The most often used type of stainless steel is 304/304L, although many more types of stainless steel are available. The versatility of material 304 is the primary reason so many industries choose to utilize it. One of the most important aspects that attract people to 304/304L stainless is its resistance to rust and corrosion, particularly in contrast to other types of metal. The professionals at Ameralloy Steel will help you find what you are looking for.
Resistance to Oxidation –
Acids that can cause Oxidation are regularly encountered in the food service industry. Stainless steel with a higher corrosion resistance than type 304/304L is especially effective at fending off oxidizing acids. Stainless 304 is NSF-safe. This owes, in part, to the fact that it is sanitary and safe to use in restaurants.
Concerning Chloride Corrosion Resistance –
Another type of steel that offers stronger resistance to corrosion than 304/304L is 316/316L, the second most prevalent type of stainless steel used worldwide. Stainless 304/304L is a great option when exposed to chlorides or saline conditions. It will last longer than 400 series stainless. Sodium chloride, commonly known as salt, is present in body fluids and perspiration.
Alloy 316/316L is used more in saltwater areas because of the increased concentration of sodium chloride found in coastal areas. The molybdenum and nickel in 316 make it more resistant to corrosion, particularly that caused by chlorides. It is slightly more resistant to the effects of corrosive environments.
The numbers 304 and 316 are very similar. When you combine these, you get one of the most requested grades offering strength, corrosion resistance, and machineability and readily available. The most common users of stainless 316 and 304 are architects, food processing, dairy, and marine environments. Please call us today if you are interested in obtaining any 304 or 316 stainless.
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