In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French "inoxydable", is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.
Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required.
Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by the amount of chromium present. Unprotected carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film (the rust) is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide; and, because of the greater volume of the iron oxide, this tends to flake and fall away. Stainless steels contain sufficient chromium to form a passive film of chromium oxide, which prevents further surface corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion to the steel surface and blocks corrosion from spreading into the metal's internal structure, and, due to the similar size of the steel and oxide ions, they bond very strongly and remain attached to the surface.
Passivation occurs only if the proportion of chromium is high enough and oxygen is present.
Approx. 265 / Kilogram(s) Get Latest PriceWe have emerged as a leading organization, engaged in offering superior quality Stainless Steel 316Ti (1.4571) Pipes. These pipes are manufactured by our skilled professionals using excellent quality steel and the latest technology. Offered pipes are essentially a standard carbon 316 type with titanium stabilization and is similar in principle to the titanium stabilization of the 304 (1.4301) type to produce 321 (1.4541). In order to ensure quality, the entire range is stringently tested on various parameters by our quality controllers. Apart from this, clients can avail the entire range from us in various customized options and at industrial leading prices.
Reviewed by 44 Users
Most Relevant Reviews