In our industry it is sometimes tough to get exactly what we need. Running a research facility requires some novel uses of existing products in order to carry out some of our experiments. Not every budget includes enough grant money to have things custom made. We use stainless steel tube in different diameters and lengths in the research and development part of our facility where we make new product lines. Like all facilities, our expert scientists develop minimum standards for equipment we use in the labs. We found tube that exceeds our standards to such a degree that it is the only thing we use now.
It is nice to find a supplier of stainless steel that is all about quality control.