Type 304 – ASTM A240, ASTM A666, AMS 5513 Type 304L – ASTM A240, ASTM A666, AMS 5511
Type 304 Stainless Steel is the most widely used of the austenitic (chromium/nickel) stainless steels.
In the annealed condition it is essentially non-magnetic and becomes slightly magnetic with the application of cold work.
Type 304L Stainless Steel is preferred in welding applications to exclude the formation of chromium carbides during cooling in the heat affected region of the weld.
These alloys represent an excellent combination of corrosion resistance and fabricability.
Chemical equipment and piping, heat exchanger components, dairy and food handling equipment and utensils,
cryogenic vessels and components, architectural and structural applications exposed to non-marine atmospheres