Stainless Steel Tube

Kloeckner Metals proudly supplies stainless steel tube grades in a variety of finishes nationwide across our network of 40+ branches.

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More Details About Each Stainless Steel Tube Grade

  • 304

    304 grade stainless is common in the oil and gas industries, as well as in the food service industry. Because of its high strength, corrosion resistance, and formability, it is one of the most popular stainless steel grades. It also has a chemical composition with lower carbon content and good ductility.

  • 304L

    304L is the ultra-low carbon variant of 304 stainless. It is more resistant to intergranular corrosion than 304.

  • 316L

    316L is the ultra-low carbon variant of 316 stainless. Some applications for this stainless steel grade include: chemical processing equipment, furnace pans, and marine applications. Excellent corrosion resistance makes it a top choice for heat exchangers, jet engine parts, evaporators, textile processing equipment, and tubing exposed to marine environments.

  • 409

    409 grade stainless steel tube shows excellent corrosion resistance making it useful in applications like automotive and truck exhaust systems, heat exchangers, agricultural spreaders, fuel filters, gas turbine exhaust silencers, and other applications where toughness and weldability are required.

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General Info About Stainless Steel Tube

Stainless steel has become a staple of the metals industry because of the strength, corrosion resistance, and machinability that it provides. Stainless steel tube is frequently used in the automotive, food service, chemical, and marine industries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is stainless steel tube?

    ANSWER:

    Stainless steel tube is a stainless steel product commonly used for industrial applications. Kloeckner Metals stocks it in various grades and finishes and will deliver the product to customer’s exact specification.

  • What are some common applications for this stainless product?

    ANSWER:

    Stainless tube can be used for a variety of applications in a range of industries from handrails to exhaust piping, and medical to marine equipment. It’s seen in the construction, architecture, aerospace, automotive, food service, and oil and gas industries, among others.

  • What is the difference between 304 and 304L?

    ANSWER:

    304L stainless is the ultra-low carbon variant of 304. This means that the maximum carbon content permitted is lower than it is for the 304 grade. In this case, the carbon content must be lower than 0.03%, whereas the 304 stainless grade may contain up to 0.08% carbon.

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