Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is an article comparing stainless steel lighting poles installed in 1967 on New York and Florida beaches. It contains information and images that focus on the stainless steel elements, describing the design criteria and method, the construction and the performance of the finished product after construction. The process of grade selection is described in detail, considering the environment, salt exposure, weather, design and maintenance. Jones beach in New York used grade 1.4401 which has retained a smooth finish without any maintenance. Miami beach in Florida used grade 1.4301 which has not retained a smooth finish and has been badly stained. This shows the beneficial effect of Molybdenum in stainless steels.