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Analysis of the Reasons for the Price of Stainless Steel 304 Pipe

The price of 304 stainless steel pipe is different, usually refers to the 304 stainless steel pipe of the same ss tube supplier. Stainless steel pipes are divided into thin pipes and thick pipes. Under normal circumstances, thin tubes are more expensive than thick tubes, mainly due to the following reasons.


1. The problem of stainless steel 304 pipe calendering


The exact thickness of stainless steel 304 pipe has a great relationship with the quality of its steel strip rolling. However, the cost of rolling is divided according to the thickness. The thinner the steel strip is rolled, the more the processing cost per ton of rolling will be. The thinner the thickness of the 304 stainless steel composition, the more expensive it is. In addition, the cost of rolling steel belts will be different for extremely thick and unusual thicknesses. This is based on the actual charge of the ss tube suppliers.


2. The yield problem of stainless steel 304 pipes


Every ss tube suppliers will probably like to produce some stainless steel 304 pipes with common specifications and thicknesses. The thickness of these stainless steel 304 pipes is about 0.42mm thicker than the actual thickness. Because this type of 304 stainless steel control tube with a thickness of about the same thickness and high yield during polishing, it is easier to produce. But in fact, the needs of customers are more diversified, and there will be thin tubes, such as stainless steel 304 pipes with actual thickness between 0.25mm and 0.31mm. Because the steel strip is relatively thin, the requirements for pipe making or polishing are relatively high, and the yield is relatively low. In this way, the higher the rejection rate, the higher the material cost of stainless steel 304 pipes.


3. Damage to stainless steel 304 pipes


The inner wall of stainless steel 304 pipes is relatively thin, so whether it is storage or logistics transportation by the SS tube supplier, the damage rate of thinner stainless steel 304 pipes is higher than that of thicker pipe. Therefore, 304 stainless steel thin pipes are more transportable than thick pipes, and the higher price is justified.


If you come across stainless steel 304 pipes of the same brand in the stainless steel pipe market, when thin pipes are cheaper than thick pipes, you may want to consider the authenticity of stainless steel pipes. Or use some 304 stainless steel composition test solution to identify whether it is stainless steel 304 pipe or not. When purchasing stainless steel 304 pipe products, we can pay attention to the factory inspection certificate or quality certificate of stainless steel 304 pipe, pay attention to the reputation of the business, and don't be greedy for cheap. We can still take some initiative to see through market deceptions and the true colors of fake and inferior stainless steel 304 pipe products.

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