Effect of temperature on fasteners

Last Updated on April 19, 2022 by Marsh Fasteners

It is a known fact that temperature can affect the properties of any material and industrial fasteners are no different. It is recommended to understand how heat and cold affect fasteners before using them. Read on to find out more from Marsh Fasteners.

Materials to use in high-heat applications

As a rule of thumb, it is recommended to avoid using iron for a fastener that will be exposed to high temperatures. Plastic, too, is not recommended due to the risk of melting. However, depending on the temperature of the environment and applications, there are a variety of materials that can be used:

  1.     Temperatures of up to 450° F: Low steel or medium carbon alloys
  2.     Temperatures that fluctuate between 450° F and 900° F: Stainless steel
  3.     Temperatures between 900° F and 1200° F: Strong alloys including Inco 718 and A-286
  4.     Temperatures exceeding 1600° F: Nickel-cobalt alloys

Materials to use in cold settings

peratures for long periods of time. However, in extreme cold conditions, 30° F and below, there may be issues related to ductility and toughness when using the fasteners. Marsh Fasteners outlines the various materials that can be used efficiently in colder applications:

  1.     Temperatures of -100° F: Nickel-rich alloys
  2.     Temperatures between -100° F and -300° F: Stainless steel
  3.     Temperatures below -300° F: Non-metallic materials

For high-quality fasteners that adapt well to applications of varying temperatures, contact Marsh Fasteners today!

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