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Acceptance of Stainless Steel SS304 in Pharmaceutical Industry?





May 10, 2010

Is SS 304 is acceptable in pharmaceutical field? If not , what is the remedy for that?

Tarun Mandal
Employee - Hyderabad, India



May 10, 2010

Hi, Tarun. "Pharmaceutical field" is a fairly broad and inexact term, but electropolished type 316 stainless steel should be used where cleanliness is paramount. Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey



May 12, 2010

Tarun,

It is preferable to use 316L SS. It should be passivated and the passivation quality should be ensured periodically.

T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan
T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan
- Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
(ed.note Nov. 2017: The good doctor has a fascinating blog at https://advancementinscience.wordpress.com)


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