What Are the Different Types of Stainless Steel that are available?

Stainless steel has found extensive use in industrial, chemical, architectural, and consumer applications for over half a century. Stainless steel is a group of iron-based alloys that contains 10.5% or more of Chromium. The single most important property that distinguishes stainless steel is its corrosion resistance. Corrosion resistance, combined with manufacturing characteristics and good mechanical properties, renders stainless steel as a versatile and valuable metal. Continue reading “What Are the Different Types of Stainless Steel that are available?”

Four Tips for Selecting a Stainless-Steel Supplier

Stainless steel is an iron-based alloy popularly known for its corrosion-resistant properties. It is one of the most versatile materials and is composed of chromium, carbon, and varying other alloying elements. Chromium is essential to the manufacturing of stainless steel. It hardens the steel and boosts its corrosion-resistant ability, especially at higher temperatures. The chromium forms an ultra-thin layer called the “passive layer” on the steel. Chromium forms a tough, adherent, invisible chromium oxide film on the steel surface, increasing its corrosion-resistant properties. This layer has self-healing properties. Based on its family, stainless steel may also enhance its properties. Continue reading “Four Tips for Selecting a Stainless-Steel Supplier”

Important Properties of Nickel Alloy 400

Nickel is a versatile metal element that combines easily with metals such as copper, iron, chromium, and molybdenum. Nickel alloys are used extensively to deliver excellent corrosion resistance, high-temperature strength, and special magnetic properties.

One of the most popularly used nickel alloys is Nickel alloy 400 tubing. Its common trade name is MONEL® alloy 400. It is a single-phase, solid-solution nickel-copper alloy. Continue reading “Important Properties of Nickel Alloy 400”

Seven Things to Know About Nickel Alloy 400

Nickel is a complex, silvery-white, and lustrous naturally-occurring metallic element. It is present abundantly in the earth’s crust its core symbol is (symbol Ni, atomic weight 58.71, atomic number 28). Nickel alloys are highly versatile and valuable and serve important applications in a wide range of industries. They exhibit several desirable properties, including excellent corrosion resistance, high strength and toughness, and superior elevated temperature properties. Nickel alloys easily with most metals, including copper, iron, chromium, and molybdenum. Based on the percentage of nickel and other metal elements, different types of nickel alloys are available that serve varied uses. Continue reading “Seven Things to Know About Nickel Alloy 400”

Seven Benefits of a Stainless-Steel Tube

Stainless steel is one of the most versatile materials used across various industries. It serves various applications from automobiles, healthcare,  kitchen products, and the construction industry. Stainless steel is an iron-based corrosion-resistant alloy containing at least 10.5% chromium content and 1.2% or less carbon. The chromium combines with the atmospheric oxygen to form the passive chromic-oxide layer, enabling stainless steel to resist corrosion. It enjoys a ubiquitous market presence because of its excellent corrosion resistance, high toughness, flexibility, and easy maintenance. Continue reading “Seven Benefits of a Stainless-Steel Tube”

Why are Chrome Pipes Popular? A Simple Guide

Carbon chrome pipes are used in high-pressure applications and are resistant to corrosion. They are commonly used in the construction industry and in automobiles and refineries. Using them will save you time and money, as they will not rust or require any maintenance. They are also easier to clean and maintain than other types of piping. Continue reading “Why are Chrome Pipes Popular? A Simple Guide”

Why are 2205 Duplex Pipes Popular? A Simple Guide

The heat conductivity and low thermal expansion of 2205 duplex pipes make them an excellent choice for applications requiring a high level of corrosion resistance. They can withstand temperatures as low as -50 °C. While most stainless steels are corrosion resistant, the properties of these pipes can vary depending on the availability of certain elements. Duplex tubes resist corrosion in chloride and sulfide environments, unlike their austenitic and ferritic counterparts. Continue reading “Why are 2205 Duplex Pipes Popular? A Simple Guide”

What are the benefits of 304 stainless steel?

Stainless steel enjoys a ubiquitous presence in industrial, commercial, and domestic domains. Grade 304, belonging to the austenitic stainless-steel family, is widely popular in the industrial sector. It is a chromium-nickel austenitic alloy with a standard “18/8” composition. It also has other alloying elements like carbon, manganese, and silicon. The low carbon content in Grade 304 helps reduce the risk of carbide precipitation in alloys.

Grade 304 has high production and consumption rates as compared to other grades. It accounts for 80% of the total amount of stainless steel used. We provide you with a high-quality 304 stainless steel tube to fit your industrial requirements.

The Cr-Ni content in Grade 304 results in different variants for the stainless-steel alloy. These include 304, 304H, and 304L. 304L has ultra-low carbon content, about 0.03% by weight or even less. The lower the carbon content, the better is its stress-corrosion resistance capability. 304 L can prevent intergranular corrosion. The H in 304H indicates its ability to function at higher temperatures. Carbon content is not lesser than 0.04% in 304H. 304type has carbon between 304H and 304L.

Analyze and determine your grade 304 stainless steel requirements. We will provide you with the best quality 304 stainless steel that will fit your end-use and enable you to conduct the industrial processes seamlessly. Our 304 stainless steel tube has the following benefits:

  • High corrosion protection
  • High-temperature resistance
  • High workability and machinability
  • Tough metallic properties
  • Cost-effective
  • High annealing range, between 1850° and 2050°F
  • Easy weldability
  • Good wall tolerance and straightness tolerance

If the benefits appeal to you, you can reach out to us! We will provide you with high-quality 304 stainless steel to fit your industrial requirements.

Everything You Need to Know About AL-6XN Tubing

AL-6XN tubing comes with a variety of specifications. The material has excellent chemical and mechanical properties, making it desirable for many industries. Typical applications for AL-6XN are found in food and pharmaceutical processing, power generation, and biotech. These industries rely heavily on the durability and performance of steel pipes and angle bars. These pipes can be cut to any length to meet your needs. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About AL-6XN Tubing”