ASTM standards are available for stainless steel grade 304 pipes, and contractors overlook tubes due to its high price compared to other grades. The material is well-known as 18-8 Cr-Ni austenitic stainless steel. But the stainless-steel pipes and tubes have gained popularity due to its excellent performance and range of uses in various industrial sectors. Besides, the products of stainless steel 304 offer high value and returns on investment. There are several advantages of stainless steel which makes it popular and highly usable material.
Outstanding resistance to stain and corrosion
Metals can undergo the process of corrosion very quickly. When exposed to certain factors like air, water, paints, and chemical reagents, various metals undergo corrosion. Here, the external surface of steel, iron, and concrete can quickly receive soil and ultraviolet light. The internal walls of pipes and tubes are more susceptible to corrosion and rusting. Hence the deterioration of products starts internally. But in case of stainless steel, they are prone to work in abrasive environments and less common to rust formation. The pipes and tubes of stainless steel apply to sanitary water supply and even for hospital usage. Stainless steel 304 pipes and tubes are resistant to intergranular corrosion. Also, they can work in the presence of nitric acid solution.
Excellent performance and ability to undergo forming
Stainless steel 304 pipes and tubes show excellent ability to went through cold and hot forming. Besides, they offer likeliness to perform well in highly corrosive environments due to various elements like nickel, molybdenum, nitrogen, etc. Stainless steel 304 can be processed to produce wire, tape, or tube and use cold heading and deep drawing applications. Stainless steel tubes show thin walls and light in weight. Besides, the products offer good material finish and suits well for commercial and industrial applications.
Better performance at a varied temperature range
Stainless steel 304 pipes and tubes are capable of working smoothly in low-temperature range as well. At -180-degree calcium, they show good elongation, strength, and reduction properties. These tubes and pipes carry high strength and versatility against low and high temperature. Along with temperature sustenance, the steel pipes and tubes show good welding ability.
Reliable and affordable price range
Stainless steel is a material that works smoothly in varied conditions. Also, the products of it are known for its durability and affordable pricing. Stainless Steel tubes and pipes are easy to install and maintain.
Elegant appearance and eco-friendly working
The stainless steel 304-grade tubes and pipes look elegant and become the first choice for decorative purpose. Besides, these products are shiny and sleek.