Most of the time, you can use a magnet to check if you have stainless steel or regular steel. With the 400 series stainless steel however you cannot. The carbon content in the 400 series makes this stainless steel magnetic and the 400 Series Stainless Steel Scrap Prices will be less. It also contains no nickel, unlike other stainless steels.
Make sure you have your scrap yard analyze your materials to make sure they are 400 series stainless steel. Because it is magnetic and doesn’t contain nickel, it is difficult to identify without an analyzer.
When you are recycling and collecting stainless steel it is always a good idea to see what kind if uses it had and where it came from. That information can help you give the scrap yard as much knowledge about it that you can. It is commonly used in exhaust systems because it can handle high temperatures. Some other places that you will find magnetic stainless steel is in grills and certain appliances.
Finding scrap metal yards near you as well as their 400 series stainless steel pricing is easier than ever. If you have a large amount of 400 series stainless steel that you need to scrap but do not have the right kind of transportation, use the container request form on the app and a scrap yard will be in contact with you. See more Scrapping Videos here.