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How long is the service life of stainless steel 304 pipes? And how to maintain them?


Since the 1980s and 1990s, stainless steel 304 pipes have been introduced into the domestic market, and the scope of application increasingly widens due to its corrosion resistance, oxidation resistance, easy processing, easy maintenance of good performance by the majority of users enjoying. However, because of the short time that people contact the 304 stainless steel pipes, lots of people are curious about how long the service life of stainless steel 304 pipes is and how to maintain them. Today, the editor of Kuanyu Stainless steel Co., Ltd introduces some knowledge for you.

The service life of stainless steel 304 pipes

There is a long service life of stainless steel 304 pipes. From the use of foreign stainless steel pipes, the service life of the 304 stainless steel pipe can reach 100 years, at least 70 years, which is similar to buildings. Of course, the precondition is that the quality of 304 stainless steel pipes you purchase can not be poor. The strength of the 304 stainless steel tubing is corrosion-resistant. If the quality of stainless steel pipes is good, maintaining and cleaning them correctly during use can effectively prolong the service life of 304 stainless steel pipes.

Factors affecting the service life of stainless steel 304 pipes

  1. Poor service environment: The stainless steel 304 pipe itself possesses oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance in the medium of acid, alkali, and salty. However, the corrosion resistance varies with the chemical constitution of steel material, state of interaction, use conditions, and environmental medium types. In a dry and clean atmosphere, it will possess good corrosion resistance. But transferring it into the sea area, in the sea fog with numerous salty, it will get rusty quickly and affect the service life of 304 stainless steel pipes. Additionally, users in the highly polluted area, such as seaside, chemical plant, brickyard, plating pickling plant, waterworks, sewage treatment works, etc., employing 304 stainless steel pipes or cleaning them with chemical products will cause rust.
  2. Inappropriate process and installation: Some stainless steel processors will splash iron dust onto the surface of the pipe when cutting stainless steel pipe or iron. Not cleaning timely will cause the rust of 304 stainless steel pipes. Installing stainless steel products before painting the house or wall will lead to rust.
  3. Inappropriate cleaning and maintenance: don't use the steel ball or wires to remove the waterlogging on the surface of the stainless steel pipe because it will cause the surface tear. In addition, we should avoid the use of bleaching ingredients and abrasive detergent, including detergent containing acid and alkali properties, and then rinse the surface of 304 stainless steel pipe with water.

How to maintain 304 stainless steel pipes?

In our daily life, decorative 304 stainless steel pipes are closely connected to people and seen anywhere. But almost no one pays attention to how to maintain them due to the idea that stainless steel can not get rusty. Actually, it is necessary to maintain 304 stainless steel pipes. Maintenance can not only ensure the brightness of the surface of the stainless tubing but also extend the life of the decorative pipe. Then teach you how to maintain the 304 stainless steel square tubing.

First of all, choose a dry and ventilated environment for storage, stay away from the dark and wet places, and clean the dust and impurities timely. It's best for 304 stainless steel pipes to not put with things easy to corrode. Additionally, do cleaning work on the surface regularly and apply some rust cream if necessary.


304 stainless steel pipes are a kind of environmental material. Correct use and maintenance can prolong their service life. The precondition is that you should purchase high-quality 304 stainless steel pipes. Choosing 304 stainless steel pipes with guaranteed quality can use for a longer time.


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