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Stainless Steel and Wastewater Treatment Applications

Some of our larger stainless steel installation projects in the Perth area have been for wastewater applications. Not only is it important for communities to have an ample supply of clean drinking water, it is equally important that the wastewater that is created doesn’t contaminate the environment.

Most wastewater treatment plants use 304L or 316L grade stainless steel for standard wastewater applications. For more robust circumstances, duplex or super austenitic alloys are more appropriate.

Stainless Steel for Wastewater Treatment Applications

Why Stainless Steel is the Material of Choice in Wastewater Treatment

  • Provides corrosion resistance to many different types of wastewater
  • Tolerates very high flow rates
  • Has excellent ductility and strength
  • Easily fabricated
  • Easily transported due to light weight
  • Can be used to create an extensive range of products
  • Leaching levels into water are almost non-existent
  • Durable
  • Fully recyclable

Performance and Design Advantages

Stainless steel is nearly 100% non-corrosive, making it able to handle most waters. Because it is so resistant to both corrosion and erosion, it is perfect for high water flow rates. It can easily handle high velocities, pumping turbulence, high aeration and changes of cross-section. No corrosion allowance is necessary and stainless steel systems can be built with thin walls. It is not necessary to control water chemistry to avoid corrosion.

Environmental Factors

When storing, treating or transporting drinking water, the materials used cannot leach into the water past an “acceptable” level. Stainless steel has been tested in many countries and found to surpass all regulations for the prevention of contamination.

In addition, stainless steel is 100% recyclable and our products are often made of a high percentage of recycled stainless steel.

Call Western Stainless Today

We are experts at custom design stainless steel installation. We have worked with many wastewater treatment facilities. We can work with you to design, fabricate, transport and install any equipment you need for your wastewater facility.

To learn more about us or for an obligation free consult, call Western Stainless Solutions today: 1300 794 647.