Stainless steel is probably one of the widest used materials in the industrial and commercial sectors today. It is obtained by adding a small percentage of chromium to a steel alloy. This variety of steel is referred to as 'stainless' because it is resistant to corrosion. These corrosion resistant properties are a result of the addition of chromium to the steel alloy.
In addition to being resistant to corrosion, it is also low on maintenance and high on durability. These attributes make a stainless steel tube a widely used option in various industries. They are available in a variety of sizes and configurations. They can be used in high-temperature applications as well as applications where corrosion is a major concern.
Type 316 stainless steel tubing is considered to be a high-quality tubing material that is suitable for use in a variety of applications even in the most demanding sectors. Tubing made from such material is used for transporting a wide variety of materials such as oil, chemicals, hot water, sulphur, gas and other materials. In an ideal situation.
There are several high pressure applications wherein the use of seamless tubing or piping is prerequisite. A seamless tube or pipe is one where there are no welded joints or seams. These joints or seams can prove to be weak spots especially in high pressure applications as this is where leaks and bursts can occur.
Here are some common applications of tubing made using stainless steel:
Architectural components: There are several decorative components such as handrails, ladders and railings that need to look good, be resistant to corrosion and last long. In such cases, a stainless steel pipe or tube is fabricated and fitted.
Automotive uses: The handlebars used on motorcycles and the piping systems in an automobile need to be both resistant to corrosion, vibration, dust, rain, and other elements of the weather. The use of this is an ideal choice in such conditions because meets all the required parameters.