Stainless Steel Buttweld Fittings

Difference Between Stainless Steel 304 & 316 Welded Buttweld Fitting

Stainless Steel Welded Buttweld Fittings are used to change the direction of flow, pipe diameter and branching in the piping systems. Buttweld fittings are available in diverse range such as tees, caps, elbows, olets and reducers. These fittings are seamless and welded that can be formed using standard procedures. Apart from this, welded buttweld fittings are available in different sizes, schedules, dimensions, specifications and grades such as SS 304 and SS 316.

Stainless steel 304 Welded Buttweld Fittings:  

Chemical Composition: Stainless Steel 304 is one of the widely used austenitic alloy with 18% chromium, 8% nickel, and maximum of 0.08% carbon. It also contains other elements such as silicon and manganese.  Due to this unique combination, Stainless steel 304 Welded Buttweld Fittings offer excellent chemical and mechanical features even in hostile environments.

Features; Due to this exceptional composition SS 304 is used for the fabrication of Stainless steel 304 Welded Buttweld Fittings. These buttweld fittings offer excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation due to the chromium contents. SS 304 welded buttweld fittings offer excellent toughness and strength at cryogenic, low as well as elevated temperature conditions. These buutwled fittings have easy installation, fabrication, and can be easily cleaned.

Applications: Stainless steel 304 Welded Buttweld Fittings are used in the applications that require exceptional formability features. These welded buttweld fittings are considered as one of the most cost effective fittings of Stainless steel such as SS 316 Welded Buttweld fittings.  These buttweld fittings are widely used in food processing, power plant, car headers, screws, heat exchangers, chemical processing,  and many more.

Stainless steel 316 Welded Buttweld Fittings:

Chemical Composition: SS 316 is a molybdenum bearing grade that has higher amount of nickel and chromium. It also contains iron, silicon, carbon and manganese. Due to increased molybdenum content Stainless steel 316 Welded Buttweld Fittings offer excellent resistance than SS 304, particularly to corrosion, pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride containing atmospheres.

Features: These buttweld fittings offer excellent weldability and formability features. Stainless steel 316 Welded Buttweld Fittings are mostly used in the marine environments as these offers resistance to seawater, and surface corrosion. These welded buttweld fittings offer higher toughness and flexibility in environments that includes corrosive elements.

Applications: Stainless steel 316 Welded Buttweld Fittings are suitable to use in the marine applications, oil refineries, boat fittings, chemical equipment, and many more.

Difference Between Stainless Steel 304 & 316 Welded Buttweld Fitting

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