Several alloys of steel are being used to make it stronger and corrosion-resistant, among other desirable properties. This is a direct continuation of the list of elements commonly used to create steel alloys:
Carbon – The hardness and tensile strength of steel is directly proportional to the amount of Carbon in it. For those who are targeting to have steel storage buildings that can withstand the test of time, might as well use Carbon. However, Carbon as an alloy causes ductility and weldability to decline. This may cause a bit of trouble during pre-fabrication process of steel storage buildings.
Chromium – Like Aluminum, Chromium is a deoxidizer, usually added to create corrosion-resistant steel. However, Chromium is also effective as an agent to increase hardenability and high-temperature strength. For steel storage buildings that will expectedly be exposed to high-temperature processes, you might as well use this as an alloy.
Copper – At a certain amount, Copper is useful in making steel resistant to corrosion, usually when the alloy exceeds 0.20%. However, Copper is not always good for steel. This alloy can actually have negative effects on hot-working steel, that is, steel that remains hard at red heat. Also, if you are particular with the surface quality, you might want to know that Copper also tends to make the steel surface rough.
Manganese – Owners who put a premium on aesthetics might as well focus their attention to Manganese, as this alloy improves surface quality, especially in sulphur-reinforced steels. Manganese affects steel in a manner similar to Carbon, however, it is less detrimental in terms of effects on ductility and weldability.
Nickel – A known ferrite strengthener, the addition of Nickel strengthens the steel during the ferrite phase. The final result is increased hardenability and impact strength. This is particularly useful for steel storage buildings designed to with high expected loads.
Silicon – The most popularly used deoxidizer in the steel-making industry, Silicon is used for making corrosion-resistant steel. However, it has a negative effect on surface quality. Steel storage buildings are highly customizable structures. Technology has allowed them to be highly flexible not only in design and layout but also, now, on the type of steel to be used for steel storage buildings.
Many industries need a steel storage building for their raw material and finished goods. In fact, for most goods, like agricultural and industrial goods, you need a good storage space to keep goods intact and in proper condition. Depending on the size of your business or farm, you may require varying sizes of the storage building. Whatever your requirement, steel storage buildings are the ideal choice that you should consider for building any kind of storage structure for all your needs. This is because steel has all the desirable properties that you would want in a storage facility.
Firstly, steel buildings can be scaled up and down depending on your requirements. You can build a very small mini storage unit for a small industry or you can have a really huge structure made out of steel. Both these are going to be the best structures possible.
Secondly, steel buildings are fireproof, which is a very important property that you would like your storage building to have. This means no more losses in an unfortunate fire incident that can make a small industry go bankrupt. Also, you can be quite assured about the safety of your goods inside a steel structure as it is not easy to break into such a facility, and is also safe from other natural factors like extreme weather and wind conditions.
Thirdly, steel structures are simple to prefabricate. This means the whole basic building blocks of your structure can be built in the factory and then shipped to your site and assembled into the storage structure. This saves a lot of time and money for your building.
Fourthly, steel structures are the cheapest solution to your storage needs. For the given required strength, steel needs a very small weight of material as compared to most other building materials. Therefore you save on material costs, and thus the overall cost. In fact, the saving for a huge storage structure can be very significant. All these factors makes a steel storage building facility the best solution to all your storage needs.