With over over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which 15 are commonly used in everyday applications. Stainless steel is used in different structures including plates, bars, sheets and tubing for use in mechanical and local settings. A wide range of production depend on stainless steel. For many applications it's the most effective solution for many industries needing low cost and high quality.
Some common applications include construction, automotive, medical, food and production. Today, the use of stainless steel in industry is increasing. These industries operate in extreme environments involving high heat and highly toxic substances. Special grades of stainless steel have been developed, and used in these industries which feature enhanced resistance to corrosion over a wider range of temperatures. High-grade stainless steel is vital to the construction of storage tanks, valves, pipes, and other components.
Stainless steel is also ideal for food production and storage, as it does not affect the food. Stainless steel’s corrosion resistance is important as some foods, like orange juice, that are mostly acidic in nature. Also stainless steel is easily cleaned which maintain sanitary requirements.
It can be produced in sheets which minimizes welding and maximizes structural quality. Its higher strength also reduces the need for extra structural support, reducing construction costs.