What is Stainless Steel Pipe?
Stainless Steel Pipe is a tubular or hollow cylinder used to convey substances that can flow like liquids or gases. Pipe is measured by the inside diameter and a specific wall thickness. Some examples of wall thickness are schedule 10, 40, 80 and even 160 which has a very thick wall. Stainless steel pipe also comes in either welded or seamless construction. The seamless stainless steel pipe allows for higher pressure applications.
Stainless steel pipe is widely used in a variety of industries and applications. Stainless steel pipe is generally used in oil & gas piping systems, gas turbine's, pulp & paper production, food and beverage, chemical processing plants and even to deliver water to your home or business. depending on the stainless steel grade, stainless steel piping can be used in high and low temperature applications and even corrosive applications to convey fluids or gasses from one place to another.
Benefits Of Stainless Steel Piping
Stainless Steel Pipe is known for its corrosion resistance. By using 304/304L you get a balance of strength and corrosion resistance. In a salt environment for example you would want to use 316 stainless steel because it has 2-3% molybdenum content which makes it more corrosion resistant than 304/304L. In high temperature conditions you would want to use 321 stainless steel pipe for its thermal properties.
How To Buy Stainless Steel Pipes Online
Online Metals Depot stocks stainless steel pipe in full random lengths that are typically 17-24'. When buying stainless steel pipe please pay attention to the size (inside diameter) and the wall thickness (Sch. 10,40,80 etc.). Online Metals Depot stocks SEAMLESS stainless steel pipe in ASTM A312 specifications and is ready to ship FREE!
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