What is 304 stainless steel?

What is 304 stainless steel?

304 stainless steel is the most widely recognized stainless steel. The steel contains both chromium's contains 15% and 20% and nickel in between 2% and 10.5% of metals as the fundamental non-iron constituents. It is austenitic stainless steel.Type 304stainless steel has less electrically and thermally conductive than carbon steel and is basically non-attractive. It has a higher corrosion resistance than normal steel and is generally utilized because of the ease in which it is framed into different shapes.

Uses Of Type 304 Stainless Steel

304 stainless steel is likewise utilized in the engineering field for outside accents, for example, water and fire highlights. It is likewise a typical coil material for vaporizers. Type 304 with its chromium-nickel substance and low carbon is the most adaptable and generally utilized of austenitic stainless steel. Its alloys are on the whole changes of the 18% chromium,8%nickel austenitic composite. Type 304 demonstrates to be resistant to oxidation, durability and corrosion. All give simplicity of manufacture and cleaning prevention of item pollution offer an assortment of completions and appearances

Application Of Type 304 Stainless Steel

  • Heat Exchangers
  • Threaded fasteners
  • Springs
  • Refrigerators and dishwashers
  • Commercial food processing equipment
  • An assortment of household applications
  • welded screens for water filtration, mining and quarrying.
  • Industrial applications such asfood handling and processing hardware, screws, apparatus parts and vehicle headers
  • Brewing where it is utilized in pipelines, yeast dish, aging tanks, stockpiling and railroad vehicles, etc.

This application requires excellent formability and cost concerns. Grade 304 is typically more affordable than other grades of stainless steel.

Characteristics Of Grade 304 Stainless Steel

  • Shaping and welding properties
  • Corrosion/ oxidation resistance
  • Excellent drawing quality
  • Magnificent strength, even down to cryogenic temperatures which are characterized as exceptionally low temperatures
  • Low-temperature properties reacting great to solidifying by cool working
  • The simplicity of cleaning, simplicity of fabrication and beauty of appearance

304 Stainless Steel Physical Properties:

  • Modulus of Elasticity (MPa): 193 x 103 in tension
  • Melting Range: 2550-2650°F (1399-1454°C)
  • Specific Heat: 500 J/kg °K (0-100°C)
  • Thickness(density): 8.03g/cm3
  • Electrical resistivity: 72 microhm-cm (20C)
  • Thermal conductivity: 16.3 W/m-k (100°C)

Type304 Stainless steel can withstand corrosion from most oxidizing acids. 304 stainless steel does have one weakness, it is vulnerable to corrosion from chloride arrangements or from saline situations like the coast. Chloride particles can make limited zones of consumption called pitting, which can spread underneath protective chromium barriers to compromise internal structures.

Grade 304 has great oxidation resistance in irregular support of 870 °C, and in constant support of 925 °C. Persistent utilization of 304 in the 425-860 °C run isn't prescribed if resulting aqueous corrosion resistance is significant. Grade 304L is more resistant to carbide precipitation and can be heated into this temperature range than 304 grade. Type 304 has the equivalent amazing combination of strength, corrosion resistance andworkabilityas Type 302, and it costs the equivalent. Subsequently, this sort is broadly utilized and is more well known than type 302. The most extreme temperature to which type 304 can be exposed consistently without considerable scaling is about 1650F. For the Fahrenheit cycle expose, the maximum exposure temperature is about 1500F.

Type 304 has great natural forgeability, however, its differences from carbon and alloy steels must be considered. Type304 has higher hot quality than carbon compound than martensitic stainless steels, consequently, a lot higher manufacturing weights or more hammer blows are required to produce it and other austenitic hardened steels. In fact, a few fold the amount of vitality is required to manufacture 300 arrangement hardened steels as is required for carbon and compositesteels. 


08 Jan, 2020
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