Alloy 32550 (super duplex 255) is a super duplex stainless steel supplied in the hot worked and annealed condition. It achieves higher strengths than most stainless steels and alternative corrosion resistant alloys, offering the potential to reduce section size and therefore weight and cost.
As a 25% Cr alloy, with significant additions of copper, Alloy 32550 offers excellent corrosion resistance in a wide variety of corrosive chemicals including sulphuric, nitric and phosphoric acid. In seawater and other chloride containing environments it also provides outstanding resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion, with Critical Pitting Temperature exceeding 50°C. Excellent ductility and impact strength at both ambient and sub-zero temperatures combine with a high resistance to abrasion, erosion and cavitation erosion.
Listed in NACE MR 01 75 for sour service and having gained ASME Approval for Pressure Vessel applications, Alloy 32550 is tested to the highest degree using tests designed to guarantee that the trade-marked product possesses high integrity, a correct phase balance and the absence of sigma and other deleterious phases.