What are the Most Common Applications of Stainless Steel Tubes?
Stainless steel has been one of the most common and versatile materials in the world since its production more than a hundred years ago and is now indispensable for a variety of industries. Stainless steel is an iron alloy with a chromium content of at least 10.5 per cent. Chromium impedes corrosion by forming a thin oxide film on the steel sheet. Increasing the amount of chromium provides greater corrosion resistance. Stainless steel also comprises varying amounts of manganese, carbon, and silicon. Certain elements such as nickel and molybdenum are also widely used to improve the formability and resistance to corrosion.