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316 stainless steel

316 stainless steel

316 stainless steel

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Is 316SS a suitable material to use in a heavily chlorinated, moist environment? We are finding that it rusts and fractures. What material would be best to use for structural supports?

RE: 316 stainless steel

I think that with hevily cholrinated/wet environment you have to use either inconel or monel alloys. But that is really just a guess. someone will be along presently who actually can answer your question with real informaiton.

RE: 316 stainless steel

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I found a document from the Nickel Development Institute which addresses this exact issue called "Stainless steel in swimming pool buildings". It can be downloaded from their website.

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