Stainless Steel Marine Products


Stainless steel products offered to the marine, industrial, architectural, commercial, government and OEM markets. We invite you to browse the selection of Stainless Hardware.

Stainless Steel Marine & Boat Hardware

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WELD ON LASHING RINGS

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STAINLESS TRAILER H/W

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WEBBING

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Military Spec Hardware

MILITARY SPEC

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RAILING & BIMINI PARTS

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Stainless Steel Chain

STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN

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STAINLESS STEEL FASTNERS

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HINGES & HASPS

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DECK HARDWARE

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STAINLESS STEEL ANCHORS

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TURNBUCKLES

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Stainless Steel Pad Eyes

STAINLESS STEEL PAD EYES

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Stainless Steel Clips & Hooks

HOOKS & CLIPS

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LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL

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Architectural Stainless Steel

ARCHITECTURAL STAINLESS

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STAINLESS STEEL CABLE

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What’s the difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel?


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The simple answer is 304 contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel while 316 contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum is added to help resist corrosion to chlorides (like sea water and de-icing salts).
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TYPE 316 STAINLESS STEEL

Type 316 stainless steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless and heat-resisting steel with superior corrosion resistance as compared to other chromium-nickel steels when exposed to many types of chemical corrodents such as sea water, brine solutions, and the like. Since Type 316 stainless steel alloy contains molybdenum bearing it has a greater resistance to chemical attack than 304. Type 316 is durable, easy-to-fabricate, clean, weld and finish. It is considerably more resistant to solutions of sulfuric acid, chlorides, bromides, iodides and fatty acids at high temperature. Stainless steels containing molybdenum are required in the manufacture of certain pharmaceuticals in order to avoid excessive metallic contamination. The bottom line is that Type 316 stainless steel costs a little more upfront but you could save a whole lot on the back end – especially if your enclosure is going to be used outdoors.
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TYPE 304 STAINLESS STEEL

Type 304, with its chromium-nickel content and low carbon, is the most versatile and widely used of the austenitic stainless steels. Its alloys are all modifications of the 18% chromium, 8% nickel austenitic alloy. Type 304 proves to be resistant to oxidation, corrosion, and durability. All provide ease of fabrication and cleaning, prevention of product contamination offer a variety of finishes and appearances. Type 304 stainless steels are used in corrosion resistant electrical enclosures, auto molding and trim, wheel covers, kitchen equipment, hose clamps, exhaust manifolds, stainless hardware, storage tanks, pressure vessels and piping.
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STAINLESS Vs. GAVANIZED

Both stainless and galvanized steels prevent corrosion by forming a “sacrificial” layer of protective oxides. Stainless forms an almost invisible layer of chromium oxide and galvanized forms a (comparatively) thick layer of zinc oxide, according the Metallurgical Consultants website.

Eventually, the galvanized steel’s zinc oxide coating will wear away, leaving it vulnerable to corrosives and weather. Stainless steel contains chromium all the way through, so its protective layer is continually replenished.

Stainless has a shiny finish with a deep luster, and can also be finished with different grits to give different appearances. Galvanized material is always gray and lacks any shine.
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STAINLESS STEEL ELEMENTS

There are 5 primary elements in Stainless Steel. Chromium, Nickle, Molybdenum, Carbon and Iron. The purpose of this article is to explain the purpose of each element and what they contribute to the Stainless Steel.

Chromium combines with Oxygen to generate a protective Oxide Layer. Chromium is one of four elements that consistently align in a regular pattern when subjected to oxygen. Lack of oxygen, such as prolonged submersion will act to break down the uniform Oxide Layer and allow corrosives to enter attach the iron and carbon underneath.
Nickel has an exceptionally low rate of oxidation and like Chromium is one of 4 elements that consistently align in regular pattern. Nickel is less susceptible to acids and highly corrosive compounds then Chromium and it has a cathode property that neutralizes the protective layer of Stainless Steel.
Molybdenum makes the steel more resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride-contaminated media and sea water. Moly is a very tough element and has the 6th highest melting point of any element. Moly acts by creating a tight weave or lattice with the Chromium which creates a tighter seal against elements penetrating the Oxide layer and prevents iron atoms from raising to the metals surface under heat.

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