Stainless Steel H Flumes are an attractive option when standard fiberglass construction will not meet an application's corrosion, temperature, abrasion, or damage resistance needs.
Stainless Steel Advantages
Stainless steel H flumes from Openchannelflow are available in both T-304L and T-316L stainless steel. The flumes are corrosion / high temperature resistant, economical (for the right applications), resist abrasion / damage, and are available with a selection of accessories and mounting / end configuration options.
Corrosion / High Temperature Resistance
Available in two grades, stainless steel H flumes provide excellent resistance to corrosive acidic / basic flow streams - particularly useful in acid mine discharge and landfill leachate applications. Stainless steel construction also eliminates the concerns typical with fiberglass flumes - flow streams with sustained peak temperatures above 140 ºF [60 ºC] where exotic (and expensive) resin systems would be necessary.
Abrasion / Damage Resistance
The heavy gauge construction of Openchannelflow stainless steel H flumes provide the greatest resistance to abrasion and damage resistance of any flume material. This resistance is particularly valuable in applications where the flow stream contains sands, gravel, stones or where the flume is subject to potential abuse - vandalism, cattle, etc.
While stainless steel H flumes do cost more than standard polyester resin fiberglass ones, many times they are more cost competitive than fiberglass in applications where polyester resins are not suitable.
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