Stainless steel alloys are a preferred material for both shipboard and onshore marine electronics applications. By its nature, stainless steel is an extremely hard and durable material providing excellent protection against impact and abrasion.
The 316 stainless alloy used in NorComp’s VULCON™ STEEL connectors provides superior performance in marine environments based on three key factors:
- Higher nickel content than other alloys
- Addition of molybdenum to the alloy
- Addition of chromium to the alloy
The higher nickel content and the addition of molybdenum provides added protection against corrosion from chloride-based compounds (primarily chlorines and salts). The addition of chromium provides even more protection, creating a self-healing chromium oxide film on exterior surfaces. Any micro-cracks or pitting that may occur through daily use and environmental exposure are subsequently healed over as this film regenerates.
In marine environments where protection against corrosion is critical - VULCON™ STEEL offers an extremely effective solution, providing superior performance levels at very competitive costs.