Taking the mystery out of specifying sanitary stainless steel finishes
Whether your plant designs its custom sanitary stainless steel components or hires an engineering design firm to do it, you need to work with a custom stainless steel fabricator to produce the components. Speaking the fabricator's language will ensure your stainless steel components get the sanitary finish you need.
This article first informs you about various regulatory agencies and sanitary standards. The next sections provide you with a working vocabulary of stainless steel finishes available from the mill and sanitary weld and surface finishes the fabricator applies. How to specify fabricator-applied finishes and how polishing affects stainless steel thickness are also covered. Throughout the article, find special how-to tips highlighted by this symbol: ?. Information in this article can also help you communicate sanitary stainless steel finish needs to an equipment manufacturer.