Stainless steel nuts are one of the first choices of customers when it comes to fasteners, primarily owing to the fact that they are corrosion resistant and thus are perfect for outdoor use. It is also has amazing life-cycle and is recyclable.
The stainless steel actually refers to the huge range of corrosion resistant steel alloys that include molybdenum, manganese, chromium, niobium, tungsten, nitrogen, silicon, phosphorous, carbon etc. A change in the proportion of these elements results in change of the overall alloy.
What are Stainless Steel Nuts?
A steel nut is a fastener that contains a threaded hole and a bolt refers to a threaded fastener containing a metal cylinder and a head. The barrel nut is a flange shaped like an internally threaded bar with a screw drive at one of the ends. The steel nuts can be put to versatile uses including in:
These are rendered with a range of finishes that include:
Colored zinc-plated (can be blue, white or yellow- galvanized)
Hot dip galvanized
What are the Advantages of Stainless Steel?
The immediate advantages of using stainless steel nuts have already been mentioned above. But please remember that there is much more in the offing. Here is a rundown on the several advantages using stainless nut bolts for outdoor purposes:
Very sleek in appearance
Low maintenance costs
High resistance against stains
Can be polished
Ideal surface finish
Desired smoothness without impurities or burs lag bolts
Resistant to ultra violet rays
Due precision in compliance with standards
Due tensile strength
Stainless steel is corrosion resistant not corrosion proof. Corrosive stains can develop on the surface if the material is not handled properly. The primary advantage of this would be at stake in case of mishandling. The corrosive action might just as well be restricted to visual distortion or may even result in functional loss of the material. If tools made from conventional steel are used when steel fasteners are installed, you might as well face these problems.
However, one of the best ways to prevent extraneous corrosion would be to keep the surface of the stainless steel neat and clean. Make use of proper sealants while installing the stainless steel fasteners- especially in the midst of damp environments. This is one of the best ways to beat corrosion
The supplier or manufacturer should also be chosen carefully. Make sure you are making your choice from among companies who have been there for a while. Secure feedback of their services from friends and acquaintances. Get a hang of the way they work. Their website should have details of most of the things you would want to know- about their experience, product, services etc.