What is stainless steel used for?
Stainless steels of various kinds are used in thousands of applications. The following gives a flavour of the full range:
Domestic -cutlery, sinks, saucepans, washing machine drums, microwave oven liners, razor blades
Architectural/Civil Engineering - cladding, handrails, door and window fittings, street furniture, structural sections, reinforcement bar, lighting columns, lintels, masonry supports.
Transport - exhaust systems, car trim/grilles, road tankers, ship containers, ships chemical tankers, refuse vehicles.
Chemical/Pharmaceutical - pressure vessels, process piping.
Oil and Gas - platform accommodation, cable trays, subsea pipelines.
Medical - Surgical instruments, surgical implants, MRI scanners.
Food and Drink - Catering equipment, brewing, distilling, food processing.
Water - Water and sewage treatment, water tubing, hot water tanks.
General - springs, fasteners (bolts, nuts and washers), wire.