Bright Future for Stainless Steel Plumbing

This article first appeared in the APHC (Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors) Bulletin No 556 May/June 2003. It summarizes the research published by BSSA on the application of stainless steel in plumbing. The benefits of corrosion and corrosion-erosion resistance and strength and ductility are compared to those of copper and plastics. Joining methods, including press fitting are outlined. Long term cost benefits are compared with copper and plastics. Applications at the Royal Opera House, Ightham Mote (kent) and in various Scottish Hospitals are discussed.

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