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Stainless Steel in Water Handling & Delivery Systems

Designer Handbook

Including a List of Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturers


This handbook is intended to update the variety of water handling/delivery applications that are, or should be, using stainless steel; particularly in view of NSF International's acceptance of stainless steel in potable water applications. Stainless steel is an accepted material as listed in Appendix "C" of ANSI/NSF Standard #61 "Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects." Copies of ANSI/NSF 61 are available from NSF International at 1-800-NSF-MARK.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Alloys
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Welding
  • Other Joining Methods
  • Advantages to Stainless Steel
  • Specifications
  • ASTM Specifications
  • Products
  • Suggestions on Fabrication of Piping Systems
  • Testing and Maintenance
  • Acknowledgements
  • References


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