Types of Corrosion found in Stainless Steel & Nickel Alloy

In architectural applications, such as wall claddings and decorations, stainless steel is often chosen due to its aesthetic qualities and the fact that it can be supplied in a variety of surfaces. Selection of specific stainless steel grades is based on experience and knowledge of the performance of specific grades with regard to the environment.

Atmospheric environments are most commonly divided into four categories: rural, urban, industrial, and marine. The environments vary depending on the severity from a corrosive point of view. The importance of keeping the surface clean by regular washing to avoid staining and dust cannot be stressed enough.