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Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings

Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings

What is Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is a type of steel alloy that contains a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. The presence of chromium in stainless steel provides corrosion resistance and other properties that distinguish it from regular carbon steel. Other alloying elements, such as nickel, manganese, and molybdenum, may also be added to enhance specific characteristics.

Key features of stainless steel include:

Corrosion Resistance: The most significant attribute of stainless steel is its resistance to corrosion and rusting. The chromium in the alloy forms a thin, protective oxide layer on the surface of the steel, preventing the formation of rust in most environments.

High Strength: Stainless steel maintains good strength at both high and low temperatures, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Hygienic Properties: Stainless steel is easy to clean and has hygienic properties, making it a preferred material for applications in the food and medical industries.