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​ Importance of Stainless Steel

Press Release   •   Aug 31, 2017 10:15 IST

Stainless Steel is actually a generic name referring to a family of over two dozen grades of commonly used alloys. Essentially it is an alloy having a minimum of 10.5 percent chromium. Depending on the end application, therefore we have typical grades having varied combinations of alloying constituents. Just as vibrant as a painter’s palette, the stainless steel family offers a variety of combinations typically addressing requirements of different applications.

Why go stainless: the crash and burn logic

Today, stainless steel is used in a wide range of applications due to its low life cycle cost and durable properties. Recent dramatic accidents around the world have made crashworthiness a big issue in the railways sector. These incidents have highlighted the need for the impact-resistant and fire-resistant materials to be used extensively in the mass transportation sectors. Stainless steel has emerged as a clear winner on accounts of its unique properties like corrosion resistance, 100% recyclable, durable, weight to strength ratio and aesthetic appearance. Stainless steel is also used as a best material for Stainless Steel Railings in Pune. Over the years, stainless steel has helped in the evolution of the transport sector and both have complimented each other in their growth. The arising demand for stainless steel in the ART sector has led to innovation in stainless steel structures which has further helped in evolution of new grades of stainless steel for application in new emerging sectors.

Light-weight stainless steel vehicles

In our fast developing world, lightweight vehicles are nowadays very much in demand. Stainless steel combines exceptional molding and transformation properties to enable manufacturers to make parts as light as stainless steel counterparts but comparatively stronger. Thus, providing cost effective and light-weight substitute options. Are you Looking for Automatic Glass Sliding Doors in Pune?

Underground trains too are ideal candidates for stainless steel, for considerations of life cycle costing and, particularly, during mishaps like crash and fire. The New York subway, for example, moved over completely to stainless steel for these reasons. In extreme heat, this metal does not readily melt, so passengers would be well protected in the case of a tunnel fire.

Bus bodies, too, are increasingly made of stainless steel. A new stainless steel grade that welcomes a painted surface isused for tram fleets in certain European cities. Safe, light, durable, crash resistant, economical and environment friendly, stainless seems the near ideal solution. Volvo and other European manufacturers offer several stainless models. Some U.S. manufacturers, too, have moved over to stainless steel. The mass transit system in London has escalators, wall cladding and hand rails made of stainless steel.

Some Conclusions

With increasing population, passenger traffic is expected to grow at a steady pace. To decongest tier-I cities, Planning Commission has established threshold population level required for MRTS at 4 million, therefore, there is tremendous scope for metro rail project to expand at a rapid pace and this gives us confidence that the Metro Rail System is going to be one of the major catalysts in driving the demand for stainless steel in the country. Residential & Commercial Buildings Stainless Steel Railing In Pune

Recent Developments have used stainless steel catalytic converters for auto exhaust system for environmental reasons. The use of stainless steel LPG cylinders in cars is also gaining momentum. Stainless steel is heavily being used at airports for aesthetic purposes. The metal is being used in walls, aerobridges, lounges, ceilings, escalators and for other purposes.

The Indian stainless steel industry has shown remarkable growth in terms of production and consumption in recent years, India now being the 2nd largest producer and 3rd largest consumer of stainless steel globally. Safe, light, durable, crash-resistant, economical and eco-friendly, stainless steel certainly makes for the ideal material for all types of vehicle and can rightly be called 'the metal of the future'.