Excellent resistance to oxidation under mildly cyclic conditions through 2000°F characterizes 310. Because of its high chromium and medium nickel contents, 310 has good resistance to sulfidation and other forms of hot corrosion. 310 is widely used in moderately carburizing atmospheres such as encountered in petrochemical environments.
Often in many product forms, the grain size and carbon content can meet both the 310S and 310H requirements. 310 is often used at cryogenic temperatures, with excellent toughness to -450°F, and low magnetic permeability. 310 has a machinability rating of 42%.