Case Studies > Urban Furniture

Canary Islands Railings and Lampposts
Description

This resource is a case study on the stainless steel srailings and lampposts found in the Canary Islands, built in the 1980’s. The elements are located on the coasts, therefore are exposed to high levels of sea salt, splashing and spraying making the area highly corrosive. EN grades 1.4401 (type 316) and 1.4462 (type 2205) were used with a smooth finish in order to ensure the clean, modern look that possesses high durability with little to no maintenance. The study contains information and images describing the stainless steel elements, design criteria and performance of the finished product since construction. Also presented is a stainless steel selection criteria which uses the case study as an example, it considers: environment, salt exposure, weather, design and maintenance.

Date
2006
Provider
IMOA
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Hot Dog Stand in Vienna
Description

Hot dog stands in several tourist hotspots of Vienna are clad with pattern-rolled stainless steel, grade 1.4401, which is electrolytically coloured.

Date
2010
Provider
Euro Inox
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London Underground Stations - Jubilee Line Extension
Description

This resource is a case study on the Jubilee Line Extension in London. It contains information, structural drawings and images that focus on the stainless steel element, describing the design criteria, the construction and the finished product after construction. Grade 1.4401 curved roofs integrate gutters, leaning pads, cable barriers and seat support brackets. Grade 1.4432 was used for the ticket hall façades and doors.

Date
2002
Provider
Euro Inox
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New York and Miami Light Poles
Description

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.

Date
2006
Provider
IMOA
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New York Pier Railings
Description

This resource is a case study on the stainless steel railings and seating in the Gantry State Plaza along the East River which separates Long Island and Manhattan Island. The railings are directly exposed to salt water spray and splashing making it a highly corrosive location. EN grade 1.4401 (type 316) was used for both applications with a rougher glass bead blasted finish and despite this rougher finish, the stainless steel has remained attractive and corrosion free. EN grade 1.4462 (type 2205) was specified for the elements in the splash zone which initially suffered from localized corrosion and so were replaced. The study contains information and images describing the stainless steel element, design criteria and performance of the finished product since construction. Also presented is a stainless steel selection criteria which uses the case study as an example, it considers: environment, salt exposure, weather, design and maintenance.

Date
2006
Provider
IMOA
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Pittsburgh and Chicago Handrails and Street Furniture
Description

This resource is an article comparing stainless steel handrails and street furniture in Pittsburgh and Chicago in locations that are exposed to deicing salt. 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, considering the environment, salt exposure, weather, design and maintenance. Chicago used grade 1.4401 stainless steel which has remained in pristine condition while Pittsburgh used grade 1.4301 which lacks molybdenum and has thus degraded.

Date
2007
Provider
IMOA
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