Stainless Environmental Assessment
North & Central America
The site environment, weather, finish, design and probable maintenance schedule must be determined to identify an appropriate stainless steel. Data on pollution levels and weather are conveniently available on the Internet. Links to some of these sites are provided below.Climate
United States:Corrosion maps Air pollution
This is air pollution data from government sensors. It is useful in determining the overall trends and pollution levels in an area. Pick the site closest to your project location that is downwind of any significant polluters.
- Mexico City Pollution Data
- Mexico City Ambient Air Quality
- Baja California Air Quality
- Instituto Nacional de Ecologica
Manufacturers in these countries are required to monitor and report air pollution emissions to the government. You can use this site to determine the polluters that are immediately upwind of your project and whether they are emitting potentially corrosive substances. Pollution source data can sometimes be more valuable than general air pollution data when assessing a site, particularly if it adjoins or is downwind of heavy industry.
United States:Acid rain