T304 SS

Our material of choice, 304 Stainless Steel has been an industry standard for decades.

When to Choose 304 Stainless Steel

  • Architectural moldings and trim
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Welded components of, textile, paper, pharmaceutical and chemical industry processing equipment

Heat Tolerances

The maximum temperature that 304 Stainless Steel can be exposed to continuously without appreciable scaling is about 1650°F (899°C). For intermittent exposure, the maximum exposure temperature is about 1500°F (816°C).

 

Corrosion & Oxidation Resistance

Type 304 Stainless Steel exhibits excellent resistance to a wide range of atmospheric, chemical, textile, petroleum, and food industry exposures


Weld-ability

The austenitic class of stainless steels is generally considered to be weldable by common fusion and resistance techniques


Tensile Strength

Physical Properties                                   Metric                              English

Tensile Strength, Ultimate                       505 MPa                          73200 psi

Tensile Strength, Yield                            215 MPa                           31200 psi

Elongation at Break                                    70 %                                70 %

Modulus of Elasticity                             193 - 200 GPa               28000 - 29000 ksi


Heat Treatments

Type 304 is non-hardenable by heat treatment. 


Form-ability

Type 304 Stainless Steel has very good draw-ability. a combination of low yield strengthen and high elongation permits successful forming of complex shapes.