There is scarcely a material in existence that has found its way to so many applications as stainless steel. Developed in the early part of the 20th century, stainless steel is an exceptional choice for today’s sanitary applications and corrosive environments.
Stainless steel is the generic name for a number of different steels used primarily because of their corrosion resistance. All stainless steels share a minimum percentage of 10.5% chromium. Chromium is always the deciding factor, although other elements, particularly nickel and molybdenum, are added to improve corrosion resistance.
In many cases stainless steel is the most cost efficient solution because of enhanced life cycle costs. Stainless steel has a significantly longer service life and requires less maintenance than other materials. Moreover, stainless steel is fully recyclable and has a high scrap value on de-commissioning.
The inherent durability of stainless steel makes it an ideal material for floor drains, floor sinks, floor cleanouts and trench drains regardless of the application. Stainless steel, with its intrinsic gratifying appearance, is perfect for facilities where hygienics and visibility are inherent, as well as, applications dealing with chemicals, detergents, and other destructive effluents. Stainless steel offers a superior sanitary surface which is the reason why it is standard for commercial kitchens and other environments where hygiene is paramount.
Industries and Applications for Stainless Steel Drains:
- Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Plants
- Bottling Plants
- Chemical Plants
- Commercial Kitchens
- Fossil Fuel Plants
- Foot Traffic Areas, Showers or Restrooms
- Food Handling, Restaurants and Cafeterias
- Health Care Facilities, Hospitals, Nursing Homes
- Pharmaceutical Facilities
- Photographic Processing
Stainless steel is strong and ductile as compared to plastic and Hi-Sil iron, making it ideal for industrial floor drains, floor sinks, floor cleanouts, and trench drain applications. All of our cast and fabricated stainless steel drains are made of type 304 stainless steel, or 316 stainless steel (when specified).