When purchasing stainless steel banding, various factors affect the selection of one type over another. One of the major properties considered is the material’s resistance to oxidation. One of the factors that can compromise this and result in the decline of structural integrity is temperature, particularly sustained high temperatures.
Affordable type 304 stainless steel has a melting point of between 2,550 °F – 2,650 °F. For short periods, without detriment, temperatures can be up to 1,598 °F. However, it is best utilized for extended periods with temperatures hovering around 1,697 °F.
Type 316 stainless steel banding ranks among the most expensive. Its melting point is 2,500 °F – 2,550 °F – somewhat lower than type 304. This reduces 316’s ability to function ideally in high-temperature situations. 316. It is considered to be effective if operating temperatures do not exceed 1,900 °F.
The melting range for type 330 is 2550 – 2597 °F. If this type is utilized intermittently, the temperature is best at 1900°F. If used continuously, the optimum temperature is 2100 °F.
The Decision Is Yours
Type 300 stainless steel offers a variety of properties. When temperature is an issue consider what steel type is compatible with your application. In general, 304 stainless steel banding is among the most practical, versatile and affordable, although it does have its limitations.
At Independent Metal Strap Co., Inc, we are proud to help you find suitable, high-quality, readily available and cost-effective stainless steel strapping. To learn more about who we are and what we offer talk to one of our experts at indmetalstrap.com.