Why Stainless Steel Works for Indoor Swimming Pools

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Use stainless steel as the material of choice for your public or private indoor aquatic facilities.

Indoor swimming pools have a wide array of characteristics to choose from.  Just today I took a tour of two different health fitness clubs with two very different indoor pools.  The first one was intended for leisurely family fun while the other was aligned with swimming lanes for serious, get-in-shape members.  One had colorful, posh lights shining upon the water replicating a high-end resort while the family fun one had a no fuss feel.  This is the same with these types of pools throughout the private and public sector.  There are water parks with indoor wave pools, indoor water slides and light fixtures distinct to a facility proving you can find options suitable to any taste.  But one aspect of these indoor pools that was common amongst the two visited facilities (and across the board regardless of the locale) is the room/air temperature.

The air temperature around this type of pool is usually hot, humid and kept that way on purpose to maintain a high level of chemical sanitation.  These chemicals are mainly chlorine- based and placed in around the pool area, the sauna sections, showers, change rooms, etc…  This is why when building an indoor aquatic facility stainless steel is the best option.  Let me explain.

When manufacturing a swimming facility it is important to remember that water will be mixed with chemicals, humidity and high temperatures.  Under such circumstances, certain materials crack and corrode.  High temperatures escalate the corrosion process in several metals and humid droplets of water you find in these areas generate cracks within these metals.  Additionally, the cleaning and maintenance chemicals used alter the state of materials that come into contact with the water, chemicals and humidity; on the other hand, stainless steel remains intact.

Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant, impervious to cracking and remains intact when chemicals react to the metal.   It is easy to clean, stays hygienically sound and does not rust.

To find out more call National Specialty Alloys today!

Stainless Steel Holds Up Under Extreme Conditions

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is the preferred choice for North Sea oil rigs due to its durability and corrosion resistant properties.

Stainless steel has a multitude of uses from cookware to US naval ships making it a very versatile metal found in virtually every industry.  It is exceedingly durable and easy to work with rendering it a great solution for commercial and residential solutions.

One of the most sought-after traits of stainless steel is the corrosion resistant property.  When a material begins the corrosion process it becomes weak, contaminated and fails to hold its own under a wide array of environments.  But when stainless steel is selected the damaging effects and costs are eliminated from the process, even when placed under extreme weather conditions.  An example of one such environment is the North Sea.

In the North Sea there are necessary isolated oil rigs standing for expansive oil and gas fields owned by various companies and organizations.  These rigs must exist solo remaining intact under relentless weather conditions.  Additionally, numerous employees live on the rigs so the adaptability of the designated metal to create a safe, comfortable and reliable environment must occur.  Stainless steel is the perfect option to exist alongside such factors.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars, call National Specialty Alloys today.  We are here to ensure you receive what you need and want for your next industrial or home project.

2 Simple Ways to Clean Stainless Steel

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Stainless steel is known to be a corrosion-resistant material that is easy to clean and environmentally safe.  It is the driving force behind creating hygienic machinery and tools for a wide array of industries, including big box businesses pushing home consumer products.  This is another field (consumer home products) where the stainless steel selection is dominant.

A plethora of options are available for stainless steel kitchen appliances, cookware, and kitchen tools.  But as a consumer you want to receive the maximum benefits from it by cleaning this product properly.  Today I am going to share with you two tips on how to achieve this goal.

Use a Mild Dishwashing Soap and Towel

For those stubborn food remnants use a mixture of warm water and mild dishwashing soap.  It is a simple process.  Rinse the cookware thoroughly to avert discoloration and blemishing.   Then take the cloth with the water and soap mixture and wash the cookware down.  Next, rinse it once again before towel drying the cookware completely ensuring no water spots are left upon it.

Try a Stainless Steel Cleaner

There are cleaners specifically created to clean your stainless steel cookware.  You don’t have to use them but it is a good option that helps minimize any scratching from developing further.  Proceed with caution if you use this route.  You want to be sure it works on the desired surface before trying it.

Stainless steel is a rust-resistant, durable, 100% recyclable material that is great for consumer and commercial usage.  Find out more about the benefits of using stainless steel and nickel alloys in your home or business by calling us today!

Stainless Steel is Ideal for Parking and Storage Facilities

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is an ideal choice for parking garages and storage dwellings.

England is filled with much excitement and enjoyment as tourists, athletes, fans and families from all over the world gather to enjoy the Olympic Games throughout London.  It is wonderful to witness the patriotism and pride spread throughout Great Britain.  It is even easily felt over 5 hours away in the countryside where locals watch the competition unfold from afar.  These may seem like two different worlds, Northern England and London, but they are the same.  They both include a shared patriotism and pride that is felt…and they both experience the infamous unpredictable English summer weather.

It is impossible not to notice the change of the weather that occurs in one day.  It goes from sprinkling to sunshine to cold providing visitors with all four seasons in 24 hours.  With that said, I started to wonder what type of material holds up under such unpredictable conditions.  Wood becomes torn and frayed while brick makes a shed look tired.  So what should one use for storage and parking dwellings in Great Britain?  Stainless steel holds up under extreme weather conditions making it ideal for the bustling city of London and the abundantly green Northern England border near Wales.

When unpredictable weather strikes, it is important to use material that keeps your vehicles, farming equipment and home improvement tools protected from weather damage.  Water, wind and snow can freeze, rust and permanently damage your belongings.  Instead of worrying about the cost of leaks, upkeep and repair choose stainless steel.  It is weather resistant, durable and does not disintegrate when water and extreme conditions come into direct contact with it.

To find out more about the advantages of using stainless steel and nickel alloy bars for your parking and storage projects call National Specialty Alloys today!

Mirrored Stainless Steel Adds Design, Beauty and Durability to Your Next Project

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Mirrored stainless steel is an ideal choice for home and commerical projects.

There are many different design directions to go when choosing stainless steel.  You can choose colored, matted or brushed steel.  You can choose whatever size desired and have it fabricated into whatever shape you need to complete the look of your next project.  But why not add another layer of aesthetic appeal by choosing mirrored steel?  The seamless look of mirrored steel makes it a widely popular choice amongst building designers and architects today.

When walking into a commercial space with mirrored steel notice how some onlookers tend to stop, look and drool.  It has a flawless finish due to the zero lines present on the material.  It is a highly reflective surface that does not tarnish, peel or crack making it weather resistant and durable to hold up under a range of conditions.  This is why many building designers and architects love to work with this metal.

Traditional mirrors are not always a safe option for certain locations such as schools, hospitals and dance studios.  By making the switch to a mirrored stainless steel you are preventing potential accidents from occurring while complying with building safety requirements.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars call one of our specialists today.  He/she will guide you through a selection of stainless steel and nickel alloy products to ensure you receive the perfect option matching your project budget, time constraint and needs.  Call us now!

The Relationship Between Stainless Steel and the Enviornment

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Be smart like the London Olympics 2012 Committee by choosing stainless steel for your next project.

The London Olympics Committee for 2012 put into thought the roles types of steel would play in the creation for venues and public areas for the Olympic Games.  The main material chosen had to exhibit environmentally safe traits.  The Committee also took into consideration the concern the growing impact the selected metal would have on the land, nature and the people around it.  The Committee chose stainless steel for a wide array of reasons including it being a 100% recyclable metal.

Today I am going to share with you an insight of why stainless steel was chosen for the Olympics and why it is the right choice for your next home and/or business project.

When producing metal for a project much energy goes into the production process.  In the past, manufacturers and engineers wasted an abundant amount of energy on soldering, welding and implementing other techniques to get a selected metal just right.  Steel manufacturers took notice of this excessive energy it emitted so they decided to make a change.  Currently, stainless steel manufacturers evolved this technique and it is now an energy efficient process making it a high quality, cost-effective, energy saving, environmentally safe selection for you.

To find out more about nickel alloy bars, call one of our specialists today!

Why Stainless Steel is the Perfect Sustainable Material Choice for Builders and Architects

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is an ideal sustainable material for your next project.

There are many reasons why stainless steel is an ideal choice for architects and engineers.  It is an environmentally friendly material that is visually pleasing, purposeful and adaptable to various industries, sizes and shapes.  Modern design seems to be relying upon it more than traditional materials for these reasons.  It can display different details and architectural looks while still delivering high quality, durable and corrosion-resistant traits.

2 Advantages to Choosing Stainless Steel

Reusable

If someone must tear down the material and rebuild over it without saving a building and/or project then the architect does not fret about the affects it has on the environment.  Stainless steel can be dissolved using specific methods.  Once this is completed, the material can be reused, reduced and recycled into something new ensuring the metal is not wasted or left to remain without purpose polluting the land.

Conserves Energy

Some building materials need to be treated before it is able to conserve energy.  For instance, if you do not use stainless steel material to transfer and preserve the coolness of an air conditioning then the results can be unpredictable.  Save yourself the headache.  Stainless steel comes with a highly solar reflective index value that does not need to be applied and reapplied.  It is a characteristic embedded into the metal meaning you do not have to waste time, money and material on reapplying and replacing it to ensure energy conservation.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloys call National Specialty Alloys today.

How Stainless Steel Contributes to an Unpolluted Food and Water Supply

Posted on July 7, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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There is a reason why stainless steel is used in kitchens. It does not contaminate our food and water.

All over the globe, health and environmental organizations and government officials are paying attention to the negative affect certain substances have on our hygienic food distribution and clean water supplies.  By doing much research and studying, it has been proven internationally that stainless steel does play a major role in keeping our food and drinks uncontaminated.  There is everything from stainless steel utensils, which do not corrode or alter in chemistry when touching our food preventing contamination from developing to water treatment steel pipes utilized in filtering waste from the water keeping our supplies clean.  The key is the metal’s attribute not to change, fray or decompose when coming in contact with beverages, food substances, protein, coloring and other nutritional elements that need proper care, processing and delivery.

It is essential for water to remain untainted ensuring the state of health and lives of people around the world.  The higher quality that is delivered to a region the more stable the health of that community becomes.  It is why the water treatment industry and global governments take strong measures to protect and stow treated water for long periods of time. To do this, water facilities must use a type of material that does not vary when managing water.  Stainless steel is able to fulfill this goal.

To find out more about the role of stainless steel and nickel alloy plays in our water and food treatment processing plants call one of our specialists today.

 

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