RAMCO Metal Safety Shields with 304 alloys are specially developed for corrosive applications. Since the heat limit for a thermoplastic shield is approximately 450°F (232°C), the use of stainless steel safety shields is required whenever conditions in the line exceed this temperature. Stainless steel “304” contains 18-20% chromium and 8-10.5% nickel and is suitable for applications requiring mild corrosion resistance.
The choice between “304” and “316” depends on which is likely to suffer the least corrosive attack. Stainless steel with a thickness of 24 gauge has a tensile strength of 3000 psi (207 bar), and a melting point of approximately 2650°F (1454°C). Although sometimes pitting may occur due to corrosive fumes, stainless steel safety shields can be expected to provide many years of effective service. They have been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture for installation in food processing plants.
Chemical Use: Acids, Caustics, Water, Oil, and Steam, Gas