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Rittal Stainless Steel Enclosures and Industrial Applications White Paper

For technical aspects of stainless steel that are crucial to the selection of industrial enclosures including composition, distringuishing properties of different grades, chemical resistances, suitable applications and general benefits of stainless steel versus carbon steel enclosures read Rittal’s stainless steel enclosures and industrial applications white paper.

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By definition, stainless steel is a metal alloy containing at least 10.5% chromium by mass. In a process known as passivation, the chromium within the metal forms a very thin layer of chromium oxide when exposed to the oxygen in our atmosphere. This layer continually protects the metal beneath and spontaneously regenerates if the surface is scratched — which is why stainless steel enclosures provide excellent corrosion resistance without the need for painting or any kind of surface treatment. Because of this passivation that stainless steel alloys…

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