Corten Steel In Contact With Other Materials

Corten Steel In Contact With Other Materials

Corten steel in contact with other materials This all-in-one unit combines unbeatable style and functionality in a compact design. Constructed from durable corten steel, it includes an 85cm or 100cm OFYR cooking unit with wood storage, solid wood chopping board and a handy accessories tray for...
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Corten steel in contact with other materials

This all-in-one unit combines unbeatable style and functionality in a compact design. Constructed from durable corten steel, it includes an 85cm or 100cm OFYR cooking unit with wood storage, solid wood chopping board and a handy accessories tray for utensils and condiments. The OFYR Island is your full outdoor kitchen that will provide an ultimate experience with friends or family.

The corrosion resistance increases because the copper causes a dense, stable layer of oxide to

form after a period of time that protects the underlying metal quite well. With regular steel the oxide

layer is not dense and the oxidation process continues without decreasing!

With Corten steel we must take into account that there will be a reduction in the thickness of the material

(because of the corrosion described above) of maximum 0.4 mm during the first 10 years and after that of

0.2 mm per 10 years. This phenomenon is called reduction and can be greater if free chlorides are present

on the surface. These can originate from sea salt, chlorine from swimming pools, de-icing salt, …

Visually, the following is obtained:

Immediately after placement, the cassettes have a metal colour.

Very quickly, under the influence of the wet and dry cycle, a light-coloured oxide layer will form that is very

irregular. Discontinuities in the exterior wall (windows, doors, awnings, …) result in a disruption of the water

flow over the exterior wall and will cause great differences in the discolouration of the surface.

After a few months, the surface will have a light brown colour (unless absolutely no water runs down the

exterior wall).

This light brown colour will get its final dark brown colour after from 3 to 10 years.

The surface of Corten steel is continually in transformation. In this transformation, time plays an important

role. We also refer to the fact that upon damage to the exterior wall or if there are extensions or adaptations,

there will always be a difference in colour between the old and the new. These colour differences decrease

after a period of time.

Corten steel in contact with other materials


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