Infrastructure

The efficient operation of public infrastructure has a strong effect on the quality of our daily lives: reliable access to energy and drinking water; the ease of travelling by road, rail, air or water; the safe disposal of waste and sewage; all determine how we live and work. In these sectors, stainless steel plays an important but often unnoticed role.
Material selection is a decisive factor for the durability of infrastructural buildings and installations. It is the key to maximum availability and low life-cycle cost. The present brochure illustrates examples of stainless steel use in infrastructural applications in different parts of the world. It will foster the exchange of best practice and encourage authorities, private investors and design engineers to consider the stainless steel option whenever they embark upon infrastructural projects.

Road bridges

Stainless steel can be used extensively in road bridges. A few examples are:

River delta crossing [English | Chinese]
Road bridge renewal [English | Chinese]
Road bridge refurbishment [English | Chinese]
Concrete bridge reinforcement [English | Chinese]
Tension rods in a road bridge [English | Chinese]
Motorway flyover [English | Chinese]
Maintenance cradle of a suspension bridge [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Pedestrian bridges

Many pedestrian bridges use stainless steel. A few examples are given here:

Cladding of the underside of a road bridge [English | Chinese]
Footbridge pillars [English | Chinese]
Tension rods in a footbridge [English | Chinese]
Pedestrian and cycling bridge [English | Chinese]
Pre-assembled pedestrian bridge [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless Steel in Rail Links

Besides passenger cars, stainless steel can also help to build the rail infrastructure. Some examples are:

Railway bridge structure [English | Chinese]
Rail bridge cappings [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless Steel in Road Tunnels

Stainless steel is finding increasing use in tunnels for its fire and corrosion resistance properties and long maintenance-free life. A few examples are:

Road-deck replacement in a river-crossing tunnel [English | Chinese]
Cladding of a refurbished tunnel [English | Chinese]
Slab suspension in a bypass tunnel [English | Chinese]

More examples of tunnels can be found in a brochure, which is available in ChineseEnglishJapanese and Korean. An animation is also available: click here

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless Steel in the Underground

Stainless steel can be used everywhere in the Underground, the Underground stations and the entrances to those stations. Just a few examples are highlighted below:

Wall cladding of an Underground station [English | Chinese]
Walkway suspension in an Underground station [English | Chinese]
Entrance structures of Underground stations [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless Steel in Car Parks

Stainless steel can be used in car parks for other reasons than aesthetic design, e.g. using stainless steel reinforcing bar in concrete, or using it as an enclosure:

Enclosure of a car park [English | Chinese]
Refurbishment of a multi-storey car park [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless steel in Energy Supply

Stainless steel can play an essential role in getting energy where it needs to be. It can help in various ways e.g.:

North Sea platform bridge [English | Chinese]
Rail electrification [English | Chinese]
Cable tunnel [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Use of stainless steel in the infrastructure of harbours, airports and terminals

In harbours, airports and terminals stainless steel is used for a wide range of applications. Some examples are listed below:

Runway extension into the sea [English | Chinese]
Media wall for the cladding of a bus terminal [English | Chinese]
Enclosures for airport buildings [English | Chinese]
Ferry terminal extension [English | Chinese]
Breakwater repair [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless Steel in Water and Sewage Equipment

Stainless steel is the obvious choice when contact with water is involved. It has been extensively used in infrastructure for the following applications:

Water preparation plant [English | Chinese]
Water pipe bridge [English | Chinese]
Tipping bucket in storm water basins [English | Chinese]

Published: 16/8/2016
Last modified: 16/8/2016

Stainless Steel in Infrastructure

 The efficient operation of public infrastructure has a strong effect on the quality of our daily lives: reliable access to energy and drinking water; the ease of travelling by road, rail, air or water; the safe disposal of waste and sewage; all determine how we live and work. In these sectors, stainless steel plays an important but often unnoticed role.
Material selection is a decisive factor for the durability of infrastructural buildings and installations. It is the key to maximum availability and low life-cycle cost. The present brochure illustrates examples of stainless steel use in infrastructural applications in different parts of the world. It will foster the exchange of best practice and encourage authorities, private investors and design engineers to consider the stainless steel option whenever they embark upon infrastructural projects.

The brochure is available in English and Chinese [clicking on the language will open the brochure]

Published: 5/7/2016
Last modified: 5/7/2016

Stainless Steel in Sewage Treatment Plants

Water – the blue gold of the blue planet, used in so many ways: for agriculture, for the processing and preparation of food and beverages, for heating and cooling, for energy generation, and for the production of a wide spectrum of industrial and consumer goods. About 70% of the world’s surface is covered with water, but less than 3% of it is fresh water, making it a very precious commodity. The use of water produces wastewater. Like any other waste products, wastewater is a valuable, sustainable resource and should be treated appropriately.

This brochure from ISSF will give you more detailed information on where stainless steel is used in sewage treatment plants and why. Operators of WWTPs and the manufacturers of the equipment used in them appreciate stainless steel for a number of reasons. They are very much aware of its technical and economical advantages. Some of their testimonies have also been included in this brochure.

Download the brochure here

Published: 10/5/2012
Last modified: 10/5/2012