Ensuring Austenitic Stainless Steel 316L Compliance with Sour Service Standards Using AlloySelect

Ensuring Austenitic Stainless Steel 316L Compliance with Sour Service Standards Using AlloySelect

Maximize Corrosion Resistance with AlloySelect: Stainless Steel 316L (UNS S31603) for Sour Service Applications

In the demanding environments of the oil and gas industry, selecting materials that can withstand corrosive conditions is paramount. Austenitic Stainless Steel 316L (UNS S31603) is often a material of choice due to its notable corrosion resistance. However, determining its suitability for sour service requires a thorough understanding of environmental limits as defined by NACE MR0175 standards.

Updated Standards for Enhanced Protection

The suitability of Stainless Steel 316L for sour service has seen significant updates in NACE MR0175 through Technical Circular 2013, with full incorporation in the 2015 revision. Technical Circular #2 of NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 – 2009, issued on August 27, 2013, outlines these critical updates, providing essential guidance for industry professionals.

Leverage AlloySelect for Precise Compliance Checks

AlloySelect stands as a robust tool for professionals aiming to:

  • Evaluate Stainless Steel 316L: Quickly determine the applicability of Stainless Steel 316L (UNS S31603) in specific production conditions.
  • Stay Updated with Standards: Ensure compliance with the latest revisions of NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156, including changes affecting Stainless Steel 316L.
  • Make Informed Decisions: Use AlloySelect to navigate the updated limits for Stainless Steel 316L, enhancing material selection for sour service environments.

This instructional video showcases how AlloySelect simplifies the process of checking the limits of S31603, ensuring your material choices are informed, compliant, and conducive to maintaining asset integrity.

Transform Your Material Selection Process with AlloySelect

AlloySelect’s cloud-based platform is dedicated to streamlining the corrosion resistance evaluation process, making it easier than ever to verify the suitability of materials like Stainless Steel 316L for sour service. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive database, AlloySelect empowers users to make decisions with confidence, backed by the latest standards.

Discover the Power of AlloySelect

Embark on a journey towards enhanced corrosion resistance and compliance with AlloySelect. Explore how our platform can revolutionize your material selection process, ensuring Stainless Steel 316L (UNS S31603) meets the stringent requirements of sour service applications.

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with alloyselect you can use data from reservoir and operation to check if carbon steel is suitable for your asset. alloyselect uses an Artificial Intelligence algorithm to determine sour service severity, corrosion rates and allowance, pH and other threats to the integrity of your asset.


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alloyselect helps you verify a selected material complies with one or more industry standards. AI algorithms analyse chemical, mechanical and processing data from Material Certificates to verify compliance with code and standards such as NACE MR0175, API 5CT and API6A

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using AI, alloy select helps you select materials for production and injection wells, pipelines and processing facilities.


alloy select incorporates offshore standards like DNV RP F112, UK HSE guidelines to prevent chloride induced stress corrosion cracking.