Stainless steel is a versatile material comprised of a steel alloy and a small percentage of
chromium — the addition of chromium adds to the material’s corrosion resistance, a trait
that earned stainless steel its name.Naturally, stainless steel pipe is used in any industry
where corrosion protection is necessary. While stainless steel pipe is essentially alloy pipe
by another name, it is not well suited for extreme service unless it’s been appropriately heat
treated to increase strength and impact resistance.