Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
At Cleanroom World, we have type 316 stainless steel tables for cleanrooms, labs, and manufacturing facilities.
Stainless steel tables are popular in sterile environments because they’re durable, attractive, and easy to clean. There are three main types of stainless steel tables: grade 430, grade 304, and grade 316. Of these stainless steel table options, grade 316 stainless steel is the highest quality.
Also known as “A4” stainless steel by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), type 316 stainless steel contains molybdenum. Because of the 2% of molybdenum that’s included in grade 316 stainless steel tables, you can clean them with industrial solvents and harsh chemicals, without risk of pitting. In particular, 316 stainless steel is resistant to corrosion from chlorine.
Our selection of grade 316 stainless steel tables includes:
•C-frame 316 stainless steel tables
•electropolished 316 stainless steel tables
•316 stainless steel tables on wheels
The electropolishing on the 316 stainless steel tables ensures that there aren’t any micro-depressions in the surface of the table or micro-projections. This smoothness on the surface of the table, as well as the mirror-like finish, make electropolished tables an excellent choice for pharmaceutical and semi-conductor cleanrooms.
Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables: The Best Choice For Cleanrooms, Labs, And Manufacturing Facilities
When comparing stainless steel tables and other types of furniture and equipment for cleanrooms and labs, people often become confused by the array of choices. Choosing the length, width, height, and features of a table are relatively easy tasks. But what’s the difference between the different types of stainless steel tables, and which one is right for you?
How To Choose The Right Stainless Steel Table
To know which type of stainless steel table would be best, it can be helpful to first carefully evaluate how and where you’ll use the table:
•what type of environment will you be putting the stainless steel table in
•what types of products will come into contact with the stainless steel table and/or be near it
•what types of cleaning solutions will you be using on the stainless steel table
•how durable do you want the stainless steel table to be
•do you need to have a stainless steel table that’s non-magnetic
•do you need the stainless steel table to be electropolished
Once you’ve answered the questions above, the type of stainless steel table that you’ll need should become clear.
Type 302 Stainless Steel Tables vs Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
Type 302 stainless steel tables and type 316 stainless steel tables are very similar, but the molybdenum found in type 316 stainless steel tables makes the tables more resistant to corrosion and pitting. Also, type 316 stainless steel has a lower magnetism than type 302 stainless steel. Type 302 stainless steel is generally categorized as non-magnetic, but it can become slightly magnetic.
Type 304 Stainless Steel Tables vs Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
Type 304 stainless steel tables, like type 316 stainless steel tables are non-magnetic. But type 304 stainless steel doesn’t include any molybdenum in it, whereas type 316 stainless steel has 2.1% molybdenum in it. The molybdenum in type 316 stainless steel tables provides an added protection from corrosion and pitting.
Type 340 Stainless Steel Tables vs Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
Type 340 stainless steel has a higher melting point, which makes the tables a good choice for high-temperature environments. But type 316 stainless steel has more nickel and molybdenum in it, which makes the tables more resistant to chemicals and chlorides.
Type 430 Stainless Steel Tables vs Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
Type 430 stainless steel tables are less expensive than type 316 stainless steel tables, but they’re not as durable, and they’re magnetic (which means that they can interfere with electronics).
Chrome Tables vs Type 316 Stainless Steel Tables
Chrome tables are a cost-effective alternative to type 316 stainless steel tables, but they’re not suitable for most cleanroom and lab environments, because they won’t stand up to repeated cleanings with harsh chemicals. Chrome also isn’t as durable as stainless steel.
If you have any questions about type 316 stainless steel tables or any of the other choices of tables, please call (303) 752-0056, or e-mail email@example.com.
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