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Why is Stainless Steel used in the manufacturing of Vessel Heads?

Stainless Steel in the manufacturing of Vessel Heads

Stainless Steel is a steel alloy that contains levels of molybdenum, nickel, niobium and a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Numerous industries are heavily dependent on stainless steel for a wide spectrum of applications in oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and others. Vessel heads are manufactured in a robust environment, and here is where the different types of stainless steel fulfill their purpose. The following benefits of this material are the reasons why manufacturers choose this material in vessel heads:

  • Highly resistant to chemicals
  • Extreme resistance to corrosion
  • Effectiveness in withstanding moist conditions, sunlight and temperatures
  • 304L stainless steel has a great weldability
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