Although stainless steel costs high, there are plenty of benefits that make it worth the price.
Components of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is an amalgam of iron with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Chromium produces a thin layer of oxide on the steel surface, also known as the “passive layer.” The chromium present in the steel makes the steel corrosion-resistant, creating a durable and invisible surface.
Benefits of Stainless Steel
There are plenty of advantages of stainless steel for fabrication projects that are often overlooked because of its high cost and high skilled labour requirements.
Here are some of the significant advantages:
Easy to Use
Working with stainless steel in a fabrication project can get challenging if your fabricator uses outdated machinery. KP Fabrication & Welding uses the latest technology, modern equipment, making it easy to cut, weld, and everything in-between.
The best part of stainless steel is its inherent ability to fight rust. It is resistant to corrosion, which makes it durable. Chromium allows the steel to remain immune to corrosion, while different alloy levels impact corrosion in various settings.
Great for Use in Hygienic Products
Stainless steel is easy to maintain and keep clean. This makes it an excellent choice for products with high standards for sanitary conditions, such as food and beverage processing, commercial kitchens, or pharmaceutical research.
Since it requires negligible maintenance, stainless steel allows you to focus on a great process and outcome.
Stainless steel is well-known for its ability to withstand heat, making it well suited for products that may be subjected to extreme temperatures like valves, boilers, feedwater heaters, and other heat exchangers.
Stainless steel is recyclable. Like many in the modern world, if your company is concerned about your manufacturing efforts and products’ environmental impact, using stainless steel is a great way to mitigate some of the effects.