304/304L Stainless Steel

Type 304, 304L stainless steel serves a wide range of applications. It withstands ordinary rusting in architecture, it is resistant to food processing environments, it resists organic chemicals, dyestuffs, and a wide variety of inorganic chemicals.

Marco Specialty Steel offers the following products:

  • Wire Cloth
  • Perforated Metal
  • Expanded Metal
  • Bar Grating
  • Grip-Trac
  • Perf-Trac
  • Hex Metal

Principal Design Features

A low carbon version of type 304 stainless. 304L is used almost interchangeably with 304 but is preferred for welding operations. It offers a good combination of strength, corrosion resistance and fabricability.

Chemistry
Carbon 0.03 max
Chromium 18 - 20
Iron Balance
Manganese 2 max
Nickel 8 - 12
Phosphorus 0.045 max
Silicon 1 max
Sulphur 0.03 max
Physical Data
Density (lb / cu. in.) 0.29
Specific Gravity 7.9
Specific Heat (Btu/lb/Deg F - [32-212 Deg F]) 0.12
Electrical Resistivity (microhm-cm (at 68 Deg F)) 432
Melting Point (Deg F) 2650
Modulus of Elasticity Tension 28

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