Each month, Stainless Solutions from IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month they discuss the fundamentals of using recognized standards for stainless steel specification.
Stainless Steel Specifications & Guidelines
Properly specified stainless steel can last the life of a building or structure with only minimal maintenance cleaning. Unfortunately, many project specifications are incomplete which can lead to unexpected failures.
In upcoming issues, Stainless Solutions will address common specification problems in more detail. This issue focuses on fundamental specification issues and the importance of using internationally recognized stainless steel specifications and guidelines.
IMOA and the Nickel Institute have developed a list of widely used international specifications and guidelines. It is regularly updated so please check imoa.info for the latest version.
International Specifications, Guidelines & Industry Associations
Below is an international list of widely used stainless steel product, material and welding standard specifications, structural design resources, basic rules and resource sites. Stainless steel industry association contacts are provided to assist with country-specific specifications: