For the first time, high-strength stainless steel was produced more than a century ago, while, oddly enough, in construction and architecture, for example, it began to be actively used only in the last couple of decades.
What is any stainless steel? This is an iron alloy alloyed with chromium as the main additive, as well as molybdenum, nickel, manganese and other elements. The chromium content in certain types of stainless steel can reach 12-20%. It is this element that ensures the resistance of the material to corrosion, it is because of chromium that steel is called “stainless”.
Why is stainless steel so relevant today, and what benefits does it provide? Experts note the following advantages of such alloys:
· The maximum service life of stainless steel structures, which reach 50-60 years.
· Minimum care and maintenance during the entire operational period.
Reliability, durability, vandal resistance.
Appearance aesthetics, allowing the material to be used for exterior and interior solutions in hotels, hotels, shopping malls, clubs, elevators, swimming pools, and so on.
Heat-resistant stainless steels are extremely resistant to fires and explosions.
· The material complies with sanitary hygiene standards, which predetermines its use in medicine and the food industry.
No additional surface protection required (varnishes, paints, etc.).
· 100% recyclable.
· Easy to process, welding by any type of equipment.
· An opportunity to turn into reality any fantasies of an architect or sculptor.
Perfect compatibility with the most common building materials – stone, brick, wood, glass, concrete.
Stainless steel construction is able to transform and give a “new life” to old buildings. With the help of stainless steel, you can realize any decisions.
Varieties of material
For a material such as stainless steel, prices are largely determined by the variety and type. In our catalog you can get acquainted with the assortment and choose such types of stainless steel as:
Austenitic stainless steel is the most common on the market. It contains about 7% nickel, which ensures high ductility of the material. Alloys of this type are non-magnetic, they are distinguished by ease of processing, the possibility of using any welding, reliability and durability in operation.
Buying ferritic type stainless steel means getting the material with the highest chromium content. This allows you to maximally prevent the development of corrosion processes. Alloys with 12% chromium content are used mainly in construction, and with 17% – in interior decoration, in the production of household appliances.
The ferro-austenitic variety is also known as duplex steel. It combines the qualities of the two previous types, it is used in the petrochemical industry, in paper and pulp production, in shipbuilding.
A material such as martensitic stainless steel is worth buying for those who are looking for the best value for money. Here, strength and reliability are ideally combined, as well as resistance to corrosion processes. The alloy contains about 12-13% chromium.
Scope of use
Stainless steel, which grades can be different (depending on alloying additives), can be used to solve a wide range of tasks. The main direction is related to corrosion resistance both to normal climatic conditions and to aggressive working environments.
When choosing one or another type of material, one should take into account its resistance not only to high humidity, but also to acidic and alkaline environments, for example, as well as to sea water with a high salt content.
Custom stainless steel, which is resistant to scaling, is essential for electrical applications. Such an alloy, among other things, has significant electrical resistance, and its cost is comparable to ordinary iron.
Heat-resistant materials are the main components of parts of ships, aircraft, rockets. They produce engines, turbines, motors of maximum power. Ferritic steel is in demand in the food industry, as it meets the most stringent hygienic requirements. Also, this variety is used for the production of medical instruments.
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