Plates can be available in thicknesses ranging from 6mm to 80mm, in the following austenitic, ferritic, duplex, and martensitic grades:
Hot-rolled plates are further annealed to obtain good mechanical properties like toughness & ductility.
Plates with No. 1 finish as per ASTM A480/A480M can be produced after shot blasting (Mechanical removal of surface oxide layer) & pickling (oxide layer is removed by chemical reaction).
Due to the excellent ease of manufacturability, plates are used in tanks, pressure vessels, structural applications, etc.
It also offers excellent corrosion resistance properties.