316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel
All of our railings and components are comprised of the highest quality marine grade AISI 316 Stainless Steel suitable for indoor, outdoor and beach front areas. 316 stainless steel is excellent for applications within five miles of salt water or sea water because of its enhanced corrosion resistance.
All steel is naturally corrosive but 316 stainless contains a higher concentration of molybdenum which is what makes it so resistant to pitting and corrosion that may occur from stress, scratches or other blemishes. Although 316 is more resistant to corrosion it is not corrosion-proof unless using our passivation solution to clean the railing immediately after installation. Application of the passivation solution will clean and seal your new railing system. The length of time that the passivation will be effective varies based on the climate and conditions of the area. Harsher climates may require a yearly or twice yearly application where as a more mild climate will only need a single application yearly or every few years. The application of the passivation kit is simple by spraying the railing for a period of 15-30 minutes at room temperature. After soaking, rinse the surface with clean water. The surface can then be wiped dry with a clean cloth or appropriate absorbent medium.
Our 316 components are randomly lab tested to ensure the metallurgic makeup meets the standards for 316 graded stainless steel and corrosion resistance. The testing is done by Metal Test Inc. in Kent, WA.
Latest test documents:
9/27/2016 Stainless Steel Lab Test Documents
8/21/2015 Stainless Steel Lab Test Documents
6/13/2013 Stainless Steel Lab Test Documents
These engineering specification documents listed below show detailed information regarding construction, design characteristics, and installation for our various products. They are in PDF format and are printable if needed. For more information or questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering specifications documents that complies with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADA) and National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM) can be downloaded from here:
Load Testing Calculations
Rather than being true square bar, each horizontal steel bar that spans posts is a rectangle shape, 9/16″ x 3/16″ (15 x 5mm) and come in 8.2 foot lengths. These bars are sturdy and sleek, without looking bulky.
There are two post kit options: 36″ and 42″ Stainless Steel Railing Systems Square Bar. These are only available in top mount, square options. 36″ posts are fabricated to require 7 spans of horizontal bars between each post, and 42″ posts are fabricated to require 9 spans between each post. Each of these posts can be used as an end or middle post; we also have 36″ and 42″ fabricated corner posts.
Cable Railing System Engineering Detail
Both cable railing systems feature full stainless steel fittings and cable. Our cable railings require a handrail for stability against the pulling forces of the cable. The styles are interchangeable, a square post can be used with a round top rail and a round post can be used with a square top rail. We offer a variety of top rail fittings in order to create a continuous toprail. Both of our post mounted handrail brackets, pyramid and cone, are compatible with wood or other top rail options.
Miami Style Cable Railing Engineering Specification
The Miami cable railing system is an ideal solution for projects with stairs or angled walkways. The cable fittings are attached to eyebolts that are threaded into the posts. This allows the cable and fitting to pivot on the eyebolt in order to meet the angle of the stairs or walkway. This system is available in floor mount and fascia in both square and round post options at 42" and 36" stock heights. Custom options are available.
San Francisco Style Cable Railing Engineering Specification
The San francisco cable railing system features sleek and trim fittings that are mounted directly to the post for a clean and neat look. Because the cable fittings on this system are mounted directly into the post the cables can not swivel. This prevents this system from being used on stairways and slanted walkways. This system is only available in floor mount in both square and round post options at 42" and 36" stock heights. Custom options are available.
Glass Railing System Engineering Detail
Our glass railing systems are compatible with 1/2" and 3/8" glass and available in 36" and 42" stock heights as well as custom sizes. All glass railing systems are available in floor mount and fascia mount in both square and round options. These systems can accommodate a matching square or round stainless steel or other toprail using our pyramid or cone handrail brackets.
Virginia Style Glass Railing Engineering Specification
Chicago Style Glass Railing Engineering Specification
We offer several styles of glass clamps that are compatible with all post options.