What is Grade 304 Stainless Steel?


What is Grade 304 Stainless Steel?

Grade 304 stainless steel is generally regarded as the most
common austenitic stainless steel. It contains high nickel content that is
typically between 8 and 10.5 percent by weight and a high amount of chromium at
approximately 18 to 20 percent by weight. Other major alloying elements include
manganese, silicon, and carbon. The remainder of the chemical composition is
primarily iron.


The high amounts of chromium and nickel give 304 stainless
steel excellent corrosion resistance. Common applications of 304 stainless
steel include:


  • Appliances
    such as refrigerators and dishwashers
  • Commercial
    food processing equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Piping
  • Heat
  • Structures
    in environments that would corrode standard carbon steel.

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