The Advantages of Stainless Steel
We are constantly hearing how beneficial using stainless steel can be in industries. It is strong, durable, corrosion, stain and rust resistant. It offers countless benefits to the applications in which it is employed. So what exactly is this magical metal? Stainless steel is also known as inox steel. The main ingredients are iron and varying amounts of carbon. But, the most important factor is that it is a steel alloy composed of at least 10.5 to 11 percent chromium content by mass. But from here, there are numerous grades and finishes to allow the metal to best suit its future application.
One industry in which the metal can prove useful is as stainless steel grates. They can be used for drainage, support, filtration, partition and enclosure formation. Because these products are frequently exposed to the elements, most often water, the rust, stain and corrosion resistance supplied by this material make it very desired. It can be used for applications in food processing and preparation, industrial flooring, chemical processing, mining, paper and pulp plants, oil and gas production, and even shipbuilding. Further outdoor uses include ramps, stairs, docks, catwalks and footbridges.
Since there is such a wide range of possibilities for this amazing metal in its grate form, many options in design are also available. It can come in a range of sizes, density, gaps and grate patterns and can even be designed to be aesthetically pleasing. Further processing can provide the grates with non-slip or serration to make sure they are safer and to add traction in the workplace or outdoor environment. In almost any industry, we can find how stainless steel’s unique properties make it a valuable resource. And when it comes to the grating industry this is no exception, we can easily see the benefits of stainless steel grates.