Get the Most Out of Your Stainless Steel

As one of the most prolific stainless steel manufacturers in Perth, we like to see our clients get the most out of their stainless steel products. We have built a great reputation for quality and service in Perth and regional WA and we want to see it stay that way. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure that our clients get the most out of any custom design stainless steel installation.

Besides the obvious need to select the correct grade, here are some ways to get the most out of any stainless steel product.

Get the Most Out of Your Stainless Steel

Make Sure the Finish Matches the Desired Corrosion Resistance

The rule of thumb is that the more brightly polished the surface, the higher the resistance to corrosion. For example, 240 grit alumina abrasives are not enough to finish stainless steel in a coastal environment. Make sure your finish matches up to your location and usage.

Post Fabrication Treatments

When stainless steel is welded, it results in heat tint. These areas are more susceptible to corrosion. Make sure they have been treated to restore their full non-corrosive properties.

Segregate Carbon and Stainless Steel

If carbon steel and stainless steel are fabricated in the same workshop, dust from the carbon steel can contaminate the stainless steel. The carbon steel will rust, making it appear as though the stainless steel has rusted. If your stainless steel products are fabricated in a facility that also fabricates carbon steel, make sure they have taken appropriate measures.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Be sure to keep your stainless steel clean. Usually water is enough, but a mild soap can also be used.

Call Western Stainless Solutions Today

At Western Stainless Solutions, we fabricate stainless steel. We are experts at ensuring that every product comes out of our facility at the appropriate specifications for its usage. It’s always easier to make sure the product is fabricated correctly than it is to repair errors later. Call us today: 1300 794 647.

About Paul

Paul Bartlett is the owner and director of Western Stainless Solutions. He has a passionate commitment to personally seeing each project through from conception to completion. Mr Bartlett has owned Western Stainless Solutions since 2005. He had prior experience as a foreman for Caterlink, where he learned to fit out numerous restaurants with stainless steel equipment.

With Western Stainless Solutions, Mr Bartlett has overseen numerous large projects, always getting them finished on time and on budget. His favourite projects include:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Coles Inglewood
  • Woolworths Yanchep
  • Mt Barker Chicken
  • The Merrywell Bar
  • Perth Children's Hospital
  • St John of God Subiaco refurb and development

Mr Bartlett has extensive experience in completing large projects, but is always around to add a personal touch to projects such as restaurants and pubs.

Mr Bartlett also has experience in the sports world. He currently serves as a volunteer coach for School Sports WA and spent two years as the General Manager of the Stirling Senators in the State Basketball League.

The bottom line: Mr Bartlett specialises in getting things done. He has a “hands-on” approach that is rare for owners of businesses the size of Western Stainless Solutions.