Australian Coastal Defence

This resource is a case study on stainless steel fencing separating a swimming pool from the adjacent Pacific Ocean. It contains information and images that focus on the stainless steel elements, describing the design criteria and method, the construction and the performance of the finished product after construction. Also presented is a stainless steel selection criteria which uses the case study as an example, it considers: environment, salt exposure, weather, design and maintenance.  Both grade EN 1.4401 and 1.4301 were specified in a highly corrosive coastal and hot environment. Grade EN 1.4301 which was used for the posts shows pitting and discolouration while the 1.4401 retains a smooth finish with only discolouration around the weld zones.