Stainless steel pipe
Today, there are various types of steel pipe available in the steel market. Stainless steel pipe is one common type of pipe in the steel industry. Technically, it is made of an alloy of Iron with a minimum of 10.5% Chromium, which produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel known as the ‘passive layer’. The layer is too thin to be visible, and the metal remains lustrous and smooth. The layer is impervious to water and air, protecting the metal beneath.
Stainless steel’s resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and familiar lustre make the stainless steel pipe an ideal choice for many applications. Furthermore, stainless steel pipe is widely used in construction fields for both practical and aesthetic reasons. Stainless steel was in vogue during the art deco period.
In daily life, it is believed that lots of people have difficulty with the distinction between pipes and tubes sometimes. As to stainless steel pipe, it is also distinguished by type and grade. For tubing and piping applications, type 304 stainless steel pipe is a common selection because it is highly chemical- and corrosion-resistant. Other types of stainless steel pipe often possess additives (such as nickel or molybdenum) which strengthen traits that are desirable in particular applications. Ferritic or martensitic type of stainless steel pipe (those made with the most chromium) is manufactured at a mill to be either heat-treated or annealed. Austenitic stainless steel pipe (those with high chromium and nickel contents) offers even more resistance, and can be used under the same general conditions as ferritic and martensitic types.
As a professional stainless steel pipe manufacturer in India, we would like to give further information about a few types of stainless steel pipe or tubes as follows:
1)Stainless Steel Piping
For tubing and piping applications, type 304 stainless steel pipe is a common selection because it is highly chemical- and corrosion-resistant. However, type 304 stainless steel pipe is not compatible with applications where temperatures fall between 800 and 1640 degrees Fahrenheit (F) because it is prone to carbide precipitation. Stainless steel type 304L circumvents this problem because it has a lower carbon content limit, and therefore can be subjected to welding and higher temperature applications.
3)Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe
This type of stainless steel pipe is made from either solid chromium or a chromium and nickel combination. Types of stainless steel pressure pipe include seamless and welded pipe, electric fusion welded pipe for high-pressure applications, large diameter welded pipe for corrosive or high-temperature applications, and seamless and welded ferritic and austenitic stainless steel pipe.
4)Stainless Steel Sanitary Tubing
For applications where stainless steel tubing or piping must come into contact with food and other sensitive products, sanitation is a high priority. Stainless steel sanitary tubing is used in such applications because it has high corrosion-resistance, doesn’t tarnish, and is easy to keep clean. For specific applications, different tolerances can be achieved. The grade typically used for these applications is ASTMA270.
5)Stainless Steel Mechanical Tubing
In applications such as cylinders, bearings, and other hollow formed parts, stainless steel mechanical tubing is typically used. Tubing can manipulated to have a variety of cross-sectional shapes, such as square and rectangular, in addition to the more traditional, round tubing cross-section. Typically, ASTMA 511 and A554 grades are employed for mechanical tubing applications.
6)Stainless Steel Aircraft Tubing
In highly-specific aircraft applications, chromium and nickel type stainless steel is used because of their heat and corrosion-resistance. Found in applications that require high-strength, stainless steel aircraft tubing can be work-hardened or welded, although work-hardened pieces shouldn’t be used with some kinds of corrosive substances. Low-carbon types of stainless steel are a common choice for welded parts.
A Few Advantages of Stainless Steel Pipe in Use
In today’s pipe market, stainless steel pipe is a typical one widely used in our life and production. Here, we will give further information about a few advantages of stainless steel pipe in use.
In general, stainless steel has a range of benefits for the practical purposes, such as the hygienic properties, anti-corrosion and low maintenance. Besides, it is considered an attractive choice when considering the life cycle cost of an installation. Stainless steel does not require painting and blends in well with modern interior design. It is also regarded as a fully recyclable material in use. Stainless steel pipe is an ideal choice for your next project, when you consider much more about health &safety issues in the applications.
The Benefits of Choosing Stainless Steel Materials
1) Low Corrosion:
Stainless steel has a low corrosion rate due to its invisible layer of chromium oxide. The corrosion resistant properties generally vary based on types of stainless steel pipe. The metal will retain its rust-free appearance for many years, even when water is constantly inside the tubes. Stainless steel pipe can be often found used in the hospital and other hygiene-conscious conditions.
In addition, because of the unique ability of stainless steel to resist corrosion, heat damage and chemical damage, high strength duplex grades provide added strength, allowing for a reduced thickness in the material, providing a cost advantage over conventional grades of stainless steel.
2) Appealing Appearance:
Stainless steel pipes are attractive and look like modern due to its good looking appearance so that it is preferred in many commercial uses. Specifically, kitchens, food processing plants, hospitals, medical offices, surgical centers and other industries rely heavily on stainless steel for easy cleaning and sterilization. It is also possible to leave stainless steel pipes exposed inside a building and have that add to the decorative aesthetic of the room, rather than detract from it like a PVC pipe would.
3) Smaller pipes:
This type of steel pipe are highly efficient. The mass flow rate for stainless steel pipes is much higher per diameter than many other materials. Beside its good performance of corrosion resistance, the high strength allows reduction in section diameter, wall thickness and weight, making it quick and easy to install.
4) Environmental Protection
Stainless steel can be used in all types of water. Leaching of constituent alloys falls well within the limits allowed for products in contact with drinking water in public supply. Unlike plastic pipes, steel pipes are 100 percent recyclable. When the pipes are no longer needed, they can be melted down and turned back into other useable metal pieces in other industries.
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