Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here



About ten years ago I helped Manitowoc, a major US manufacturer of ice-making equipment, to convert their exterior panels to 201 with a finish rolled onto a bright-annealed surafce by a temper mill to resemble #4 polish.   (Trade name,Koolline) Previously they had used 304 with a #4 polish. Today I saw one of these units outside a beach side restaurant in the Caribbean. It was under an roof, so deprived of cleansing rainwater. Despite the sea salt environment, there was no surface except some superficial staining on a leeward side.
I have seen worse corrosion inside a McDonald's in Pittsburgh. This should help people who are worried about switching to 201 from 304. I had the same experience with gasoline pumps under roofs where 304 #4 was showing rust. After changing to a bright annealed finish there was no rust. The lesson is:
 Watch the surface finish, not just the alloy content. Surface finish is more important when ambient environments are concerned.

RE: 201

no wonder that the Manitowoc are such reliable machines

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close