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Stainless Steel Connectors:  A Wise Choice

Selecting the proper stainless steel connectors can deliver more productivity, improved safety, and reduced contamination.

Stainless steel connectors are crucial components in any large system, but especially for water and wastewater processing industry. Stainless steel components are preferred for their corrosion-resistance, durability and low maintenance.

Stainless Steel Connectors in a Water Treatment Plant

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With the industry’s focus on cost management, treatment technology, production performance and safety, choosing system components carefully can make all the difference.

The right stainless steel components are maintenance-free and provide continuous 24-hour service while ensuring the safety of personnel and the environment.

With so much riding on water treatment systems, primarily the safety of drinking water for millions of people, using sub-standard components should never be an option.

Ferrous-based material corrodes easily resulting in higher long-term maintenance and an increased risk of potential contamination and production downtime.

So, while initial costs may be lower, the long-term costs are often much higher.

The right stainless steel connectors help water and wastewater processors to:

  • Reduce corrosion in electrical systems
  • Maintain power systems for continuous operation
  • Protect electrical systems in hazardous and high-heat areas
  • Provide protection from liquids

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Both dry electrical boxes and submersed pumps can benefit from stainless steel connectors instead of aluminum or galvanized steel. 

The durability of stainless steel in many types of harsh environments, make it the benchmark for all types of applications. Stainless steel connectors have:

  • High-corrosion resistance
  • Low maintenance
  • Ease of fabrication
  • Life cycle sustainability
  • High level of safety

2 Main Types of Stainless Steel Connectors

Type 304 Stainless Steel  – preferred for dry, above water applications because of its general corrosion resistance and lower cost.

Type 316 Stainless Steel – typically used for submersed, under water applications because of its high-corrosion resistance generated by the molybdenum it contains.

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Stainless Steel – a sustainable answer. Not only does it resist the damaging effects and lasts longer than other alloys, it is 100% Sustainable during its entire lifecycle.

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Stainless steel does not harm the people producing or handling it. Chromium makes it  naturally corrosive resistant. That means there are no harmful chemicals used to fabricate components and it does not give off harmful elements during use or recycling.

Stainless steel does not harm the environment. It has a very minimal impact on water, air and carbon use, plus it’s recyclable.

Stainless steel is profitable at every stage of its lifecycle. From fabricators who create the components to water treatment plants who experience a very low cost of installation and maintenance, to the people who recycle it, Stainless Steel is a profitable material to work with.

Fabricating stainless steel is easy. Manufacturers can create components to the specifications of plant engineers. With so many options for the right stainless steel connector, it is in the best interest of engineers to seek out a manufacturer who can meet their exact requirements.

The right connector can improve efficiency, maintenance and the lifespan of the component, and your equipment. 

Remke has more options than other manufacturers! We have more connectors in-stock and ready to ship, or customize to your unique specs.