|Minimum Order Quantity||50 Kilogram|
|Surface Finish||Mill Finished|
|Unit Length||6 m|
Stainless steel, since its development more than a hundred years ago, has become one of the world’s most popular and versatile materials, and is now indispensible in a variety of industries. This includes a number of uses specifically for stainless steel pipes, which benefit from the metal’s many positive properties.
While steel had been around for centuries, it was vulnerable to corrosion and had other drawbacks that led scientists to look for alternative alloys that could work better in harsh conditions. It had been recognized in the early 1800’s that an iron-chromium combination offered superior rust resistance, but it took another century before they finally zeroed in on the right formula.
Finally, in 1912, Harry Brearley of Brown-Firth research laboratory discovered a martensitic stainless steel alloy. They labeled the new material Staybrite, and beginning with the entrance canopy for the Savoy Hotel in London, stainless steel would quickly go on to revolutionize a number of industries.
By definition, stainless steel is an iron alloy that contains a minimum of 10.5% chromium. There is a tremendous variety in the types of alloys available on the market, and they each differ in their exact chemical makeup. Alloying elements such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium, carbon, nitrogen, and copper can boost the strength, formability, and other properties of stainless steel.
To qualify as a stainless steel, it must meet guidelines for corrosion resistance in a specific environment. This resistance arises from the metal’s chromium oxide outer layer. This microscopic surface film is referred to as a passivation layer because it naturally reacts with oxygen found in the surrounding air and prevents any further corrosion. Furthermore, the layer is able to repair itself if it receives any damage such as scratches or nicks.