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No stainless steel is completely resistant to corrosion and the effectiveness varies with various factors including:

  • Grade of stainless steel used

  • Service temperature

  • Concentration of salt

  • Time in contact

  • Cleaning and maintenance

For example, 316 that is exposed to spray and regularly cleaned will last a great deal longer than metal that is continually submerged in a warm, salt water solution.

To help prolong the appearance and service life of any stainless steel, care should be taken to ensure the metal is regularly cleaned (to allow the protective chromium oxide layer to time reform).