Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

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We are stockholders and suppliers of stainless steel in the following types or grades:

Grade

We can supply these grades of stainless steel in the various forms listed on the right.

Other steel grades are also available – please call for availability – 01902 423674 – and for local or national delivery.

Forms

  • Sheets
  • Perforated sheet
  • Weld mesh
  • Plate
  • Round bar
  • Square bar
  • Flat bar
  • Hexagon
  • Seamless Tube: Mechanical & Hydraulic
  • Welded tube in:
    • round
    • square
    • rectangular

Stainless Steel

We are often asked what is stainless steel? and what makes stainless steel ‘stainless’?

‘Stainless’ is a general name for steels which are iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Today stainless steel refers to a whole range of different steel types and grades that are resistant to corrosion and oxidation. The Chromium content of these steels creates a very thin layer of oxide on the surface called the passive layer. This layer prevents further corrosion of the surface and increasing the percentage of Chromium increases resistance to corrosion.

Different grades of stainless steel will contain varying amounts of Carbon, Silicon and Manganese. Other properties are are managed by the addition of elements such as Nickel and Molybdenum – these will affect enhanced formability and increased corrosion resistance or strength.

When choosing a type or grade of steel consider the corrosion resistance requirements of the application or environment, then consider the additional mechanical or physical properties that are needed to achieve the service performance you require.