Stainless Steel Tubing

Service Steel has been supplying customers with Stainless Steel Tubing for 100 years.
We pride ourselves in knowing our customers’ needs as well as they do.

Service Steel has been supplying customers with Stainless Steel Tubing for 100 years. We pride ourselves in knowing our customers’ needs as well as they do.

SERVICE STEEL OFFERS THE STAINLESS STEEL TUBING THAT YOU NEED

Service Steel stocks stainless steel tube in outside diameters from 1/8-inch to 10-inches. This includes grades: 304 and 316 in cold-drawn seamless, hot finished, and welded constructions and low carbon 304-L and 316-L welded. 304L and 316L are specified for applications where welding will be required. This alloy’s lower carbon content helps minimize/eliminate carbide precipitation during the welding process.

There are numerous benefits in choosing stainless steel tubing.

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Chromium produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel that prevents any further corrosion (i.e., rust) of the surface. The chromium binds oxygen to the surface of the product to protect the iron from oxidation (rust). Nickel also enhances the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Stainless steel also contains varying amounts of carbon, silicon and manganese. Other elements such as nickel and molybdenum may be added to impart other useful properties such as enhanced formability and increased corrosion resistance. In addition to its corrosion resistance, stainless steel is clean and sanitary in nature and resistant to chipping, scraping and scratching.

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Stainless Steel Types

Austenitic Stainless Steel

These are the Type 200 Series and Type 300 Series alloys.

  • Non-magnetic
  • Cannot be heat hardened
  • High resistance to corrosion
  • Steel type of choice in the dairy and food-processing industries

The most common grades  are Types 304 and 316.

Ferritic Stainless Steel

Along with martensitic, comprise the Type 400 Series alloys.

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Cannot be heat hardened

Seen more often in the auto industry (e.g., exhaust systems, axles, shafts, and fasteners

Martensitic Stainless Steel

Along with ferritic, comprise the Type 400 Series alloys.

  • Magnetic
  • Can be heat hardened with heat
  • Fairly good at resisting corrosion, but do not as good as austenitic or ferritic

Used in cutlery, knives, surgical tools, certain workshop tools like wrenches

Duplex Stainless Steel

So-called  because they have a two-phase microstructure of ferritic and austenitic stainless steel.

  • Twice as strong as regular austenitic or ferritic
  • Significantly better toughness and ductility than ferritic
  • The best type for resisting corrosion

Often used in situations where chemicals need to be stored or transported, as well as heat exchangers, pressure vessels, and desalination plants

Precipitation-Hardening Stainless Steel

Type 600 Series Alloys. Contain chromium and nickel that provide a combination of the properties of martensitic and austenitic grades.

  • Gain high strength through heat treatment
  • Have the corrosion resistance of austenitic
  • High tensile strength

Used in aerospace, nuclear, chemical, and certain construction-type settings.

SERVICE STEEL HAS FIVE REGIONAL LOCATIONS TO ADDRESS THE UNIQUE LEADS OF EACH GEOGRAPHIC AREA

DETROIT

13700 Sherwood
Detroit MI 48212
Phone 313.365.6500
Toll-free 800.275.8823

CINCINNATI

5170 Broerman Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45217
Phone 513.242.6000
Toll-free 800.929.8823

EAST MOLINE

2930 Morton Drive
East Moline IL 61244
Phone 309.755.2151
Toll-free 800.323.1176

BUFFALO

333 Wales Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone 716.694.5200
Toll-free 800.447.6733

FARMINGTON

5636 County Road 41
Farmington, NY 14425
Phone 315.876.9099
Toll-free 800.447.6733

BUFFALO

333 Wales Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone 716.694.5200
Toll-free 800.447.6733

FARMINGTON

5636 County Road 41
Farmington, NY 14425
Phone 315.876.9099
Toll-free 800.447.6733

CARBON MECHANICAL TUBING

Service Steel has been supplying customers with stainless steel tube & pipes for 100 years.

Compared to regular steel, stainless steel does not easily corrode, stain, or oxidize/rust. Stainless steel is available from Continental Steel in a extensive range of forms, grades, finishes, gauges, widths, and lengths.

Many different industries rely on stainless steel for a wide range of applications including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas, and many more. If you cannot find the exact type of stainless steel you are looking for, please call or contact us.

Why Service Steel

The Service Steel Company, a steel tube, pipe, and bar service center, was organized in Detroit by Herbert B. Van Pelt and his son, Donald C. Van Pelt in 1920, and was headquartered at Rivard and Maple Streets tucked in between Eastern Market and Lafayette Park.

Through the years, Service Steel has remained solid under the ownership and direction of the Van Pelt family – 100 years after its founding.

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