Polished stainless steel pipe is a type of steel pipe that has undergone a polishing process to enhance its surface finish and aesthetic appeal. The polishing process can also make the pipe more resistant to corrosion and contamination because the smooth surface is less likely to harbor microscopic particles and less prone to scratches or damage that could lead to corrosion.
There are several different polishing grades and grit finishes, which can provide a range of appearances from a dull to a mirror-like shine. This includes:
- 150 grit: Typically used for industrial applications where no decorative finishes are required.
- 180 grit: A popular choice for sanitary applications in food or dairy processing.
- 240 grit: Generally used where sanitary finishes are needed but where the environment is not as harsh.
- 320 grit: A good choice for surfaces that require a sanitary finish but also need to be aesthetically pleasing.
- 400 grit: A general-purpose polish that is commonly used in architectural applications.
- 600 grit: This will give a mirror-like finish.