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Suncor offers one of the world's most complete selections of stainless steel products. Since 1985, they have been providing their ever-expanding line of stainless steel products to nearly every market, including marine, architectural, commercial, government and OEM.

What is Stainless Steel

Essentially, stainless steel is a low carbon steel which contains chromium at 10% or more by weight. The addition of chromium is what gives the steel its unique stainless, corrosion resisting properties. The chromium content of the steel allows the formation of a rough, adherent, invisible, corrosion-resisting chromium oxide film on the steel surface; this film is self-healing when damaged, providing that oxygen is present. The corrosion resistance and other useful properties of the steel are enhanced by increased chromium content and the addition of other elements such as molybdenum, nickel and nitrogen. While there are more than 60 grades of stainless steel, the entire group can be divided into five classes identified by the alloying elements which affect their microstructure and for which each is named.

Suncor's wide range of stainless steel products include:

  • Shackles
  • Chain Suncor Headboard Shackle
  • Turnbuckles
  • Swage Terminals
  • Quick Attach
  • Wire Rope
  • Hooks & Clips
  • Rigging Hardware
  • Threaded Eye and U-Bolts
  • Webbing
  • Pad Eyes
  • Hinges & Hasps
  • Deck Hardware and Railing
  • Anchors
  • Electrical and LED Microstar
  • Trailer Hardware

    Stainless Steel Descriptions

    Type 302

    302 Stainless Steel is a slightly higher carbon version of 304, and is most commonly found in strip and wire forms. Offers a higher corrosion resistance than 301 due to higher nickel content. When in annealed form it is non-magnetic, and slightly magnetic when cold formed.
    • Corrosion Resistance: Poor
    • Strength: Best
    • Life Span: Fair
    • Maintenance: Fair

    Type 304

    This is one of the most widely used and oldest of the stainless steels. Originally, 304 Stainless Steel was called 18-8, which stood for its chromium and nickel content. 304 possesses an excellent combination of strength, corrosion resistance and fabric-ability.
    • Corrosion Resistance: Good
    • Strength: Best
    • Life Span: Good
    • Maintenance: Fair

    Type 316

    Suncor Stainless Deck Hardware 316 is an austenitic stainless steel that has an added molybdenum content to increase its resistance to corrosion when compared to other 300 series alloys. This 316 Stainless Steel resists scaling at temperatures up to 1600°F, and is used primarily in the marine industry for its resistance to corrosion.
    • Corrosion Resistance: Best
    • Strength: Good
    • Life Span: Excellent
    • Maintenance: Excellent

    Type 17-4PH

    This is a general purpose, precipitation-hardening stainless steel. Low temperature (approx. 1000° F) "age hardening" produces superior hardness and strength without distortion or scaling.
    • Corrosion Resistance: Fair
    • Strength: Excellent
    • Life Span: Good
    • Maintenance: Fair

    Benefits of Stainless Steel

    • Corrosion Resistance - Lower alloyed grades resist corrosion in atmospheric and pure water environments, while high-alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solution, and chlorine bearing environments, properties which are utilized in process plants.
    • Fire and Heat Resistance - Special high chromium and nickel-alloyed grades resist scaling and retain strength at high temperatures.
    • Hygiene - The easy cleaning ability of stainless makes it the first choice for strict hygiene conditions, such as hospitals, kitchens, abattoirs and other food processing plants.
    • Strength-to-Weight Advantage - The work-hardening property of austenitic grades, that results in a significant strengthening of the material from cold-working alone, and the high strength duplex grades, allow reduced material thickness over conventional grades, therefor cost savings.
    • Ease of Fabrication - Modern steel-making techniques mean that stainless can be cut, welded, formed, machined and fabricated as readily as traditional steels.
    • Impact Resistance - The austentic microstructure of the 300 series provides high toughness, from elevated temperatures to far below freezing, making these steels particularly suited to cryogenic applications.
    • Long Term Value - When considering the total life cycle of stainless steel it is most often the least expensive material option. This material is 100% recyclable, over 50% of new stainless steel comes from old re-melted stainless steel scrap, thereby completing the full life cycle.
    • Electropolishing - Electropolishing is primarily used to obtain a bright, clean appealing surface, however it also passivates the surface while removing burrs, sharp edges, microscopic nicks and scratches from the surface. Electropolishing can smooth threads and remove heat discoloration from spot or TIG welds.
    • Passivating - Passivating is a process of dipping fittings into an acid solution to rapidly form a chromium oxide on the surface of the material, creating a passive film that protects stainless from further oxidation. In common commercial terms, "passivating" and "cleaning" may be used interchangeably.

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