304 stainless steel tube is grade of austenitic stainless steels are the most versatile and widely used stainless steels which exhibit excellent corrosion resistance to a wide range of corrosive environments. These are the commercial tubing grades having good machine ability and have excellent weld-ability characteristics with or without the addition of filler metals. 304 stainless steel tubing is a very low carbon “18-8” austenitic chromium-nickel steel with good corrosion resistance and superior resistance to inter granular corrosion following welding or stress relieving. These tubes can be safely used for most operations of welded construction due to low carbon content that limits the formation of harmful carbides. 304 stainless steel tubes are available in specifications such as ASTM A269, ASTM A249, ASTM A270, ASTM A554, ASME SA249, ASTM A778, ASTM A908, ASTM A269, ASTM A213, ASME SA213 in welded and seamless both.
304 stainless steel tube is a good general all-purpose which are being exclusively used in many areas like in Sinks and splashbacks, Saucepans, Cutlery and flatware, Sanitary ware and troughs, Architectural panelling and Tubing. As these are good in corrosive environments it is eing used in paper and chemical industries. It is widely accepted in such industries as dairy, beverage, and other food industries where the highest degree of sanitation and cleanliness in very important. Many 304 stainless steel tube suppliers we have in India, Aesteiron Steels Pvt. Ltd. in India is the one of the big export house for the stainless tubes which exports these tubes in large quantities especially to South Africa.
The rate of urbanization is increasing and South Africa is now fastest growing economic region in the world. As they have undertaken several big industrial projects such as Windjammer Exploration Well in which the length of the basin is around 400km and its breadth is 160km; Ibhubesi Gas Field, Orange Basin in which the gas output from the field will be transported to the shore through a 400km long subsea pipeline; Kizomba Offshore Field Deepwater Project, Angola, Mossel Bay, South Africa and many more. For all these they are in more demand of stainless steel tubing for their projects’high performance as these tubes are best choice required in these projects. So, 304 stainless steel tube demand is rising in south Africa.