Stainless Steel Plate

Kloeckner Metals is proud to specialize in stainless steel plate grades alongside a breadth of stainless steel products.

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  • 201

    201 stainless is an austenitic steel with magnetic properties when cold worked. With high toughness at lower temperatures, this grade exhibits good strength and is weldable. It can be bench formed and roll formed, however, it is not hardenable by heat treatment. You’ll see this grade in appliances, food service equipment including cooking utensils, sinks, restaurant kitchen tables and shelving, as well as for architectural applications like window trim, doors, and trailers.

  • 201LN

    This austenitic steel grade is intended for subzero temperature conditions, since as temperature decreases this stainless steel grade increases in yield and tensile strength. Some popular applications for this grade include liquid oxygen tanks and accessories as well as liquid hydrogen handling equipment. 201LN is also used for structural applications like bulk transport equipment and truck trailers.

  • 304

    304 shows high strength, excellent corrosion resistance and outstanding formability. This grade is very ductile due to lower carbon content, and can be easily cold worked by roll forming, deep drawing, and bending. This grade is suitable for forming complex shapes. This grade commonly shows up in the oil and gas and food service industries.

  • 304L

    This grade is an extra-low carbon variant of 304. One major advantage of this stainless grade is that it can be used for weldments when exposed to extreme corrosive environments at temperatures below 800°F. It is sometimes preferred over 304 stainless due to the fact that is less susceptible to intergranular corrosion.

  • 316L

    316L is the extra-low carbon variant of 316 stainless steel. It is an austenitic steel which will become slightly magnetic after significant cold working. The reason for this grades superior corrosion resistance is the addition of molybdenum. It is purposed in chemical processing equipment, furnace pans, and exposed marine tubing. Its superior corrosion resistance makes it an outstanding choice for heat exchangers, jet engine parts, evaporators, textile processing equipment, and tubing exposed to marine environments.

  • 409

    409 shows excellent corrosion resistance. It is commonly used in automotive and truck exhaust systems, heat exchangers as well as agricultural spreaders, fuel filters, and turbine exhaust silencers. This grade is also good for other applications where severe forming requirements, toughness, and improved weldability are required.

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General Info About Stainless Steel Plate

Strength, corrosion resistance, and machinability make stainless steel plate one of the most popular metal products in modern use. All stainless steels have approximately 11% chromium content, and the stainless group contains grades with various microstructures, including austenitic, martensitic, ferritic, and duplex as well as different alloy compositions that accentuate characteristics like tensile strength and ductility.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is stainless steel plate?


    Stainless steel plate is a stainless steel product, available in a range of alloys that offer a wide range of mechanical properties depending on the chemical composition, microstructure, and processing. Kloeckner Metals will deliver stainless steel plate products to each customer’s exact specifications, including in the annealed hot rolled and pickled condition.

  • Which industries will you see stainless steel?


    Stainless steel can be seen across a range of industries including the automotive industry, appliance industry, and food service industry.

  • Which stainless steel plate grade is the easiest to weld?


    Most stainless steels are considered weldable. The advantage of 409 stainless is that it is a lower grade ferritic stainless and is available as metal cored wire that can help maintain weld toughness. Generally speaking, austenitic steels are easier to weld due to their lower thermal and electrical conductivity.

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