When it comes to implementing work surfaces in the cleanroom industry, there’s only one type of material to be considered: 316 stainless steel. It’s rugged, resists heat and stands up to frequent cleaning with even the most powerful of sanitizing solutions.
What is 316 Stainless Steel?
This material used for cleanroom tables, shelves and lab benches and is made of high-grade stainless steel alloy created with 2 to 3 percent molybdenum to enhance its durability.
This stainless steel blend, often referred to as marine-grade, wards off corrosion from acids, salts and most chemicals including powerful disinfectants – making it one of the most popular surfaces for cleanrooms.
Properties of 316 Stainless Steel
If you’re looking for a material that has hot strength characteristics, high creep strength at elevated temperatures and fabrication characteristics similar to Type 302, the 316 stainless steel is your best option. Take note: 316 stainless steel is a higher grade than 304 and 340.
Also, 316 stainless steel can be electropolished, won’t pit and is non-magnetic, so the surface won’t interfere with electronics like medical equipment, measuring devices and computers.
Don’t be confused when scanning through the multiple stainless steel table options. You may notice that 430 tables are available at a reduced cost, but this is because they are magnetic and not as durable as 316 stainless steel.
Who Needs 316 Stainless Steel?
All cleanroom facilities with purity control as a focus will benefit from tables and accessories made from 316 stainless steel. However, this durable material is standard in pharmaceutical, aerospace, photography, textile finishing, food preparation, marine and hospital settings.
Don’t put your projects and profits at risk. Invest in cleanroom accessories that ensure your facility stays impeccably sanitized, in good condition and won’t interfere with cleanroom electronics.
Cleanroom World offers a variety of all-welded 316 stainless steel tables in varying heights and widths with supportive C-frame construction and optional casters. Browse our selection of 316 stainless steel tables online, give us a call today to at (303)752-0076 or fill out our easy to use comment form online to learn more!