Stainless steels should be cleaned before use. Contaminant deposits on the surface of such steels can cause corrosion of the stainless steel in the future. It can be cleaned with a clean cloth and water or with special cleaning solutions. The only thing to note here is that after cleaning, water or solvent debris is removed from the surface. Because the water droplets on the surface can rust the steel locally.
For example; purchased stainless steel pipes will accumulate some rainwater in the pipes if they are stored to be exposed to rainfall on the ground floor and in the following days the wetted parts of the pipe will start rusting from the inner surface of the pipe or the water contacts if it is not dried.
Another example of rusting of stainless steel materials is as follows;
As an example, stainless steel material will be installed in a pipe plant. When these pipes are in the installation phase, a carrier scaffolding integration is carried out during installation. The skeleton part to carry the pipes is usually made of carbon steel material. The nature of the installation is to contact stainless steel pipe carbon steel scaffolding and use it as such. Taking measures on this issue is very important. Because, if carbon steel is in contact with stainless steel, there will be an interaction between them and corrosion will start from the contact areas. In the following stages, rusting can increase to the point where the pipes are drilled. It is inevitable to take some precautions of the installation company in order to prevent this problem.
Stainless steel piping must never come into contact with the carbon steel carrier frame during installation. By putting plastic materials in contact places, contact can be prevented and corrosion can be prevented.
A general misconception in use is that such steels will never rust. Stainless steels will rust after a certain period of time if they are not kept in an isolated environment.