Rockwell hardness and elongation.
How to buy astm a269 tp 316 stainless steel tubing?
Manufacturers in India produce ASTM a269 Tubing in seamless and welded both. Its a Austenitic Stainless Steel Grade and used for commercial purpose like in food processing, chemical platnts, dairy etc. SS 316 Seamless tube comes in hot finished and cold finished, Size in drawn and welded tube come from 1/8" to 24" max. Don't forget to ask mill test certificate A1016 / A1016M from your supplier.
Chemical Material Composition of uns s31600 tubing
Mechanical Specification of ss 316 seamless tubing
Elongation (% in 50mm) min
Strength of Yield 0.2% Proof (MPa) minimum
Strength of Tensile (MPa) minimum
Rockwell B (HR B) maximum
Brinell (HB) maximum
Material Equivalent Properties of DIN 1.4401 stainless steel tube
Which stainless tube is better for nuclear power asme sa213 tp316 tube or ASTM a269 tp 316 tube?
The sa213 can have relatively higher wall thickness than the a269 specification of tubes. The sa213 tubes can range up to 12.7mm where the a269 tubes can only range up to 4mm. The nuclear power stations operate under high temperatures and pressures. The higher the wall thickness, the higher the pressure containment capacities will be. On the other hand, the sa213 tubes are seamless and more accurate in dimensions where the a269 tubes are welded and not so accurate. Even with the less accuracy and welded production, the a269 pipes can handle more pressure and heat than the tubes under sa213 specifications. So the a269 tubes are better for nuclear power plant applications.