Stainless Steel is known for its resistance to corrosion that increases with the chromium content. Molybdenum additions increase corrosion resistance in reducing acids and against pitting attacks in chloride solutions.
There is therefore a myriad of types of stainless steel, each with different molybdenum and chromium content depending on the conditions the alloy has to endure. Tubes, also known as tubing is hollow cylinder that is used to move liquids (liquids and gasses) or to safeguard optical or electrical cables and wires.
The strength and ductility
Stainless Steel offers greater strength and better mechanical properties than other tubing alternatives like the cast iron tube and carbon steel. Even at temperatures that are extremely high, stainless steel tubing maintains its high tensile strength.
Thanks to its chromium, nickel, and molybdenum composition, Stainless Steel 310 Tubes offer significantly more resistance to corrosive elements, oxidation, erosion, and high temperatures than most other metal tubes. And because it resists corrosive elements like those often found in seawater environments so well, stainless steel tubing is the premium choice for shipbuilding and maritime applications.
Heat Treatability & Welding Capabilities
Certain SS alloys, such as 410, are heat treatable. This can be helpful when stainless steel tubes need to be modified to achieve certain physical or chemical properties. Certain Grades of SS Sheets can also be easily welded into various shapes and sizes.