Stainless Steel Hex Mesh
- Outdoor, industrial environments, marine applications.
- Insulation and refractory materials support on boilers, pipes and refinery vessels.
- Corrosion resistant light animal barriers and small scale rock basket (gabions).
- Popular names include boiler mesh, stainless chicken wire.
Features and Uses
A few things about stainless steel hex mesh.
Stainless steel hexagonal wire meshes are both unusual and hard-to-find. Experienced weavers make these upscale materials on special twisting looms. Hexagonal refers to the six-sided openings. Sometimes these twisted meshes a called Stainless steel chicken wire. These hex meshes are used for architectural, decorative, and protective uses, both indoors and outdoors. This group is found in furniture, cabinet mesh, gopher control, pet exclusion, mole control, arts and crafts, decorative surface treatments and accents, garden and lighting applications, specialized organic farming, etc. These materials are NOT PLATED, but are from pure stainless steel wire.
Stainless steel hex mesh is also known as stainless chicken wire or refractory netting. It forms easily into 3 dimensional shapes and will not un-ravel when cut. Our stainless mesh is used in refineries and steam plants to contain insulation a refractory materials.
Of course stainless is known for its corrosion resistance and strength. Stainless steel wire mesh contains chromium and nickel in addition to steel. It is non-magnetic in the annealed condition. After stainless steel wire mesh has been woven, it may become slightly magnetic due to cold working.
The two basic metal types: Alloy Type 304 and Type 316
T304 is the basic stainless alloy, and unless otherwise specified it is assumed that this type is acceptable. Also called 18-8 due to 18% chromium and 8% nickel. T304 melts at 2600 degrees F (1430 C) but its maximum recommended temperature for continuous service is 1450 degrees F. (790 C) and is useful for intermediate service up to 1650 degrees F (900 C). Its' uses include: sorting and screening of abrasives, liquids, powders and other solids. It is the less expensive alloy but not as corrosion resistant as T316. It is the stronger of the two types.
Type 316 is a special stainless alloy due to the addition of 2% molybdenum. This increases its resistance to corrosion by salts, acids and seawater. Also called 18-10 due to 18% chromium and 10% nickel. T316 melts at 2500 degrees F (1375 C) but its maximum recommended temperature for continuous service is 1500 degrees F. (815 C) and is useful for intermediate service up to 1650 degrees F (900 C).
Stainless Steel Hexagonal (chicken wire ) Hex Wire Mesh - Examples of Uses
TWP Inc. will provide swatches for your testing and inspection.
TWP Inc. will provide swatches for your testing and inspection. The cost is $10 each (plus UPS Charges). The stainless hex mesh swatch sizes are 6 inch x 6 inch Please order your swatches on-line.