Stainless Steel Angle
Stainless Steel or as known high-alloy steel, is a type of alloy steel that resists rust and other forms of corrosion resisting properties. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and resistance to corrosion are required.
Unprotected carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to air and moisture. Stainless steels contain sufficient chromium to form a passive film of chromium oxide, which prevents further surface corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion to the steel surface and blocks corrosion from spreading into the metal\'s internal structure, and due to the similar size of the steel.
Alloy 304/304L is the most widely utilized “18-8” chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel. It is an economical and versatile corrosion resistant alloy suitable for a wide range of general purpose applications. It is common practice for 304L to be dual certified as 304 and 304L. Alloy 304/304L resists atmospheric corrosion, as well as, moderately oxidizing and reducing environments. The alloy has excellent resistance to intergranular corrosion in the as-welded condition. Alloy 304/304L has excellent strength and toughness at cryogenic temperatures. Alloy 304/304L is non-magnetic in the annealed condition. It can be easily welded and processed by standard shop fabrication practices.
Applications and uses of Stainless steel angle 304\304L are: architectural applications, bridges, transmission towers, hoisting and conveying machinery, ships, industrial furnace, reaction tower, frames, container frame and warehouse shelves, multi-storied building, brackets and general fabrications.
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