Stainless Steel - 100 Not Out!100 years of Stainless Steel

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far.



What does the Blackpool Seafront and a Buddhist Temple in Thailand have in common?

Blackpool seafront walkway

Photo courtesy of Stan Taylor, Valbruna UK Ltd

Buddhist template construction

Photos courtesy of Outokumpu

They both use stainless rebar! Rebar is a rod or bar commonly used for reinforcement in concrete. To ensure long life spans, stainless rebar has been used successfully in a variety of highly demanding structures.

The new Blackpool Seafront required concrete that would resist seawater corrosion and look good for 100 years. Stainless steel rebar grade 304 (1.4301) was used in some critical areas allowing the concrete cover to be reduced but still giving a long service life. The Buddhist Temple in Thailand will provide a sacred place for many generations to come as the structure has been built to last more than one thousand years and in this case lean duplex LDX 2101 (1.4162) was chosen.

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