Stainless steel sheets and plates in Houston differ from each other due to thickness of the metal that is rolled out. Any plate of stainless steel will have a thickness of up to 6 mm which is greater than any foil.
As a general rule, thickness is indicated either by gauge number or in mm. Larger the gauge the thickness will be less.
Both stainless steel supply Houston sheet or plate is supplied either in a dull polish or satin polished by using protective coating on its one side. In order to get more decorative appearance, also it can be supplied with any circular finish.
Most common 3 stainless steel grades are 304/316/410. Most common grades used are usually grade 304 and 304L for sheet or plate, because it is more affordable, highly versatile and also offers corrosion resistance and at the same time can also maintain its durability.
While using in coastal region and marine environment, the grade-316 is often favored because of its better corrosion resistance.
Uses of stainless-steel plates
All stainless-steel plates, also commonly called as Hot-Rolled products can be used in such applications where strength and durability are most important. Steel plate of super duplex minimizes welding and maximizes structural integrity that reduces the requirement for any extra structural support as well as foundations in buildings, that reduces construction costs.
In the car and other vehicle manufacturing industry, you will find extensive use of stainless-steel plate to offer the strength and durability need to pass crash testing.
Besides, metal plate can also be used in transport and aviation industries. It can provide structural sections for military vehicles, ships, railways and trucks.
Chemical & petrochemical plants, fuel & chemical tankers, as well as the pharmaceutical industry prefer stainless steel plate because it is most favored preference, because of its low maintenance as well as corrosion resistance properties.
Uses of stainless-steel sheets
Like stainless steel plate, stainless steel sheet metal also has high durability, tensile strength and delivers very good finish.
Thus, stainless steel is an ideal for any food storage and production as it will not affect the flavor of your food and also corrosion resistance is very important factor while it comes in contact with any acidic foods. One can easily clean stainless steel easily and you can keep germs at bay.
Stainless steel sheets, which is also a Cold-Rolled Products, are molded into shapes to make cookware like sinks, grills, pots and cookers. Also, stainless steel sheets are popular for freezers, refrigerators, dishwashers and countertops.