Applications of stainless steel
Because of stainless steel's corrosion resistant characteristics, this material quickly found its way to the kitchen. Not only is it used in the kitchen, but it started moving into the medical fields, power stations and many more.
Most of the modern day cutlery we use in the kitchen is stainless steel. There are different grades of stainless steel used, namely the 410/420, which can be hardened and tempered so that the knifes can take a nice sharp edge. This grade is more ductile making it easier to bend, shape and buff as required.
Because of the immense amount of heat and oxidation resistance stainless steel has, it has been used in fossil fueled plants. Nuclear power stations also make use of stainless steal. These materials are specified to have a low cobalt count for both power generation and radiation containment.
The application of stainless steel used on buildings and architecture has provided us with a low maintenance and anti-vandal solution to a long life cycle against our planets weather conditions.
Car manufactures are increasingly making use of stainless steel in the production of their vehicles. The most common application for stainless steel is the exhaust system of the car and somewhat used in the structure of the vehicle to reduce the weight and increasing petrol saving. The aim is to reduce maintenance cost and also less environmental impact.
One of the great things about using stainless steel in the food industry is that it does not affect the taste of the food as any other metal does, also with a strong anti-bacterial aspect, makes it perfect for storing food. It is also very easy to clean, reducing time spent cleaning and more time spent cooking.