Q. Why stainless steels are preferred over other materials?
A. Corrosion resistance
Lower grades resist corrosion in atmospheric and pure water environments, while high grades can resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solutions, and chlorine bearing environments.
Fire and heat resistance
Special high chromium and nickel-alloyed grades resist scaling and retain strengths at high temperatures.
The easy cleaning ability of stainless makes it the first choice for strict hygiene conditions, such as hospitals, kitchens, abattoirs and other food processing plants.
The bright, easily maintained surface of stainless steel provides a modern and attractive appearance.
The work-hardening property of austenitic grades, that results in a significant strengthening of the material form cold-working alone, and high strength duplex grades, allow reduced material thickness over conventional grades, therefore cost savings.
Ease of Fabrication
Modern steel-making techniques mean that stainless can be cut, welded, formed, machined, and fabricated as readily as traditional steels.
The austenitic microstructure of the 300 series provides high toughness from elevated temperatures to far below freezing, making these steels particularly suited for cryogenic applications.
Long term value
When the total life cycle costs are considered, stainless is often the less expensive material option.
Q. Why is stainless steel stainless?
A. It is the addition of a minimum of 12 % chromium to the steel that makes it resist rust, or stain ‘less’ than other types of steel. The chromium in the steel combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to form a thin, invisible layer of chrome-containing oxide, called the passive film. The sizes of chromium atoms and their oxide are similar, so they pack neatly together on the surface of the metal, forming a stable layer only a few atoms thick.
If the metal is cut or scratched and the passive film is disrupted, more oxide will quickly form and recover the exposed surface, protecting it from oxidative corrosion. The passive film requires oxygen to self-repair, so stainless steel have poor corrosion resistance in low-oxygen and poor circulation environments. In seawater, chlorides from the salt will attack and destroy the passive film more quickly than it can be repaired in a low oxygen environment.
Q. What is your support program for technical services?
A. Menam is equipped with a strong team who could provide a sales and technical support for every customer both pre and post sales stages. We work closely with a wide variety of customer applications and We help our customers match the right materials for each product application. Call us today and find out why Menam is a different kind of stainless steel manufacturer and the right choice for you.
Question : What will be Menam’s minimum quantity for an export order?
Answer : To start up the business ties, we would like to take 1,000 kgs per size and 2 tons per shipment at minimum.
Q. How do I choose packaging for my cargo?
A. Special care is taken while packing Wires and Bars to ensure that our products reach the customers in good condition. While packaging can also be done as per our customer’s specific designs or instructions. Our standard packaging for Wires is either in HDPE or polythene. Fine-Wires on spool are packed first in polythene bags, then in corrugated boxes. Bars in loose form or bundle are further packed in wooden boxes.
Q. Once I placed an order with you, how long should I have to wait for my shipment?
A. Normally, we would request 30 days to process an order. Howerver, if it is for an urgent need we can ship faster from our running stocks.