Stainless steel tubing is one of the most popular materials used for a variety of purposes across the world due to its affordability, reliability and durability. Anyone in the industry will know that it can last for more than a century, as well as being highly resistant to fire, heat and corrosion. Why else wouldn’t you find it in the construction of jet engine materials, food and pharmaceutical processing, boating, and even laboratory settings?
Within the 100 grades of stainless-steel tubing, there are five major groups to note of:
These create hollow tubes that vary from round, rectangular or square shapes, either welded together or made seamless in their form. In this blog, we explore some of the countless uses for stainless steel tubing.
It is hard to pin down a few quintessential examples of stainless-steel tubing used in the construction industry, but perhaps the most commonly recognised is with support scaffolding and stairs. When erecting these structures on worksites, there is no need for nuts and bolts to keep it in place, leaving it relatively fast and efficient in set up. When safety is the most important aspect, however, staff and visitors to the site alike can rest assured knowing the strong materials can withstand their foot traffic, as well as the heavy equipment they are transporting.
Stainless steel tubing has both a smooth and non-porous surface, making it the perfect material to be used in transfer of all types of liquids and gasses within industrial operations of producing foods and beverages. After all, employing the wrong kind of equipment that contaminates goods can cost companies millions, yet alongside the appropriate sanitation procedures, such as introducing sanitary valves and fittings, stainless steel tubing reduces the spread of illnesses like Listeria and Salmonella.
Sanitation is also incredibly important in medical applications, leaving stainless steel tubing ideal for equipment used in surgeries, hospitals and practices. These include:
- Surgical tools
- Bed Rails
- Biopsy needles
- Spinal cages
- Coronary stent
If you would like to learn more about stainless-steel tubing and the various possible uses, please contact the friendly team at Airport Metals by calling 03 9310 5566 or via our online enquiry form found on our contact page.