Airports, bridges and more in stainless

Centro Inox, the Italian Stainless Steel Development Association has since September 1965, when the first issue of its magazine Inossidabile was published, been regularly updating the stainless steel community on the wide and varied attributes and applications of the material. Two recent issues offer further examples of this, as highlighted below.
In the new Genoa San Giorgio Bridge, designed by Renzo Piano and inaugurated on August 3, stainless steel rebar plays a key role in ensuring not only structural strength but also resistance to corrosive phenomena, for maximum structural safety. Stainless steel has been provided in the areas considered the most delicate from the corrosion resistance point of view.
In detail, REVAL® (trademark of Acciaierie Valbruna) EN 1.4307 (AISI 304L) stainless steel was supplied. Since stainless steel, thanks to its intrinsic properties, allows considerable savings on maintenance costs for structures that, as in this case, are exposed to aggressive environments, this choice is the most economical solution in the long term.
Other relevant characteristics of stainless steel rebar are high mechanical strength, high ductility, excellent energy absorption capacity during seismic events, as well as low magnetic permeability and better fire resistance, compared to carbon steels.
The stainless steel rebar was produced and supplied by: Acciaierie Valbruna SpA.

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