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Friday, 14th December 2018 Materials Handling

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Fittings

Whether you operate in construction, manufacturing, engineering, rigging, or as a trade professional, we stock stainless steel eye nuts, turnbuckles, thimbles, wire rope grips, tensioners, pad eyes, eye screws, welded rings, shackles, threaded rods, stainless lifting components, stainless lifting points and much more to help you with your next project.

Our products are ideal for use in lifting, balustrading, rigging and general wire rope applications. To help you complete your project on site, we can source a vast range of stainless steel fittings and equipment available on the market. Most of our stock is available in stainless steel grades G304, G316 and new alloy lifting grade 60. The latter grade is ideal for use in lifting or rated applications in marine or water applications as it has added properties to fight against corrosion.

Recently, we published a blog titled ‘3 Tips for Choosing the Right Wire Rope. We shared important tips to help you make the right decision when purchasing either stainless steel, galvanized and PVC & nylon coated wire rope in 0.01 mm to 38 mm diameter. Here we discuss the importance of choosing the right stainless steel fittings for your next assignment.

1. Consider All Factors

Develop a plan and scope for your project. Ensure that you have considered all factors that will affect your assignment. For example, you will need to consider your project’s use, the environment, the end user’s expectations, regulations, construction and building standards, and other variables. Remember to map all potential scenarios so that you can develop a comprehensive plan and scope that has sufficient detail to help you make informed decisions.

2. Consult Widely

Consult all stakeholders relevant to your assignment. Seek their input so that you can evaluate different views. If you are unsure about what type of materials or supplies to use, ask questions. At Keble’s Trading, we have friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff that can help you with your next assignment. It is better to ask all questions, whether the answer is obvious or not, before you commence your project so that you avoid any mistakes.

3. Assess Your Plan And Scope

Once you have developed a plan and scope for your project, and you have consulted with relevant stakeholders, assess your plan and scope to ensure it is fit for purpose. Think about conducting a cost and benefit analysis to ensure that you will achieve a valuable outcome. This will help you identify any changes that could lower costs or speed up the project time frame. Again, it is important to consult any professionals to ensure that your project plan will achieve the end user’s objectives.

4. Prepare A List Of Supplies

Prepare a list of supplies that you will need to complete your project. Often, it is difficult to know how many supplies you will need or what type of supplies are required. If you need assistance, show us your design specification and we can help you locate the items you need.

However, first start by using your plan and scope to help you select the supplies you need. Remember to add detail in your scope so that you know the length, size, material, composition, strength, etc. of the materials required. This will help you select the right supplies so that you do not use a stainless steel fitting that does not complement the rest of the assignment.

5. Acquire Your Supplies

Acquire your supplies from a reputable supplier. Most projects involve many materials and supplies. Often, you can design something well, but your supplies let you down. A reputable supplier that sources its stock from trusted manufacturers will help you complete a project without any difficulties and delays.

At Keble’s Trading, we also conduct our own in-house testing services on our internal 100T test bed to certify cables and ropes for lifting, structural and load bearing applications. This provides our customers peace of mind knowing that the products they are acquiring are ready for immediate use.

At Keble’s Trading we stock premium stainless steel fittings and equipment. We only source our stock from leading manufactures that comply with our strict and demanding quality requirements. This ensures that our products are sold fit for immediate use because they have been certified and tested. Visit us at one of our showrooms in Dandenong, Laverton North, Campbellfield and Kilsyth, or contact us on 1800 067 687.

What stainless steel fittings do you use for your domestic and commercial projects? What product characteristics are important to you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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