Stainless steel plate is often referred to as 'corrosion-resistant steel' - it does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as normal carbon steel. It would however be misleading to say it is corrosion-proof. It differs significantly from standard carbon steel due to the amount of chromium present, which limits surface corrosion unlike carbon steel which will rust when exposed to air and any moisture in the atmosphere. Due to its anti-oxidation qualities, stainless steel is often a popular solution.
Applications of Stainless Steel Plate
Where low maintenance and corrosion resistance is required, stainless steel plates are a natural choice and are used in a diverse range of applications from modern architecture for cladding or fascias, to the food hygiene industry due to its anti-bacterial qualities.
Different Grades of Stainless Steel Plate
Masteel supplies stainless steel in a wide variety of grades and aesthetic finishes. There are many options available - for example adding carbon during the forming process will make the stainless steel more durable and stronger too.
Variety of Stainless Steel Plate
Masteel can supply stainless steel in coils, sheets, plates and bars and ship the material worldwide.
Industrial Use of Stainless Steel Plate
Examples of industrial uses of stainless steel plate are listed below.
- Chemical and fuel tankers
- Chemical and petro-chemical plants
- Food processing and pharmaceutical industries where clean environments are required
- Construction, modern architecture
Stainless Steel Supply Services
As a major stainless steel supplier, Masteel's supply services includes the following.
- major stockholding
- global shipping
- variety of finishes available
- heat resistant qualities when specified
- quick turnaround
- accurate 'in-house' cutting and profiling service
- high quality steel from major European steel mills
Stainless Steel Plate Specifications
The different grades of stainless steel plate are outlined in the following.
- 304 / 304L / 304H
- 316 / 316L / 316H / 316Ti
- 321 / 321H
To find out more about Masteel's services and our range of stainless steel plates please vist Masteel.
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Masteel UK Ltd.
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