Stainless Environmental Assessment


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.


Oceania Weather Data


Bureau of Meteorology




The corrosion map report link is specific to Australia.

This link downloads a copy of the paper with the map.

New Zealand:

HERA Report R4-133 "NZ Steelwork Coatings Guideā€ includes a CD with all the NZ corrosion maps and a tool for searching down to small town level.

It can be ordered from the organization.


Air pollution


Western Australia Air Pollution Data
EPA Victoria Air Pollution Data
New South Wales Air Pollution Data

New Zealand:

Ministry of the Environment