Stainless Steel Type 304 is the most widely used stainless steel, and it’s also known as “18-8” stainless steel because of its composition – it includes 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel. Stainless steel takes its name from its ability to resist rusting thanks to the interaction between its alloying components and the environment to which they’re exposed. SS 304 proves to be corrosion resistant and oxidation resistant as well as being a cost-effective solution to extend the life of your modular railing system.
Stainless Steel 316 alloy features even further corrosion resistance with the addition of the chemical molybdenum. Also known as marine grade alloy, environments which carry high saline environments, areas with lower, year-round temperatures and seaside locations make SS 316 alloy a perfect choice. Surgical instruments frequently, if not all, use SS 316 alloy due to its non-reactive elements. Both Stainless Steel varieties are used in automotive, aerospace, food, pharmaceutical and welding applications. VIVA Railings provides both options depending on project specs, environment and several other factors to best suit your design needs.
#6 Satin is a silver-white finish with relatively short linear directional polishing lines. This finish is quite common with SS architectural applications. It is a two-step abrasive polish finish with the equivalent of a 240 grit abrasive.