Stainless Steel Tubing – Composition and Applications
Stainless steel is an iron alloy with a minimum chromium content of 10.5 percent. Chromium prevents corrosion by producing a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel. Increasing the amount of chromium gives an increased resistance to corrosion.
Stainless steel also contains manganese, carbon, and silicon in varying proportions. Other elements such as nickel and molybdenum are also commonly added to increase formability and corrosion resistance.
Applications of Stainless Steel Tubing
Tubing is often assumed to be circular, but stainless steel tubing can be manufactured into many shapes and thicknesses. From oval, round, and rectangular, to flat shapes as well. The American Society for Testing and Materials has set standards for stainless steel tubing for the benefit of manufacturers and buyers. Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust, or stain in the presence of water as ordinary steel does. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel tubing to suit the industry and application it is intended for. Stainless steel tubing is used in a variety of industries.
Find the Right Grade of Stainless Steel
KJ Tubing, Inc. provides welded and seamless stainless steel tubing for diverse industries. To find out more, or to get a quote, call (440) 209-8871.