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What is the difference between stainless steel water tank and galvanized water tank?

Each tank manufacturing project is unique and different steels will work better depending on the application they are used in. When you ask which is better, galvanized or stainless steel, there is no right answer without looking at the details of the manufacturing project. Stainless steel tank manufacturers specializing in the production of materials for manufacturing projects, you need to consider your budget, your project will be exposed to the elements and the strength of the steel you need.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is made by adding chromium to steel. Stainless steel is strong and rust resistant when in contact with water, even salt water will not rust. Stainless steel includes austenitic, ferritic, martensite, duplex and precipitation-hardened stainless steel. All of these different varieties are determined by the metal alloys that make up the steel. The more complex the alloy, the stronger it is, but the more expensive it is.

Galvanized steel

Galvanized steel is steel coated with a thin layer of zinc. Zinc protects steel from rust. Galvanized steel is used to make the product resistant to degradation when exposed to outdoor elements. Most welders who work with structural steel will not have any problems with galvanized steel. One of the disadvantages of galvanized steel is that the zinc coating wears down after a while and needs to be treated.


Determine which steel is appropriate for your project

Stainless steel can handle brine, but degrades quickly in chlorinated water, so galvanized steel is a better choice if the water is chlorinated. Galvanized steel is the most economical choice for labor and material costs. It is more malleable than stainless steel, easier to work, and comparable in price to untreated structural steel. Galvanized steel works well on smaller budget projects.

Stainless steel is stronger than galvanized steel, more corrosion resistant, specializing in the production of stainless steel tank manufacturers for higher strength applications, a large budget, major manufacturing projects will usually use stainless steel.


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