304 food grade stainless steel pipe
304 stainless steel pipe is one of the most widely used stainless steel product in the world. This is an austenitic stainless steel with chromium and nickel contents in it. The pipes are made through either hot rolled or cold drawn conditions. There are different standards that govern the diameter, strength and pressure containment capacities.
There are different grades of the 304 stainless steel pipe types used in different applications. The 304 material can come in 304H and 304L configuration as well. They both have the same composition except for the carbon level. They can also be graded to handle food from a domestic scale to an industrial scale. The food grade stainless steel pipes are used in kitchen appliances such as spoons, dishes and so on. They are also used in food and beverages industries such as containers, pipes and fluid flow systems. The major reason for the usage in food applications is the corrosion resistance of this material. in addition to the mechanical properties of the material, the 304 stainless steel seamless pipe reduces oxidation corrosion by providing a smooth surface. The roughness of seamless pipes is very low compared to the hot rolled and welded ones. So the food grade pipes do not affect the food by contaminating it with corroded or worn off parts. The stainless steel pipe price list will have deviations based on the material make, the diameters, the standards, the pressure classes, the grades and the specific requirements of the industries.