Industrial Applications of Stainless Steel Pipes

Pipes are sometimes difficult to classify, and they are often distinguished according to their functions. In addition to these classifications, SS is also distinguished by type and grade. For piping and plumbing applications, Type 304 stainless steel is a common choice, because of its high resistance to chemicals and corrosion. However, Type 304 stainless steel is not compatible with applications, where the temperature drops between 800 and 1640 degrees Fahrenheit (F), because it is prone to carbide precipitation due to the material’s 0.08% carbon content limit.

Type 304L SS avoids this problem because it has a lower carbon content limit, so it can be welded and has higher temperature applications. Other types of stainless steel often contain additives (such as nickel or molybdenum) to enhance the characteristics required in specific applications.

Characteristics of Stainless Steel Pipes

TP316 Stainless Steel Industrial Pipes are commonly produced as chromium & steel alloy that forms a strong and durable metal. It is the chromium that makes the steel stainless and is mostly used for the corrosion resistance of the steel. These pipes & fittings need less maintenance & stand for the longest time with this characteristic. These are relatively lightweight & extremely robust.

In many industries, most particularly in industrial processes, these have been very beneficial & efficient. These SS pipe fittings are becoming an integral part of people’s lives as time passes and non-stop progress, as they are highly efficient and accessible in different diameters and sizes. In order to withstand external & internal pressure in a device, stainless steel pipes & fittings are usefully used where a high degree of resistance is required.

Industrial Application of Stainless Steel Pipes

  • Homes & buildings: plumbing for supply & exhaust, water pipes & curtain rods.
  • In several industries, transporting products such as hot water, chemicals, gasoline, coal, & sulfur.
  • Automotive industry: systems for air & water movement, & piping systems.
  • Sewerage networks, commercial water lines & mains for water.
  • Equipment for furnace, ventilating & AC.
  • Sectors of construction: structural applications & scaffolding.