Stainless Steel Banding and Supplies
Stainless steel banding is considered the strongest and most durable strapping solution in the industry. It is valued for its high shock-resistance and offers high level of versatility. One of the main advantages of using stainless steel is that it can be joined with a wide range of seals. How it is applied can also vary based on your specific needs. Now SS strapping can also be applied using powerful battery-run tools.
High-tensile stainless steel strapping is the ultimate in strength and many other parameters that set the best strapping materials in the industry.
Applications of Stainless Steel Strapping
Stainless steel strapping is used in a wide range of industries where heavy duty application is involved. This includes oil and gas, marine, and other environments wherever high level of strength, corrosion resistance, and durability is required. You can choose from a wide range strapping dimensions based on your applications.
This type of strapping is specifically designed for use in the most extreme conditions. High quality stainless steel strapping can even withstand the elements. SS strapping has extremely high break strength. It has high corrosion resistance and UV-resistance.
Grades of Stainless Steel Strapping
The most commonly used grades of stainless steel strapping are as following:
The 317 series of SS strapping is valued for its high localized and general corrosion resistance. It has lower carbon content. This helps in increasing sensitization-resistance during welding. This grade of strapping also has high chemical resistance and excellent formability. It has non-magnetic characteristics.
The 301 series of SS strapping is preferred for its higher carbon content. It has good corrosion resistance too. Some of its main features include:
- High resistance
- Bright and elegant surface
- Excellent resistance to the elements
Grade 201 series of SS banding belongs to the 200 series. It was first engineered to conserve nickel, so it has lower nickel percentage. This grade of strapping is often used in place of grade 301 strapping, but it has lesser corrosion resistance. The grade 301 is considered better for use in chemical environments. The higher nitrogen percentage in grade 201 provides it higher toughness and strength, more so at lower temperatures.
Stainless steel strapping is also available with a variety of coating. This includes:
- Black painted
Usually, stainless steel strapping is ribbon wound and is used either in white or embossed form. As already mentioned it can be used with a wide range of seals, including stainless steel seals.