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.



The Kelpies

Andy Scott's magnificent full sized Kelpies have been unveiled in Scotland and stand at 30m high, as opposed to his Kelpies on display at the Harry Brearley Conference in Sheffield which were a mere 3m! The huge horse's heads are made of 600 tonnes of steel including the cladding, which is made from 6mm hot rolled 316L stainless steel plates.

The Kelpies' name comes from the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses and they represent the lineage of the heavy horses of Scottish industry, pulling wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships in the Falkirk area.

Final construction began in June 2013, and was quickly completed by October 2013. The Kelpies are positioned either side of a specially constructed lock and basin, part of the redeveloped Kelpies Hub. Stainless steel at its best in a dramatic setting, built for generations to enjoy.

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