Stainless steel – basic grade characteristics
Notions such as „stainless steel” or „acid resistant steel” are conventional. Each grade has a top corrosion resistance level defined for the specific working conditions which depend on e.g. temperature.
|304||Very popular general purpose stainless steel. Used in food industry for parts that are not in contact with food.|
|316||Acid resistant steel widely used in chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry with improved corrosion resistance|
(in comparison to AISI 304 steel).
|316L||Acid resistant steel with reduced carbon content for increased intercrystalline corrosion resistance. Used|
especially for welding connections.