304 and 316 Grade Stainless Steel

Posted on 2013-11-21 | 480 views

The most common grades used for flagpoles are 304 Grade (1.4301) and 316 Grade (1.4401). By adding Nickel and increasing chromium to 304 Grade, the internal structure of the metal is manipulated and the corrosion resistance increased. By further adding Molybdenum and increasing the nickel content to 10% 316 Grade is created and is more commonly known as "Marine Grade". This grade of steel is better suited for coastal or more heavily polluted environments.

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