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Alloy 410 Stainless Steel in Sugar Processing

The process to transform cane sugar into refined white sugar takes many steps, including crushing the raw product to release sugar cane juice, clarifying the juice and filtering impurities, crystallizing to produce molasses, and boiling the substance to produce raw sugar crystals. From handling raw sugar cane in the beginning of the process through juice production, corrosion and abrasion are considered two of the major issues with the sugar processing equipment, such as cane tables, carriers, and mill internals and diffusers.

Many choose 410 stainless steel plate because of its combination of strength, corrosion, and abrasion resistance. This is why type 410 stainless steel is ideal in cane sugar processing. With the high levels of heat and steam used in this process, coupled with the sticky environment of the syrup and molasses tanks, sugar processing can become a somewhat corrosive process. Type 410 stainless steel provides excellent slideability to the substances, preventing a sticky situation from hampering production.

410 Stainless Steel Properties

The hardness and corrosion-resistant properties and composition of type 410 stainless steel are what makes it ideal for a number of applications, including sugar processing. Alloy 410 is a 12% chromium martensitic stainless steel that can not only be heat-treated, but is also pliable and can be formed. Type 410 stainless steel plate can be found across sugar processing plants in the chutes and other parts that carry the sugary substances throughout the refining process. The fact that type 410 stainless steel is resistant to oxidation also makes it ideal to handle the high temperatures of the boilers involved in this process.

410 Stainless Steel Suppliers

Sandmeyer Steel Company offers type 410 stainless steel for a wide variety of applications, including sugar processing equipment. Through Sandmeyer Steel Company, type 410 stainless steel plate is stocked in thicknesses from 3/16” up to 4”. Click 410 stainless steel properties to learn more about this material and click here to request a quote on pricing and delivery.

NOTE: The information and data in this product data sheet are accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief, but are intended for informational purposes only, and may be revised at any time without notice. Applications suggested for the materials are described only to help readers make their own evaluations and decisions, and are neither guarantees nor to be construed as express or implied warranties of suitability for these or other applications.