Why use stainless steel fasteners?
Issue 139 of the Fastener + Fixing Magazine (fastenerandfixing.com) featured an article about stainless steel fasteners and fixings, written by worldstainless Secretary-General Tim Collins.
When using and working with metal and alloy installations, such as fixings and fasteners, there are some critical rules that should always be followed in order to avoid unwanted outcomes. These unwanted outcomes typically range from a need for additional maintenance work to failure of installations.
The critical rules primarily fall into three categories:
1. Rules to prevent galvanic corrosion.
2. Rules to prevent crevice corrosion.
3. Rules to avoid severe thread galling.