World over now Stainless steel plumbing pipes 304, 316L are used for plumbing because stainless steel offers a range of benefits, with particular importance attached to its hygiene properties, its resistance to corrosion and low maintenance. Stainless steel is an attractive option when considering the life cycle cost of an installation. It does not require painting and blends with modern interior design. It is also fully recyclable.
Stainless steel often enjoys life cycle advantages compared with other materials. Even though the initial costs may be marginally higher for stainless steel plumbing materials, the gap in installed cost is reduced by using a fast and efficient method of jointing. Low maintenance, system downtime and replacement costs, which make stainless steel economical over the complete life cycle of the installation.