Coxreels says it now offers stainless steel grade choices for every customer, ensuring specification needs always are ideally serviced.
The Tempe AZ manufacturer of heavy-duty hose, cord and cable reels produces all-stainless steel reels, and powder-coated steel reels with stainless steel fluid paths. And now customers can choose between 316 and 304 grade stainless steels for the fluid paths on many reel types to best match the necessary corrosion resistance of their reel, according to the application, the company said. Coxreels stainless steel reel spools and frames will remain 302/304 grade stainless and are optionally available in an electro-polished finish for additional corrosion resistance.
The primary stainless-steel types used in the reel industry are 302/304 and 316. With inherent metallurgical differences, each category offers different levels of corrosion protection and cost. The 302/304 are the most commonly used stainless steels and are found in most applications where corrosion-resistant steel is required, such as food and beverage, sanitation, dairy, pharma, appliances and sinks. 316 grade stainless steel is commonly considered the most corrosion resistant of the stainless steel grades and can be up to 4 times more resistant to corrosion than 302/304.
Selecting the proper stainless grade for the application is important to balance the cost vs needed corrosion resistance. 316 usually is recommended for marine applications, some acidic fluids, chemicals that end in “ine,” such as chlorine and bromine, and also is often specified when long-lasting appearance is desired.
For further information on the Coxreels’ stainless steel product line, call (800) 269‐7335 or visit coxreels.com.