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Catalogue - Fixing Kit Triangle
(Eye Bolt)

TRINGCHEVILLE, garden -  protection
Reference : TRINGCHEVILLE
Price : £ 89.00
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  • Accessory pack for triangular sail shades. This kit includes all of the hardware needed to install a triangular shade sail
  • All of our fixings are made from marine grade stainless steel (316). These fixings are very strong and will not rust even after years of use
  • 3 x turnbuckles
  • 3 x snap hooks
  • 3 x Eye Bolts

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What is marine grade stainless steel

Marine-grade stainless steel, often referred to as marine steel or marine alloy, is a type of stainless steel that is specifically designed to resist corrosion in marine environments, particularly in the presence of saltwater. The most common marine-grade stainless steel is Type 316, which belongs to the austenitic stainless steel family. The composition of marine-grade stainless steel, particularly Type 316, includes the following key elements:

Iron (Fe):
The base metal of stainless steel, providing its structural strength.

Chromium (Cr):
Chromium is a crucial element that enhances the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. In marine-grade stainless steel, chromium content is typically around 16-18%.

Nickel (Ni):
Nickel contributes to the corrosion resistance and durability of the stainless steel alloy. Marine-grade stainless steel contains a higher nickel content, often around 10-14%.

Molybdenum (Mo):
Molybdenum is a key alloying element that significantly improves the corrosion resistance, especially in chloride-rich environments like seawater. The marine-grade Type 316 stainless steel contains approximately 2-3% molybdenum.

Other Alloying Elements:
In addition to the primary elements mentioned above, marine-grade stainless steel may also contain small amounts of other elements such as manganese, silicon, and nitrogen, which can influence the alloy's properties.

The combination of chromium, nickel, and molybdenum in marine-grade stainless steel contributes to its excellent resistance to corrosion, pitting, and crevice corrosion, making it well-suited for use in harsh environments. The addition of molybdenum is particularly crucial for enhancing corrosion resistance in chloride-containing environments, such as those found in saltwater.

The most common specifications for marine-grade stainless steel include AISI 316 and ASTM A240/A240M. These specifications outline the chemical composition, mechanical properties, and other characteristics of the stainless steel alloy, ensuring that it meets the necessary standards for marine applications. Marine-grade stainless steel is widely used in marine equipment, offshore structures, boat fittings, and other applications where resistance to corrosion in aggressive environments is essential.