Stainless steel tube is a versatile, durable material that is commonly used in various structural applications and is highly corrosion resistant. Depending on the application, there are many variations of this tubing such as size, diameter, length and wall thickness.
304 stainless steel is one of the most commonly used types. It is a common choice for a variety of applications as it has a high tensile strength and ductility. It has excellent forming and welding qualities, which makes it a great choice for industrial applications such as power generation, food processing equipment, handrail and guardrail, automotive and process instrumentation.
It is available in a range of sizes and configurations and can be welded into any shape or length. It is also able to be shaped by a variety of methods, including section benders and rotary-draw benders.
1. Anneal and pickle – These heat treatments alter the physical and chemical properties of the stainless steel, making it more ductile. They also reduce the hardness of the metal and provide it with a smoother surface finish.
2. Bright annealed – These heat treatments provide the stainless steel with a reflective, mirror-like appearance. These treatments are a great way to improve the aesthetics of the tubing and to help it stand out from other pipes and tubes.
3. Various heat treatments and finishes – These treatments can change the appearance of the steel, as well as its physical and chemical properties. They can provide a smoother surface, increased corrosion resistance and a lower rusting rate.