Stainless Steel – The Facts

Stainless steel is a generic term for a family of corrosion resistant alloy steels containing 10.5% or more chromium. All stainless steels have a higher resistance to corrosion than their mild steel counterparts. This resistance to attack is due to the naturally occurring chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the steel. Although extremely thin, this invisible, inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective in a wide range of corrosive media. The film is rapidly self-repairing in the presence of oxygen. Damage by abrasion, cutting or machining is quickly repaired.

Grade 316 should be selected as a minimum within five kilometres
of the surf.

The less expensive grades (such as 304) will probably become tea stained or even suffer more severe corrosion. Grade 316 has excellent corrosion resistance in a wide range of media. Its main advantage over grade 304 is its increased ability to resist pitting and crevice corrosion. It resists ordinary rusting in virtually all architectural applications, and is often chosen for more aggressive environments such as sea-front buildings and fittings on wharves and piers.

Grade 316 has virtually the same mechanical, physical and fabrication characteristics as 304 with better corrosion resistance, particularly to pitting corrosion.

INVISI-GARD Stainless Steel Security Products use only 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel.

You can rest assured your new security doors and screens will look great for years with only a moderate amount of maintenance. And unlike some other competing products your warranty is not subject to the ongoing use of a proprietary cleaning product.

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