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Cryogenic steels


High toughness down
to -196° C

Cryogenic steels from Dillinger put you on the safe side for extremely low temperatures. They retain adequate Charpy V-notch toughness, and thus high resistance to brittle fracture, even in the temperature range down to -196° C. This makes them the perfect choice for gas-liquefaction plants, for example, and for the transportation and storage of liquefied gases, such as LNG and LPG.

The Dillinger range for your needs

  • Dillinger supplies cryogenic steels in conformity to EN 10028, Part 4, or the ASME standards.
  • Non-alloy and low-alloyed low-temperature steels.
  • Nickel steels containing 1.5 to 3.5 % Ni (down to -105° C).
  • Nickel steels containing 5 to 9 % Ni (down to -100° C to -196° C).

Useful information on cryogenic steels

A problem common to most steels is the fact that they become brittle, i.e. the toughness of the steel decreases, as temperature falls. This phenomenon occurs only to a reduced extent in cryogenic steels. Special alloying elements shift the steep loss of Charpy V-notch toughness under exposure to extreme cold to even lower temperature ranges.

Contact persons


Philipp Ludwig
Head of Sales Department, Energy Transmission & Processing

Phone: +49 6831 472472
Fax: +49 6831 47 99 2685


Jörg Maffert
Head of Marketing & Technical Support, Energy Transmission & Processing

Phone: +49 6831 473612
Fax: +49 6831 473089