Why Stainless Steel is Suitable for Aggressive Waste Streams
Every industry needs a functioning drainage system. These systems carry aggressive fluids such as alkalis, acids, sludge, grease and liquids of extremely hot or cold temperature. Since the contents of a waste stream pose threats to both human health and the environment, a sub-par cast iron carrier will not ensure safety and efficiency when transferring the wastewater from one place to another.
Today, more and more engineers are looking at 316 stainless steel pipes and fittings as the solution to drainage systems – here’s why:
Excellent Resistance to Corrosion and High Temperatures
Chromium is one of the vital components of stainless steel. When exposed to oxygen, the chromium forms a thin layer over the surface of the steel that makes it resistant to corrosion and toxic liquids. Unlike carbon or cast iron pipes, stainless steel does not weather over time. When scratched, the chromium from the stainless steel also quickly reforms an oxidized surface to withstand the corrosive conditions of a drainage system.
Stainless steel is also designed to handle flammable gases and liquids at high or low temperatures. Pipes, fittings and flanges made from stainless steel can endure both high and low temperatures while maintaining strength and durability throughout their usage.
Meeting Green Standards
These days, buildings and institutions often have environmentally friendly principles – stainless steel is a sustainable choice.
The expected lifetime for stainless steel systems is fifty years, which is twenty years longer than that of copper. At the end of their use, around 60% to 100% of stainless steel materials may also be recycled to other usable metal pieces for several industries. This creates less waste and less garbage dumped in landfills.
Europress is a renowned supplier of stainless steel pipes across Australia. Our products are manufactured according to both Australian and European standards, giving our clients and customers superior quality and longevity.
Call us today to learn more about how we can help you enhance the performance of your drainage systems.