Stainless Steel 253 MA

  • UNS S30815
  • ASME SA 240, SA 479, SA 312, SA 249
  • ASTM A240, A276, A312, A358, A409, A479, A813, A814
  • Werkstoff 1.4835

Forms of 253 MA Available at Mega Mex

  • Plate
  • Sheet
  • Bar
  • Pipe
  • Welding Material: Bare Weld Wire, Coated Electrode and Spooled Weld Wire
Stainless Steel 253 MA

253 MA Stainless Overview

Stainless 253 MA is a lean austenitic heat resistant alloy with high strength and outstanding oxidation resistance. 253 MA maintains its heat resistant properties by advanced control of micro alloy additions. The use of rare earth metals in combination with silicon gives superior oxidation resistance up to 2000°F. Nitrogen, carbon and a dispersion of rare earth and alkali metal oxides combine to provide creep rupture strength comparable to the nickel base alloys. A wide variety of components requiring high strength at elevated temperatures such as heat exchangers, kilns, stack dampers and oven components are common applications for 253 MA.

Chemical Composition, %

Cr Ni C Si Mn P S N Ce Fe
0.80 Max
0.040 Max
0.030 Max

Some characteristics of 253 MA

  • Excellent oxidation resistance to 2000°F
  • High creep-rupture strength

In what type of applications is 253 MA used?

  • Burners, Boiler Nozzles
  • Petrochemical and refinery tube hangers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Expansion bellow
  • Stack dampers

Mechanical Properties

Room Temperature

Specified Limits Minimum Typical Range
Ultimate Tensile Strength, psi
2% Offset Yield Strength, psi
Elongation in 2", %
Reduction of Area, %
Hardness Rockwell B
Rb 90

Fabrication and Welding with Stainless 253 MA

Stainless steel 253 MA is readily fabricated by standard commercial procedures. In comparison to carbon steel, stainless steels are tougher and tend to work harden rapidly. However, with positive feeds and slow speeds combined with abundant cutting fluid this alloys tendency to work harden may be minimized.

Stainless 253 MA can be welded using conventional welding processes. Filler metal should be of similar composition for maximum weld integrity and properties.

ASTM Specifications

Plate Bar Pipe Smls Pipe Welded
A240, A480, A167
A276, A479
A213, A312
A312, A358, A409, A813, A814

253 MA® is a registered trademark of Outokumpu Stainless.