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Stainless Steel Sheet

Stainless steel (ss) is an alloy, which is iron-based and contains various combinations of other elements to give it characteristics suitable for a wide range of applications. The element that makes stainless steel stainless is chromium. By definition, any steel, which contains a minimum of 11% chromium, is a stainless steel. The chromium content in the steel produces a rich, transparent oxide film, which coats the steel and protects it from corrosion and oxidation.

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Performances of Stainless Steel Sheet

  • Corrosion resistance

  • Wear resistance

  • Good mechanic properties

  • Anti-high temperature

  • High strength

  • Polished beautiful surface

  • Easy to install

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Designation System

  • 300's - Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel this series is austenitic, non-heat treatable, and non-magnetic.

  • 400's - Chromium Stainless Steel this series is martensitic, heat treatable and magnetic. It also includes types, which are ferrite, non-heat treatable, and magnetic.

  • "L" at the end of the series number indicates low-carbon content. (Example: 304L)

  • "F" at the end of the series number indicates the addition of a "free-machining" element. (Example: 440F)

  • Other letters used at the end of the series number signify the symbol of the element added to the alloy. (Example: 440C - the C being the symbol for the Carbon additive)

Classifications of Stainless Steel Sheet

There are several classifications of stainless steel sheet based on different characteristics, such as grade, finish, and thickness. Here are some common classifications:

1. Grade: Stainless steel sheets are classified based on their composition and performance characteristics. The most commonly used grades include:

   - 304: This is the most common grade of stainless steel and is used for general-purpose applications.

   - 316: This grade has a higher corrosion resistance and is commonly used for applications in marine environments or in the presence of chemicals.

   - 430: This grade offers good corrosion resistance and is often used for decorative purposes.

2. Finish: Stainless steel sheets can have various finishes that determine their appearance and properties.

   - No. 1 Finish: This is a hot-rolled, annealed, and pickled finish that is often used for industrial applications.

   - No. 2B Finish: This is a bright, cold-rolled finish with a smooth, reflective surface. It is commonly used for decorative applications.

   - No. 4 Finish: This is a brushed or satin finish that provides a textured look. It is often used for decorative or architectural applications.

3. Thickness: Stainless steel sheets come in various thicknesses, which determine their strength and suitability for specific applications.

   - Thin Sheets: These are typically less than 0.6mm in thickness and are often used for lightweight applications or where flexibility is required.

   - Medium Sheets: These are usually between 0.6mm and 3.0mm in thickness and are commonly used for general-purpose applications.

   - Thick Sheets: These are typically thicker than 3.0mm and provide higher strength and durability. They are often used in structural or heavy-duty applications.

These are just a few classifications of stainless steel sheets, and there may be other classifications based on specific requirements or standards.

Stainless Steel Sheets Universal Sizes

  • Stainless steel plate thickness is usually 0.3-120mm.

  • Stainless steel plate width is usually 1000mm-3000mm.

  • Stainless steel plate length is usually 2000mm-6000mm.

In addition to these general standard sizes, stainless steel plates can also be customized to the customer's needs. The size of the customized stainless steel plate can be adjusted according to the specific application requirements. It should be noted that the size of stainless steel plates produced by different manufacturers may vary. When selecting stainless steel plate suppliers, attention should be paid to check whether their product specifications and sizes meet their needs. Gallianz is a professional and reliable stainless steel sheets supplier.

Applications of Stainless Steel Sheet

The stainless steel sheets used for high temperature resistance are 310S, 309S, 2205, 253MA, etc; The stainless steel sheets used for chemical plates are 316L, 316Ti, 321,304L, 304, 304J1, 202,201, etc.

Stainless steel sheet is an important material manufactured for various boilers, process pipelines, heat exchanger pipes, "urea grade" special pipes, double-phase stainless steel pipes, the world's most advanced basic water purification material, equipments and components. It is widely used in industry, construction, car, household electrical appliances, Paper and Pulp Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Food, Chemical & Petrochemical, Aircraft and Aerospace, Nuclear power, Machinery, Metallurgical Smelting Industry etc. The future civilian sector will be a huge market for stainless steel pipes.

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