SS Tube Applications
When a building is being constructed it needs an adequate structure to it in order for it to have support. Many parts of the structure are made from stainless steel including lintels, wall starters, windposts and masonary supports. These are manufactured form stainless steel strip, stainless steel plate and stainless steel wire. In addition a range of fixings can be used including wall ties, tying wire, screws and nails all manufactured form stainless steel.
The most remarkable application of steel was the constructionof the skyscraper which led the architectural world to a new era. When stainless steels are used as structural steelwork, they need to be cut into the required shapes or joined together. The cutting process involves sawing and burning while connecting involves welding and bolting
Coloured stainless steel is widely used in civil engineeringapplications such as revolving doors, wall panels and lifts. In applications with coastal or deicing salt, industrial pollution, volcanic or other corrosive environment exposure, a molybdenum-containing stainless steel with a smooth surface finish is needed unless frequent cleaning is acceptable. Molybdenum improves pitting and crevice corrosion resistance, which is particularly helpful in preventing staining due to salt and corrosive pollution damage.