Specs: QQ-S-763, ASTM-A-276
304 Stainless is one of the most widely used grades of Stainless Steel. An Austenitic Steel, generally composed of Chromium, Nickel and Manganese, it is nonmagnetic and has excellent corrosion resistance, but is susceptible to stress-corrosion cracking.
Unlike 304 Stainless Condition B, Condition A is an annealed material generally preferred for resistance to most severely corrosive media, and generally more resistant than other types of Stainless Steel. Stainless 304 is non-heat treatable.
It is commonly used in the aerospace, petrochemical, oil patch, automotive and marine defense industries.