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Using carbon steel vessels?

edited February 2018 in General
Is there any reason not to? I know stainless is a better choice as far as material quality but there any real downside to useing carbon steel seperation vessels


  • Rusts easier, does not weld as easily. 304SS and 316SS are going to have higher corrosion and chemical resistance and their lower carbon content makes welding much easier.

  • I would have to check but I dont think carbon steel is "Food Grade" and even some lower quality stainless steels are not. A lot of equipment is even going past food grade into pharmaceutical grade equipment specs. Canada is pushing this out.

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