Stainless Steel Handrails Melbourne

Stainless Steel Handrails in Melbourne by Jake Woodyard

Stainless Steel Staircase Materials Melbourne

Lets have a look at what the type of stainless steel is used in the manufacture of your stainless steel staircase handrails.
Its a steel with low carbon content that’s had chromium added and this gives it the ability for the surface to oxidise to chromium oxide resulting in corrosion resistance.
So the corrosion resistance of your stainless steel handrails is directly proportional to the amount of chromium present in the alloy together witH a few other materials such as nickel and molybdenum.

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walkway stainless steel handrails
Maintenance of stainless steel handrails
Just regular soapy wash it all that’s needed to keep your stainless steel handrails looking great for years to come.
Appearance of stainless steel handrails

Great finish for architectural component of your home or commercial premises.
Corrosion resistance
Stainless steel handrails that are manufactured from cheap low grade stainless steel will visibly corrode even in normal outside environments.
Highly refined stainless steel product can be used in factory environments where say food is manufactured and will resist chloride flushing. Our stainless steel handrails are made from Grade 316, that’s the common “marine grade” 18%Cr10%Ni2%Mo: Superior corrosion resistance.
High Strength and Toughness
Stainless Steel is great for handrail manufacture as it has a high tensile strength and together with toughness, meaning that it withstands impacts, and can be used in a wide range of temperatures.
Fabrication of your stainless steel handrails
High quality stainless steels today can be fabricated into a wide range of shapes including tube both round and square for handrails and can be machined and welded for the manufacture of brackets and fixings.
Satin and high polish are both very popular finishes for your stainless steel handrails.

GRADE 316:
For severe environments or outdoors. Of course, there are many industrial processes that require a higher level of resistance to corrosion than Grade 304 can offer. For these applications, Grade 316 is the answer.
Grade 316 is also austenitic, non-magnetic, and thermally non-hard enable stainless steel such as Grade 304. The carbon content is held to 0.08% maximum, while the nickel content is increased slightly. What distinguishes Type 316 from Type 304 is the addition of molybdenum.
Molybdenum increases the corrosion resistance of Grade 316 to withstand attack by many industrial chemicals and solvents, and, in particular, inhibits pitting caused by chlorides or sea spray. As such, molybdenum is one of the single most useful alloying additives in the fight against corrosion.
Type 316 can withstand corrosive attack by sodium and calcium brines, hypochlorite solutions, phosphoric acid; and the sulphite liquors and sulphurous acids. This alloy, therefore, is specified for industrial equipment that handles the corrosive properties of Oceanside and outdoor environments. Type 316 is also used extensively for surgical implants within the hostile environment of the body.
Type 316 is the main stainless used in the marine environment, with the exception of fasteners and other items where strength and wear resistance are needed, then Type 304 (18-8) is typically used.
Grade 316 comes in a variety of finishes and shapes and sizes. The two major finishes are mirror finish (#7 or #8) and satin finish (#4).
Grade 316 comes in flat sheet form, R.H.S (Rectangular Holed Section) as well as Tube and Pipe.


GRADE 304 (18-8):
Because of its ability to withstand the corrosive action of various acids found in fruits, meats, milk, and vegetables, Grade 304 is used for sinks, Benchtops and various food grade equipment.
Type 304 is especially suited for all types of dairy equipment - milking machines, containers, homogenizers, sterilizers, and storage and hauling tanks, including piping, valves, milk trucks and railroad cars. This 18-8 alloy is equally serviceable in the brewing industry where it is used in pipelines, yeast pans, fermentation vats, storage and railway cars, etc. The citrus and fruit juice industry also uses Grade 304 for all their handling, crushing, preparation, storage and hauling equipment.
This stainless alloy resists most oxidizing acids and can withstand all ordinary rusting. HOWEVER, IT WILL TARNISH. It is immune to food product, sterilizing solutions, most of the organic chemicals and dyes, and a wide variety of inorganic chemicals. Grade 304, or one of its modifications, is the material specified more than 50% of the time whenever a stainless steel is used.
In those food processing applications such as in mills, bakeries, and slaughter and packing houses, all metal equipment exposed to animal and vegetable oils, fats, and acids is manufactured from Grade 304.
In the marine environment, because of it slightly higher strength and wear resistance than Grade 316 it is also used for nuts, bolts, screws, and other fasteners. It is also used for springs, cogs, and other components where both wear and corrosion resistance is needed.
Grade 304 comes in a variety of finishes and shapes and sizes. The two major finishes are mirror finish (#7 or #8) and satin finish (#4).
Grade 304 comes in flat sheet form, R.H.S (Rectangular Holed Section) as well as Tube and Pipe.
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