Type 304 Stainless Steel is the basic “18 — 8” chromium-nickel stainless steel. It combines excellent technical properties with remarkable resistance to many corrosive agents its high resistance to rust, and high fabrication ability’s in a wide range of industries. They are a relatively low cost stainless product and used in a variety of applications. 304 grades have excellent low temperature properties and respond well to hardening by cold working.
APPLICATIONS Used where corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties are primary requirements. These grades are widely accepted in such industries as dairy, beverage and other food products where the highest degree of sanitation and cleanliness is of prime importance. Pharmaceutical manufacturing, braces, tanks, frames to support equipment.
WELDABILITY Easily welded by all the commercial processes except forging or hammer welding. The resulting weld had good toughness and ductility. Annealing is recommended after welding to maintain maximum corrosion resistance.