Stainless Steel Plate
Stainless steels are defined as ferrous alloys with the addition of at least 10.5% chromium by weight and are essentially low carbon steels containing significant amounts of chromium. It is the addition of chromium that gives this type of steel its corrosion resisting properties.
The chromium content of the steel allows the formation of an invisible corrosion resistant chromium oxide film on the steel surface. If damaged mechanically or chemically this film is self-healing providing that oxygen, even in very small amounts, is present. The corrosion resistance of stainless steel can be enhanced along with providing other useful properties by increasing the chromium content and by adding other elements such as molybdenum, nickel, and nitrogen.
The primary consideration in specifying stainless steel for a project is corrosion or oxidation (rust) resistance. Following on from that are its mechanical and physical properties (such as strength and hardenability), the available fabrication techniques, and the material costs (including total life cycle costs).
Stainless steel plate is used for a huge variety of applications in many diverse industries including nuclear, pharmaceutical, food processing, petrochemical, architecture, and chemical transportation.
As a leading stainless steel supplier, Brown McFarlane has one of the largest stock ranges of stainless steel plate in Europe.
- Products always available in grades 304, 316, S31803 (Duplex), and both S32750 and S32760 (Super Duplex).
- The plate stock is held in large area format in lengths up to 12,000 mm and width up to 3,000 mm.
- Can be offered as full size plate, cut plate, or cut to any size or shape using our computer controlled high definition plasma machines.
Stainless Steel Plate Supplier
For more information, click on the following links:
Each one will take you to our separate product pages for each category of stainless steel plate held in our stocks and processed by us.
An Interview with David Smith
David Smith is Brown McFarlane’s Product Manager for stainless steel plate. In this interview, he talks about our range of products and services.
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|Austenitic||304 / 304L||1.4301 / 1.4307|
|Austenitic||316 / 316L||1.4401 / 1.4404|
|Austenitic||321 / 321H|
- ASME / ASTM SA / A 240
- BS EN10028-7
- NACE MR 0175 / ISO 15156
- EN 10088/2
- EN 10088/4
- CE Marking
|Plate Thickness:||5 mm to 100 mm|
|Plate Width:||1,500 mm, 2,000 mm, 2,500 mm, 3, 000 mm|
|Plate length:||up to 12,000 mm|