STAINLESS STEEL

CORROSION RESISTANT  PLEASING AESTHETIC  LONG LIFESPAN

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF STAINLESS STEEL?

Resistance from corrosion, fire, and heat are some advantages stainless steel manufacturers can boost with this material. It’s also weldable, formable, machinable, has high tensile strength, and is overall aesthetically pleasing.

The initial cost of custom stainless steel fabrication can be a bit steep, however, its long lifespan still makes it an economical choice in the long run.

(+) Highest tensile/yield strength

(+) Very Ductile, comparable to copper

(+/-) Mid-range weldability

(+/-) Very machinable, equally comparable to  other materials

(-) Least cost-effective

Ductility/Formability

9595

Machinability

9090

Weldability

6565

Tensile Strength

8585

Cost

8585

WHAT IS STAINLESS STEEL USED FOR?

Energy services, and chemical processing lead the industries responsible for the use of stainless steel. For the industries where day in and day out extreme elements wear on exposed pipelines, chemical transportation, and equipment, the level of corrosion resistance and heat resistance of stainless steel is unmatched by other materials.

Stainless steel sheet metal has also been growing in popularity for lighting solutions and makes up the bulk of the components for canning solutions.

CANNING

Reject Can Trays

Dispenser Components

KickPlate Components

Commercial-and-Industrial-Lighting-(1)

Fan Shroud Brackets

Mounting Plates

Evaporator Case Components

Oilfield Icon

Rail Adapters

Field Ring Gauges

Anti-Rotation Brackets

304 STAINLESS STEEL


304 Stainless Steel (also known as A2 Stainless steel) is the most commonly used grade of stainless steel. This grade of stainless has 18% chromium, 10% and 8-10% nickel, which has coined the nickname 18/8 and 18/10. Thanks to the nickel and chromium in this grade it has a higher level of corrosion resistance, which has made it widely popular for use in many applications.

316 STAINLESS STEEL


316 Stainless Steel (also known as A4 stainless steel) is ideal for extreme applications and is why it's often called marine grade. The 2% molybdenum in its composition provides a highly sought-after resistance to corrosion, especially against localized corrosion (“pitting”) known to happen in marine environments from the high chloride content in oceans, as well as corrosion resistance from acids and other harsh chemicals.

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