Stainless Steel 304/304L
Grade Summary: Excellent mechanical properties, resistance to many corrosive agents. Useful where sanitation and cleanliness are important. Non magnetic in the annealed condition. Hardness and tensile strength can be increased by cold working, but modified by lowered carbon content providing good resistance to corrosion in welded construction where subsequent heat treatment is not practical. Grade 304L (L= low carbon) is the same as the above except it has an extra-low-carbon analysis, the advantage of which is that it precludes any harmful precipitation in the 800º F to 1500º F range, such as might otherwise occur in welding heavier sections.
Typical Applications: Dairy, beverage and food product handling/processing equipment. Used for handling acetic, nitric, and citric acids; organic and inorganic chemicals, dye stuff, crude and refined oils; instruments; hospital equipment; applications requiring welding.
Available products: Round Bar, Rectangular Bar, Square Bar, Hexagonal Bar, Channel, Beam, Angle, Flat Sheet, Expanded Mesh,Perforated Sheet, Plate, Floor Plate, Pipe, Round Tube, Square Tube and Rectangular Tube
Typical Chemical Analysis: * C – .08 Max. *Mn – 2.00 Max. *P – .04 Max. *S – .03 Max. *Si – 1.0 Max. *Cr – 18.00/20.00 *Ni – 8.00/10.50 *Cu – .75 Max. *Mo – .75 Max.
Typical Mechanical Properties**:
Yield Point (PSI) 40,000
Brinell Hardness 163
*Chemical Analysis will vary on each heat number
** All values are average and are representative.
*** % In 2”
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