Stainless steel is a popular choice for a variety of items due to its corrosion resistance, making it particularly well-suited for salt water environments.
However, stainless steel is not completely invincible in these types of settings and it is important to understand the effect that salt water exposure can have on the material. Different alloys and grades of stainless are used depending on the environment they will be in, with some being more successful than others against corrosive damage caused by salt water.
Stainless steel shapes and profiles are carefully selected using these designations so as to withstand the harshness of marine environments while ensuring longevity and durability over time.
Corrosion resistance grades and alloys of stainless steel in salt water
Marine environments, where the steel is exposed to salt water and sun require special types of stainless steel. The most appropriate stainless steel shapes and profiles are made using the following designations of stainless: