Stainless steel (SS) is an alloy of steel -itself an alloy of iron and carbon – with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content. Carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to air and moisture. In SS, however the chromium present undergoes passivation, forming an inert layer of chromium oxide on the surface. This layer prevents further corrosion of the underlying metal.
Hence SS alloys are used widely in precision pipe fittings. SS pipe fittings suppliers find a great deal of demand for their products across many industries. Let us have a look at SS and its properties: