SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1997

Flammability Limits of Stainless Steel Alloys 304, 308, and 316


More than 100 specimen combustion tests suggest that stainless steel thresholds of sustained propagation depend to a great degree on diameter, tubing wall thickness, positive burn criterion, presence of flow through tubing, and alloy, and to a smaller extent on surface finish and oxygen concentration.

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Werley, BL
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA
Hansel, JG
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA
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Developed by Committee: G04
Pages: 203–224
DOI: 10.1520/STP12055S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5372-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2401-1