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If you’re looking for strip metal that is both durable and versatile, Speciality Metals has the solution for you. Their 30mm Width x 6mm Thick Flat Bar Stainless Steel Strip Metal comes in various lengths and is perfect for a range of applications. Not only is it resistant to corrosion, weather, chemicals and heat, but it’s also malleable, making it easy to work with. What’s more, it has hygienic properties, making it ideal for use in industries where cleanliness is of utmost importance. So whether you’re working on a construction project or creating something in your own workshop, this flat bar stainless steel strip metal has got you covered.
Top quality flat bar stainless steel strip metal supplied straight from Warrington, UK. As the name suggests, stainless steel flat bar is essentially pre-fabricated stainless steel strips.
There are dozens of widths and thicknesses of Stainless Steel Strips available from 20mm x 3mm thick up to 50mm x 6mm thick.
Speciality Metals offers a 30mm Width x 6mm Thick Flat Bar Stainless Steel Strip Metal that comes in various lengths, making it versatile and adaptable to different applications. Not only is this strip metal durable, but it is also highly resistant to corrosion, weather, chemicals and heat, making it a reliable choice for harsh environments. Additionally, its malleability allows for easy fabrication and manipulation, which means it can be shaped to meet specific requirements without losing its strength. Furthermore, the strip metal boasts hygienic properties that make it ideal for use in industries where cleanliness is crucial, such as food and pharmaceutical. Overall, the 30mm Width x 6mm Thick Flat Bar Stainless Steel Strip Metal from Speciality Metals is a top-quality option for those who prioritise durability, versatility and resistance to different elements.
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Certainly, 304-grade stainless steel is highly suitable for food processing equipment. Its outstanding corrosion resistance, non-reactive properties and smooth surface make it an ideal choice for applications that demand cleanliness and hygiene. The alloy’s resistance to a wide range of chemicals, including various acids found in fruits, meats and milk, ensures that it doesn’t corrode or contaminate the food products it comes in contact with. Additionally, the smooth surface of 304 stainless steel prevents the accumulation of bacteria and microbes, a critical factor in food safety. Its ease of cleaning and sanitation further establishes its role in the food processing industry. Regulatory bodies in many countries approve the use of 304-grade stainless steel in direct contact with food, making it a staple material for equipment ranging from cooking utensils to large-scale processing machinery.
304-grade stainless steel is generally considered non-magnetic in its annealed state. The reason behind its non-magnetic nature is its austenitic structure, which is stabilised by elements like nickel. This austenitic phase, characterised by a face-centered cubic (fcc) crystal structure, is inherently non-magnetic. However, it’s essential to note that when 304 stainless steel undergoes cold working processes, such as bending, rolling or drawing, it can develop a slight magnetism. This change occurs because cold working can induce the transformation of some austenite to martensite or ferrite phases, both of which are magnetic. So, while a freshly annealed 304 stainless steel piece might exhibit no magnetic properties, a piece that has been significantly cold-worked might show slight magnetism.
Oxidation Resistance: 304 stainless steel demonstrates good oxidation resistance in intermittent service up to approximately 870°C (1598°F) and in continuous service to about 925°C (1697°F). However, continuous use at these temperatures might cause scaling and a decrease in ductility. In environments rich in sulfur, the maximum temperature for continuous service drops significantly due to the risk of sulfur compounds breaking down the protective oxide layer.
Strength: The mechanical properties of 304 stainless steel degrade as temperature rises. While it retains some strength, the alloy becomes softer at elevated temperatures. This is why it’s not recommended for structural applications at high temperatures.
Carbide Precipitation: Between 425°C (797°F) and 860°C (1580°F), 304 stainless steel can become sensitised. At these temperatures, there’s a risk of chromium carbide precipitation at the grain boundaries, which depletes the material of chromium at these sites, making it more susceptible to intergranular corrosion.
Thermal Expansion: Like all materials, 304 stainless steel expands when heated. It has a relatively high coefficient of thermal expansion, which means it expands more than carbon steel when exposed to the same temperature increase. This characteristic is crucial to consider when designing structures or components that will be subjected to temperature variations.
Welding: Welding of 304 stainless steel at high temperatures can lead to sensitisation if the cooling rate is not rapid enough, again due to the risk of chromium carbide precipitation.
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