Canary Islands Railings and Lampposts

This resource is a case study on the stainless steel srailings and lampposts found in the Canary Islands, built in the 1980’s. The elements are located on the coasts, therefore are exposed to high levels of sea salt, splashing and spraying making the area highly corrosive. EN grades 1.4401 (type 316) and 1.4462 (type 2205) were used with a smooth finish in order to ensure the clean, modern look that possesses high durability with little to no maintenance. The study contains information and images describing the stainless steel elements, design criteria and performance of the finished product since 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.