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Stainless steel is used in various applications like it’s utilised to build sinks and faucets, and it’s recently become a popular appliance surface material. Stainless steel is a chromium-based steel alloy and other metals, such as nickel, can be alloyed with stainless steel, making distinguishing stainless steel from other metals even more difficult. 

Many criteria are considered when deciding the grade of stainless pipe fittings to use. The primary standards for stainless steel are that they are corrosion resistant in a particular application or environment. 

What is the worth of stainless steel?

Well, it’s worth a lot more than what you’d get for more common ferrous metals, so it’s worth your time and effort to figure out what you have before selling it. Learning how to identify the various metals you have is essential for metal recycling to optimise your profits.

Magnetic and non-magnetic.

Stainless steel is a unique metal in that it can be magnetic or non-magnetic, making it difficult for those of us who are new to scrapping to distinguish it from aluminium or other metals. However, the magnetic or non-magnetic properties of stainless steel are determined by the alloy composition. The magnetic qualities of nickel and iron are negated by chromium, rendering stainless steel non-magnetic. There are three things you should know about stainless steel:

  • Stainless steel containing nickel can be magnetic at times.
  • In most circumstances, a nickel and chromium alloy will not be magnetic.
  • In the majority of circumstances, a nickel-copper alloy will not be magnetic.

Stainless Steel Tubing Grades and Applications

Stainless steel is available in a variety of grades ranging from 100 to 600. The 400 series is the most affordable. It is magnetic and easy to recognise because it does not include nickel. The 300 series is non-magnetic stainless steel widely found at scrap metal yards, however, the value varies depending on the grade. 304-grade stainless steel contains around 18 percent chromium and 8% nickel, which is why it is usually referred to as 18-8 in the industry. 316 grade, on the other hand, contains 16 per cent chromium, 10% nickel, and 2% molybdenum, making it more valuable than 304 grade.

Used in following applications

  • Surgical applications
  • Food and beverage equipment
  • Wastewater equipment
  • Chemical equipment, and
  • Architectural applications.

Seal Excel is a pipe fittings manufacturer that exclusively provides lasting, high-precision, and safe goods to its customers. The pipe fittings, Pipe Coupling, adapters, and couplings are all intended to adhere to strict quality control methods that have been certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards.

The stainless steel pipe fittings are developed and manufactured to provide leak-free efficiency and system safety in various industries, including the oil, petrochemical, gas, and power generation industries and the chemical industry.

To meet your requirements, we design and manufacture fittings, valves, and adapters out of stainless steel 316. You can choose from a wide choice as All pieces can survive harsh environments and come in various diameters. They can also be purchased as complete connecting systems.