The enclosure material can be essential when selecting an enclosure for use in an industry where cleanliness is critical, such as food, pharmaceutical, or oil and gas. Stainless steel is a widely popular enclosure material option in these industries.
Stainless steel enclosures protect against rust and corrosion due to chemicals and moisture. Also, stainless is nonporous, making it easy to clean and maintain. Many hospitals and healthcare facilities utilize stainless steel enclosures for this very reason. In addition to the medical community, food service industries, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, clean rooms, places exposed to saltwater and chemicals, and outside electrical cabinets governed by NEMA, cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices and the FDA use stainless steel enclosures.
These cabinets come in various standard sizes and custom configurations, including freestanding and wall-mounted with or without locking doors, visible windows, water-resistant gaskets, and punched holes for ventilation, conduit, and mounting purposes.
Enclosures come in a variety of qualities of stainless, including 201, 304, and 316 stainless steel, all used for different applications. We make a host of standard and custom-designed cabinets made to your unique specifications.
Some standard stainless steel enclosures are:
- Utility connection enclosures
- Water connection enclosures
- Oxygen enclosures
- Nitrogen enclosures
- Compressed air enclosures
- Clean-room enclosures
- Electrical enclosures
The enclosure material can be essential when selecting an enclosure for use in an industry where cleanliness is critical, such as food, pharmaceutical, or oil and gas. Stainless steel is a widely popular
Let’s explore the benefits that stainless steel offers. Then, we’ll discuss why stainless steel is such a useful material for enclosures, why it’s often the first choice for our customers, and the stainless-steel enclosures Southwest Solutions offers.
Stainless Steel is low Maintenance
Stainless steel is a durable material and low maintenance. It’s also effortless to clean with most standard commercial cleaning products. An occasional round of stainless-steel polish will help keep the steel performing at its optimal level.
Stainless Steel has excellent tolerance for high and low temperatures
Stainless steel has high material integrity and maintains this integrity at very high and low temperatures. While temperature tolerances vary between stainless steel varieties, what does not wavier is its ability to withstand extremes.
Stainless Steel is corrosion resistant
Stainless steel has a high resistance to rust and corrosion. That’s because it includes several elements not present in standard carbon steel. These include chromium, molybdenum, and nickel. When these elements get added to steel during the forging process, this process produces steel with much better corrosion resistance than carbon steel. When stainless steel encounters oxidation, such as salt or water, the chromium in the steel forms a layer of chromium oxide on the structure’s surface, offering protection from further corrosion.
Our Stainless Steel Enclosures
Flush Mounted Enclosures
Southwest Solutions Group is offering a new commercial line of enclosures dedicated to the pharmaceutical market. This new product line consists of flush-mounted enclosures with a design that allows access to utilities such as nitrogen, power, and compressed air. Having no flat surfaces, this enclosure improves cleanability.
Stainless Steel Tool Storage Carts
These wonderfully designed Stainless Steel Tool Storage Carts aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operators in regulated manufacturing environments. These carts successfully keep tools and other items within arm’s reach of your employees. Each Tool Cart’s design is based on the 5S principle to ensure that every tool has a designated place and that particular tool remains in that place. Our carts are fabricated with grade 4 stainless steel or 316L. We ensure that all corners are welded close and then grounded flush to maintain the structure’s integrity.
Each one of our Carts contains a bottle holder and allen wrench holder. Missing tools often result in investigations to ensure the product was not contaminated. This tool cart makes it evident to everyone when even one tool is missing. Each Cart has a container for wipes or other cleaning cloths. Each Cart has hooks mounted to hold T- handle wrenches, pliers, etc. These Carts are customizable to meet your team’s needs.
Working with Southwest Solutions Group
Our experienced sales representatives work closely with our team of professional planners to develop accurate design drawings for your system. Once your order is placed, our project coordinators will manage and synchronize the delivery and installation of your project. Our team of certified factory-trained installers will then install the equipment and leave your area in broom-clean condition. Our experienced sales representatives work closely with our team of professional planners to develop accurate design drawings for your system. Once your order is placed, our project coordinators will manage and synchronize the delivery and installation of your project. Our team of certified factory-trained installers will then install the equipment and leave your area in broom-clean condition. We serve a wide range of industries, including architects and interior designers, general contractors, government agencies, education institutions, healthcare, public safety, museums, libraries, military, manufacturing, automotive, and industrial warehouses. As industries change, we adapt our offers to ensure that your organization has the most innovative and state-of-the-art solutions available.