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Metal Heating Resistance Temperatures

HVACGirl Member Posts: 1
What is the type of metal duct needed to withstand temps of  1600 degrees air temp at 6 in WC?


  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    For how long?

    It sounds like you are looking at a grease duct conforming to NFPA-96?

    Usually for that we specify welded minimum 16 gauge carbon steel (aka "Black Iron") for grease ducts, but with UL-1978 listed systems as an alternate. This will withstand a grease fire of 2000 degrees but only for a specified time, not continuous duty.

    Stainless steel is also used.

    But the 6 inches WG, well, that could be grease duct but it also sounds industrial such as material handling maybe? In that case, abrasion resistance is also a consideration and that goes to thickness.

    What is the application?
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