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What is Stainless Steel Tubing?
Stainless Steel Tube is a tubular or hollow cylinder used to convey substances that can flow like liquids or gases. Tube is measured by the outside diameter and a specific wall thickness. Some examples of wall thickness are schedule .035, .049, .065 and even .120 wall. Stainless steel tube also comes in either welded or seamless construction. The seamless stainless steel tube allows for higher pressure applications and ease of flaring.
Stainless Steel Tube is widely used because it can be manufactured in an extensive range of sizes and wall thicknesses. From very small hypodermic needles up to aircraft and rocket engines and everything in between. Stainless steel tube is used for moving fluids on an aircraft like fuel or hydraulic fluids but can also be used in food processing to move product around the plant. Stainless steel tube has a variety of applications and is used in almost every industry.
Benefits Of Stainless Steel Tubing
Stainless Steel Tube 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 tube for its thermal properties.
How To Buy Stainless Steel Tubes
Online Metals Depot stocks stainless steel tube in welded and seamless configurations.Seamless stainless steel tube is used for higher pressure applications and for flaring the ends for a tube assembly. We sell our stainless steel tube in 20' sections and all of our stainless steel tube comes with material test reports as a standard.
Our Quality Guarantee
Online Metals guarantees that you will receive high quality stainless steel tube that is certified to ASTM A269 and will include the material test report for your review. We only use the best sources for our stainless steel tube so you can rest assure you are getting high quality tubing.
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