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Stainless Steel Tube

Stainless Steel Satin Polished Tube

Tube - External Grade 316 Stainless Steel Satin Polished

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Stainless Steel Mirror Polished Tube

Tube - External Grade 316 Stainless Steel Mirror Polished

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Stainless Steel Slotted Handrail

Slotted Handrails for External Use

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Stainless Steel Tube

Material Guide

Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does, but despite the name it is not fully stain-proof, most notably under low oxygen, high salinity, or poor circulation environments.

There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and resistance to corrosion are required.

We recommend Outdoor grade 316 Stainless Steel Tube for outdoor applications, or if less than 5km from the shore we recommend a Mirror Polished Tube finish to prevent salt grain ingress and staining.

 

Types of Stainless Steel Grades

300 Series—The most widely used austenite steel is the 304, also known as 18/8 for its composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. 304 may be referred to as A2 stainless (not to be confused with A2 grade steel, also named Tool steel, a steel). The second most common austenite steel is the 316 grade, also called marine grade stainless, used primarily for its increased resistance to corrosion. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 10% nickel, commonly known as 18/10 stainless, is often used in cutlery and high quality cookware. 18/0 is also available.


Stainless steel finishes

Standard mill finishes can be applied to flat rolled stainless steel directly by the rollers and by mechanical abrasives. Steel is first rolled to size and thickness and then annealed to change the properties of the final material. Any oxidation that forms on the surface (mill scale) is removed by pickling, and a passivation layer is created on the surface. A final finish can then be applied to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance. Glass Clamps are available in the following finishes:

Satin finish – a fine grain effect
Mirror finish –a highly polished finish

 

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