Without pressure-containing equipment, the fuel needed to power vehicles and the materials from which conventional devices are manufactured is harder to find and more expensive to produce. These devices make the storage, transport, and treatment of process media under pressure safe and efficient. Although all products designed for under-pressure use are built from robust materials to avoid spills and deterioration, devices operating at heightened temperatures or handling heated fluids and gases must be fabricated from sturdy materials like ASME SA387-22 steel plate.
Benefits of SA 387 Grade 22 Plate
ASME SA387-22 steel plate is a pressure vessel grade steel specially designed for use in elevated temperature service and applications in which sour gas is present. Sometimes called a chrome-moly plate, higher levels of chromium provide excellent corrosion and oxidation resistance. Additional characteristics of SA387-22 steel plate, which is also referred to as ASTM A387-22 steel plate, include:
- Superior temperature resistance
- Improved tensile strength
- Heightened rust protection
Universal Steel America stocks SA387-22 steel plate with thicknesses from 3/16 to 4 inches in the normalized and quench-and-tempered conditions. Width and length restrictions exist, depending on plate weight and mill capabilities. Average widths are 96 and 120 inches, whereas typical lengths are 240 and 480 inches. Specialized testing and chemical or physical requirements can vary, depending on the final application requirements. Common uses for SA387-22 steel plate include:
- Pressure vessels
- Heat exchangers
- High-temperature ducting
- Pipe clamps
Industries & Requirments
While SA387-22 steel plate is an excellent choice for use in a variety of applications, it’s perfect for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. These sectors often store liquids and gases at higher temperatures, and, occasionally, have to deal with sour gas. Sour gas contains significant amounts of hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, and is dangerous.
SA387-22 performs optimally in elevated temperatures. And with excellent corrosion and oxidation resistance, this material grade is well suited to protect against the hazards of sour gas.
Universal Steel America can provide third-party simulated post-weld heat treatment, or SPWHT, per customer or end-user specifications. This ensures the product has optimal performance characteristics for the final application operating environment.
For applications demanding higher performance characteristics than standard stock and code requirements, Universal Steel America has you covered. We have an extensive range of mill sources strategically positioned around the world that are capable of producing material to meet precise job needs.
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