Stainless steel tubing is our specialty at wanpipe. We maintain one of the nation’s largest and most diversified inventories of stainless steel tubing, including round, square and rectangular models. Our ornamental tubing is available in a variety of sizes and can be cut and polished to your specifications. We also stock welded & seamless steel square tubing. WanPipe offers a wide range of stainless steel tubing products including type 304/304L and type 316 stainless steel.
304/304L Stainless Steel Round Tube Characteristics
304/304L is used almost exclusively for parts requiring machining, welding, grinding, or polishing where good corrosion resistance is also required.
It is a good general all-purpose stainless grade. Good in corrosive environments as in paper and chemical industries and cryogenic services. Used where corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties are primary requirements.
304/304L is widely accepted in such industries as dairy, beverage, and other food industries where the highest degree of sanitation and cleanliness is of prime importance. Parts for handling acetic, nitric, and citric acids, organic and inorganic chemicals, dyestuffs, crude and refined oils, etc., are fabricated from this material. Because of its lack of magnetism it is highly desirable for instruments. It is also widely used for architectural trim.
304/304L is used in applications where corrosion resistance is required, but elevated temperatures are not involved.
304/304L finds particular use in applications requiring welding. 304/304L has good drawing, forming, and stamping properties.
316 Stainless Steel Tube Characteristics
Type 316 stainless steel tubing is similar to 304, but with the addition of molybdenum, which improves the alloys corrosion resistance. The austenitic structure allows excellent toughness, even down to extremely low temperatures. These grades have excellent weldability, with or without the addition of filler metal.
Look to see our extensive selection of stainless steel pipe. Then contact us.It is counterproductive to purchase a high quality, mechanically attached tube fitting and use it with the cheapest available tubing. The quality of a mechanically attached tube fitting will be limited or compromised by the use of poor quality tubing.