Stainless Steel Electrical Enclosures
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Bison Profab has engineering professionals to assist you in choosing the most efficient and cost effective solution for your stainless steel enclosure. If one of the existing designs in our enclosure library doesn't meet your specifications, we will custom engineer a stainless steel cabinet to your exact needs.
Stainless steels are a group of steel alloys which contain a minimum of approximately 10% chromium in order to make them resistant to corrosion. Other elements are added to enhance corrosion resistance, resistance to heat and ease of machining. There are four basic groups of stainless steel; Martensitic, Ferritic, Austenitic and Precipitation. Each group is based on the microscopic structure and composition make-up.
Advantages Provided by Stainless Steel Enclosures
Manufactured from your specified type and gauge stainless steel, we can fabricate the enclosure to a variety of NEMA ratings. Your finished enclosure will offer a superior level of corrosion protection, exceptional strength and durability, excellent fire/heat resistance and will hold a consistent long term value.
At Bison ProFab we have engineered and fabricated a wide variety of stainless steel enclosures, ranging in size from small, wall mount cabinets to large, walk-in buildings. These enclosures have been used in many applications, including oil production, electronic, solar, traffic control and industrial environments.
304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel for your Enclosure
The stainless steels in this group are known as the chrome-nickel series. They contain up to 0.25% carbon, 7% - 30% chromium and 6% - 36% nickel. We use the 304 and 316 alloys for enclosure fabrication. The 316 stainless contains higher levels of chromium and offers higher levels of corrosion resistance than 304. We would recommend 316 material for applications where there is exposure to high corrosive elements, such as salt air or salt water.