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The Long-Term Value and Benefits of Stainless Steel

May 20, 2019 10:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to planning construction projects, many engineers and designers overlook certain building materials due to their high price tag—for example, stainless steel. Its main con is its high initial cost, but this is often overshadowed by the fact that stainless steel is an incredibly dependable material. Keep in mind that higher quality, more dependable materials will likely provide the greatest value to the lifespan of the project. Stainless steel is an alloy of iron with a small percent of chromium. The chromium makes a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel, allowing it to be... View Article

How to Protect Your Steel Against Corrosion

July 13, 2018 7:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What is the greatest threat to a steel structure? The answer is corrosion. About 85 percent of all steel is carbon steel, which means it is more susceptible to oxidization, or rusting. Left unprotected and susceptible to the elements, carbon steel often shows oxidization within a matter of a few days. As steel oxidizes, the integrity of the metal is affected, which in turn affects the quality and strength of the product or structure the steel was used to build. Several factors contribute to the corrosion of steel, including humidity, temperature, pollution and rainfall. The corrosion rate of steel can... View Article

Answers to Your Frequently-Asked Questions About Steel Fabrication in Indiana

May 20, 2018 10:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In today’s world, steel is everywhere. We use stainless steel appliances, use products manufactured using steel machines and walk through buildings constructed of structural steel. Despite the prevalence of this material, the concept of steel and how it is made into the many forms we find it in can be confusing. As a full-service steel contractor that offers steel fabrication in Indiana, Benchmark Fabricated Steel is well equipped to help clarify some of the more confusing aspects of the process. Read on to learn about steel fabrication and have some of your most commonly asked questions answered. What is steel... View Article