Grade 316 stainless steel water tanks for coastal & marine environments

If you live along Australia’s coastline, you will know how harsh the salty, briny climate can be. While the ocean provides spectacular views and soothing sounds, the salty air plays havoc with building materials, including water tanks. When it comes to water storage, you need to be assured your water tank won’t corrode and your water supply remains fresh and uncontaminated. At Stainless Steel Tanks, we provide durable Grade 316 stainless steel water tanks for homes and businesses or commercial areas exposed to marine environments.

What is Grade 316 stainless steel and how is it different to Grade 304?

On the surface, Grade 304 and Grade 316 stainless steel look much the same. In fact, they share many physical and mechanical properties – including rust and corrosion resistance. Where 316 stainless steel differs is in the composition.

In addition to chromium and nickel, Grade 316 stainless steel contains around two or three per cent molybdenum, giving it advanced corrosion protection and making it the perfect material for stainless steel water tanks.

Grade 316 stainless steel is also used in pharmaceutical processing equipment and to manufacture surgical instrumentation – so you can be assured a long and highly effective service life.

stainless steel water tanks for coastal & marine environments

When to choose Grade 316 stainless steel water tanks

Choosing the right stainless steel water tank at the outset saves you money in the long run – both on maintenance and bills.

If you live near the sea, sea breezes can carry corrosive salt from the waves that slowly corrodes your water tank, leading to water contamination. Grade 316 stainless steel water tanks are highly resistant to chlorides and non-reactive to other industrial chemicals, forming an impenetrable protective layer to shield the water tank and the water within.

As well as a high resistance to salty sea air, Grade 316 stainless steel water tanks provide protection against:

  • chlorides
  • iodides
  • sulfuric acid
  • fatty acids.

Please contact our friendly staff if you’re still unsure whether a Grade 316 or Grade 304 stainless steel water tank is the best choice for your needs. We also provide specialist maintenance for stainless steel water tanks.

See our technical data sheet & base preparation here.