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Steel Specs and Characteristics: 304 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel

November 06, 2013 in Blog, Pipe by

Stainless steelSteel. It’s resistant to corrosion and staining. It’s low-maintenance and attractive. It’s even recyclable. Simply put, steel is an incredibly useful material.

As such, it’s used in a variety of applications, from household items to industrial equipment, and even in the automotive, aerospace and architectural industries. There are over 150 grades of the material, offering the perfect steel for nearly any project, but two types tend to set the standard. Take a look at them below, as we examine their properties, differences and most popular uses.

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304 Pipe, Fittings and Flanges for a Houston Client

December 18, 2012 in Blog, Jobs/Projects by

A recent order of 304 pipes, fittings and flanges went out to a customer in Houston. See the pictures in the gallery below.

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Why You Should Buy I-Beam Steel and 304 Stainless Steel Bars

October 05, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, Structural by

About I-Beam SteelI-beam steel

I-beams are beams with an I- or H-shaped cross section; the vertical structure is referred to as the web, while the horizontal structures of the beam are referred to as the flanges. While the web resists forces, the flanges resist the bending movement brought upon the beam.

There are two I-beam structures that are typically seen:

  • A rolled I-beam, which, depending on the material, is formed by cold rolling, hot rolling or extrusion
  • A plate girder, which is formed by welding, riveting or bolting plates

Most commonly, I-beams are made of structural steel. Sometimes, though, they may be formed from aluminum or a variance of other materials.

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Introduction to 316 Stainless Steel Tubing

August 31, 2011 in Blog, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

St. Louis Pipe and Supply carries the exact grade of tubing you need for your project. Some of the common grades we regularly supply can be found here.  One of the grades we supply most is 316 stainless steal tube. But, there is sometimes confusion between the different grades of 316 stainless steal tube.

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