Food Grade Stainless Steel Tubing

Dongshang Stainless offer food grade stainless steel tubing for sanitary, dairy and food applications, sizes range from 1/2″ to 8″ in outside diameter, there are various stainless steel grades to select, 300 series and 400 series grades are available, it is suitable for food processing due to their composition and properties, and not harm human health.

Generally, these tubes meet to both ASTM A270-S2 and 3A specifications, surface roughness can reach 20Ra Max inner diameter (ID) and 32Ra Max outer diameter (OD) via mechanical polishing, polished tubing undergoes multiple passes through the polishing heads to remove any unwanted residue, and undergoes a rigorous quality inspection, including destructive and non-destructive examination, at the mill prior to shipment.

Why Stainless Steel

Stainless steel have a minimum of 10。5% chromium content by mass and a maximum of 1。2% carbon by mass, other elements added, like nickel, silicon, nitrogen, and manganese, the chromium content protects the stainless from oxidation (rust), Nickel also enhances the corrosion resistance of stainless steel。


Firstly, safe is the most important factor to consider for food processing, stainless steel contains various chemical elements to maintain its properties, some elements in large quantities are harmful to human health, according to study and research, standard stainless steel is safe, like Nickel and Chromium contents, they are not harmful in small quantities, we believe that stainless steel is one of the safest materials for food industry, nowadays, stainless steel is widely used in food industry.

Excellent corrosion resistance

Stainless steel have better corrosion resistance compared to other metals, there is a protective layer on the surface of stainless steel to prevent corrosion attack, and it has self repair ability, so it is not easy to rust and stain in right way.

澳门凯发娱乐Stainless steel can resist pitting, chipping, crazing, scratching, scoring, distortion, and decomposition, in kitchens, corrosion resistant to various acids found in meats, milk, fruits and vegetables。

Easy to Clean

Surface of stainless steel is always smooth, according to ASTM A270 sanitary tubing standard and 3 A sanitary standard, stainless steel roughness can be reached at high level, there are no place to hide residue。

For stainless steel material, there are multiple finishes to select, such as 2B, BA, polishing.

Typical Food Grade Stainless Steel

304 Stainless Steel

304 is standard 18/8 chromium nickel grade, it is the most commonly used food-grade stainless steel, it can withstand corrosion from most oxidizing acids, durability of 304 makes it easy to sanitize, and therefore ideal for many kitchen and food applications. It also has good forming and welding properties, allowing it to be manufactured into a variety of shapes.

Cheaper than 316L, 304 is an economical and practical choice for most environments.

  • Brewing
  • Milk processing
  • Wine making
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Sinks
  • Dishwashers
  • Fermentation vats
  • Storage tanks

316L stainless Steel

316L is the second most commonly used food grade stainless steel, contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel, and 2% molybdenum, it has better corrosion resistance because it possesses more nickel and higher molybdenum content than 304, especially in chlorides environment, such as salt.

Compared to 304, 316L is a expensive option, but it can be used in severe corrosion environment, and the application requires greater strength and hardness, 316L makes for great food grade stainless steel containers for nearly any food application.

430 Stainless Steel

430 has less nickel content and the same chromium content as 316L, therefor it makes it a more affordable alternative for some food makers, 430 SS has a strong resistance to nitric & organic acids and is often used for applications where prolonged contact with mildly acidic compounds is a concern. The alloy also boasts a resistance to sulfur and oxidation.

Like other 400 sires grades, 430 is also magnetic, and it is not as resistant to some dilute reducing acids as grade 316L.

Making Food Grade Stainless Steel Parts Cleaning

Food grade stainless steel has many and properties and advantages to use in food processing, but there are a few things that you should know about food-grade stainless steel parts。

  • Do not put salt, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable soup and other things for a long time. People who have learned chemistry know that these substances contain a lot of electrolytes, which will make them react chemically and release toxic elements
  • Alkaline substances and organic substances cannot be stored in it for a long time, which will also promote chemical reaction of stainless steel
  • Keep the stainless steel parts clean and dry, especially when containing acid and alkali substances, wash them out as soon as possible
  • Do not think that ordinary stainless steel material will not produce bacteria if its surface is smooth. it may bring bacteria on the surface after a period of use. it is recommended to disinfect it at high temperature for 1-2 months
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