Annealed seamless stainless steel tubing is suitable for applications demanding higher strengths and tighter tolerances. Without a seam or weld point, this annealed tubing can withstand higher pressure and resist corrosion. This tubing has a high degree of ductility, and therefore has excellent drawing, forming and spinning properties. Because no welding is involved, no microscopic changes occur in the grain structure, and there is less particle accumulation in the tubing. This material is stronger than welded tubing and can be flared without splitting.
Application Examples ▼
Critical functions for annealed stainless steel tubing include applications in the chemical, refrigeration, paper and food processing industries. There are also petrochemical, gas and nuclear applications where high pressures and exposure to corrosive environments are prevalent. This seamless tubing also transports liquids and gases in chloride environments. In higher temperature applications where pressure is a concern, this tubing provides a better option than braid reinforced plastic or rubber tubing, such as silicone.
Stock & Customization ▼
Component Supply stocks both 304 and 316 annealed stainless steel tubing in 30-inch and 60-inch lengths. The 316 contains less chromium and adds molybdenum making it more effective in resisting corrosion in certain environments. The 304 also has effective corrosion resistance but is more economical than the 316. Our proprietary processes and equipment enable us to customize this material to our customers' specifications in the following ways: precision cutting smaller lengths, deburring the ID and the OD and bending, beveling and cleaning the tubes. Standard lengths are shipped in protective round plastic storage tubes.
Quality Assurance ▼
Our stock of annealed stainless steel tubing meets ASTM A269
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