January 23 - January 29, 2012
Is stainless steel banding suitable for fixing galvanized insulation cladding? If not, why not?
Salah Mohammed of Western Desert Petroleum Company on
January 26, 2012:
Scientifically, in terms of total surface are involved, it could be possible. As a practical issue, it will lead to severe, localized corrosion (galvanic cell), just beside and underneath the stainless steel band. If you have to use a stainless steel band, you can prevent this type of corrosion in the field, simply by using any type of sealant (i.e., silicon RTV) between the band and the galvanized sheets.
Brian Chapman of Cadillac Fabrication on
January 23, 2012:
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It is possible to use the two together with good results. A couple of primary concerns, however, are the series of the SS (300, etc.) and the total surface area involved. This is only a general reference, and a professional should be consulted with project specifics before proceeding.
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