Boiler Tubing Comparison SA-210C And ASTM A106 Grade C

Boiler tubing comparison SA-210C and ASTM A106 Grade C

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At present, the domestic boiler water wall, economizer and other parts made in China are using 20G or ST45.8 high-pressure boiler tube. With the development of the power station, the working parameters of the boiler have been improved, especially the emergence of subcritical and supercritical boilers, which has a higher requirement for the wall thickness of the boiler tubing. Other countries in the world have adopted C-Mn steel which has a higher strength than 20G and good process performance to manufacture high pressure boilers, such as Japan's STB52, Germany's 19Mn5, American SA-210C and ASTM 106 Gr.C.


SA-210C is ASME boiler materials, a seamless carbon steel pipe widely used for for water cooling wall, economizer of boiler parts. Its chemical composition is simple, except a higher carbon and manganese content, and the rest composition are similar to 20G, so the yield strength is about 20% higher than 20G while the plasticity and toughness are equivalent to 20G.Because of  simple production process and good properties. It is mainly used for water cooled wall, economizer, low temperature superheater and other parts with working temperature lower than 500 degrees centigrade.


ASTM A106 Gr C is ASTM A106 steel used for large diameter and high temperature and pressure boiler and Superheater C-Mn steel. Its chemical composition is simple, similar to that of 20G steel, but the content of carbon and manganese is higher, so the yield strength is about 12% higher than that of 20G, and the plasticity and toughness are similar to 20G. Manufacturing header with A106 Gr C instead of 20G (economizer, water cooling wall, low temperature superheater and reheater header) can reduce the wall thickness of about 10%, which can save the cost of materials, but also reduce the workload of welding, improve the heat transfer condition of boiler. It’s working pressure is 6 ~ 13.9MPa and steam temperature is 450~580 degrees.


The chemical composition and Mechanical Properties of SA-210C compared with ASTM A106 C

Standard

C(%)

Mn(%)

Si(%)

Cr

S(%)

P(%)

SA-210C

≤0.27

0.29-1.06

≥0.10

≤0.4

≤0.025

≤0.025

ASTM -106C

≤0.35

0.29-1.06

≥0.10

≤0.4

≤0.035

≤0.035

Material

Tensile Strength (Mpa), Min.

Yield Strength (Mpa), Min.

SA-210C

485

275

ASTM a-106C

485

275

 

From the chart above , we can see that SA-210C and ASTM A106 C is almost the same in chemical elements and physical properties.Not surprising, It is common for a customer to request A106 Gr.C tube as an alternative to SA-210C seamless tubing. Based on a customer’s decision-making and the requirement is not for galvanized pipe, we can provide this alternative.


One last thought to mention is that there can be a difference between ASME and ASTM specifications for what at first glance may seem like similar material. At WORLD IRON&STEEL, a deep dive into your requirements is what we love to do. To contact sales representative call 86-029-83526770 or info@worldironsteel.com.