Stainless Steel In Chemical Industry

Probably the most demanding industries that use stainless steels are the chemical, processing and oil & gas industries have created a large market for stainless tanks, pipes, pumps and valves as well. One of the first major success stories for 304/316 stainless steel was the storage of dilute nitric acid as it could be used in thinner sections and was more robust than other materials. Special grades of stainless have been developed to have greater corrosion resistance at a broad range of different temperatures. These are used in desalination plants, sewage plants, offshore oilrigs, harbor supports and ships propellers.

Stainless Steel pipes & tubes have significant applications in chemical, processing and oil & gas industries. SS pipes & tubes exhibit superior corrosion resistance, heat resistance and low-temperature properties & have been used as raw materials that can withstand harsh environments as seen in petroleum, brewery, Sugar, refining, oil & gas industries.

Application/Use Stainless Steel
Type EN 10088 Grade
Processing and reaction vessels, storage tanks and vessels, pumps, pipelines and tubes, heat exchangers, scrubber units, taps and valves Austenitic 1.4305 (AISI 303)*
1.4301 (AISI 304)
1.4307 (AISI 304L)
1.4541 (AISI 321)
1.4401 (AISI 316)
1.4404 (AISI 316L)
1.4571 (AISI 316Ti)
1.4438 (AISI 317L)
Duplex 1.4547 (ASTM S31254)[254 SMO]
1.4362 (ASTM S32304)[2304]
1.4462 (ASTM S31803)[2205]
1.4410 (ASTM S32750)[2507]