Stainless Steel Plate

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.

Stainless Steel Plate Supplier

Brown McFarlane has one of the largest stock ranges of stainless steel plate in Europe with 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 and can be offered as full size plate, cut plate, or cut to any size or shape using our computer controlled high definition plasma machines. 

This allows our customers to reduce fabrication costs, save time, and minimise scrap by purchasing the optimum size and amount of material to match the needs of their projects.

For more information, click on the following links:

   > Type 304 / Type 304L
   > Type 316 / Type 316L
   > Duplex Stainless Plate 
   > Super Duplex Stainless Plate

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.


Stainless Steel Plate Stock Product Range


 Austenitic  304 / 304L  1.4301 / 1.4307    
 Austenitic  316 / 316L  1.4401 / 1.4404    
 Duplex  S31803  1.4462  S32205  2205
 Super Duplex  S32750  1.4410  2507  
 Super Duplex  S32760  1.4501  Zeron 100  


  • ASME / ASTM SA / A 240
  • BS EN10028-7
  • Norsok MDS D45
  • Norsok MDS D55
  • NACE MR 0175 / ISO 15156

Size Range:

 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


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.





Plate Cutting

Plate Processing

  • Weld preparations
  • Grinding
  • Drilling and tapping
  • Pressing
  • Machining
  • Shotblasting and painting
  • Rolling
  • Rolled shells
  • Dished ends
  • Clad plates


 Stainless Steel, Duplex pdf icon

A full list of sizes, specifications and processing facilities of our range of wide, large area stainless and super steel plate.

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Or, contact the stainless steel team directly on: | +44 (0) 1922 748 710