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How is stainless steel made and specifications of ss 304l tube fittings

May 6, 2021 Off By Unifit Metalloys Inc

What is SS 304?

SS 304 is an austenitic grade of stainless steel offers outstanding features and abilities to work in versatile environment and conditions. Besides, the SS 304L is a low carbon containing material useful for producing different products like tube fittings, buttweld fittings, pipe fittings, etc. Here SS 304L (UNS S30403) tube fittings are a comprehensive product that carries excellent corrosion resistance to a wide range of corrosive conditions. Annealing above 1070 Degree C and rapid cooling offer corrosion resistance to tube fittings. The austenitic structure of stainless steel 304L offers the ability to deep-drawn without the process of annealing. SS 304 is also known as “18/8” stainless steel. The material is the most versatile and highly acknowledged material act as an alternative for various product. SS 304 holds excellent forming and welding features. Besides, it makes SS 304 popular for various industrial usage. SS 304L tube fittings are useful in petrochemicals, fabrication, heat exchangers, and others. 

What is SS 304L tube fitting?

Stainless steel tube fitting is known for outside diameter, wall thickness, material grade, capacity, and surface finish. SS 304 is a grade that makes tube fittings resistant to several corrosions, has sterile properties, and holds high quality with elegant appeal and strength. These SS 304L tube fittings are available in round, square, and rectangular shapes with varied wall thickness.

Manufacturing of SS 304L tube fittings

The production of these tube fittings, longitudinal welding, hot and cold drawing, or spiral welding are essential steps. Here, SS 304L grade is capable of undergoing through process of deep drawing without intermediate annealing. Also, the grade can quickly break and roll-formed to various components. Further, these SS 304L tube fittings are available in unpolished to superfine finished format. Unpolished tube fittings carry a 2B mill finish whereas standard polished product has a finely polished grit finish. The finishing of tube fittings depends upon its applicability and external appearance. One can perform welding to join tube fittings, which gives sturdiness to work in mechanical applications. Also, tube fittings are easy to dismantle for cleaning.