STORAGE AND TRANSPORT

 

The production of coiled steel is continues process, therefore, beyond a doubt, a question about the conditions of a storage arises. Here is necessary to adhere to a few simple but very important rules. First of all, in places for storage of given material should be a minimum of moisture where different system of condensation of air is necessary. Indeed, even insignificant amount of moisture left on the surface of given material leads to the formation of stains.

 

It is also necessary to take measures to avoid sand and dust on the rolls. Indeed, their small-sized particles can be destructive for coiled steel as they can damage the integrity of zinc and painted coating that may become the beginning of corrosion.

 

Moreover, dust and sand can prevent steel from drying and there will form a white corrosion that is practically impossible to remove.

 

It is not worth to combine rolls into piles, to put on top of each other as it can result in a deformation. And regarding safety it is also undesired. As to the rolls surface, it should be maximally smooth as a long storage on the uneven surface can result in the formation of hollows on the external roll layers that may wear out.

 

The long storage of coiled steel is extremely undesired as it can be reflected negatively on its quality. For example, the colour of steel can change. And in general the technical parameters of coiled steel allow the various ways of transport and storage.

 

Another advantage of coiled steel apart from the resistance to corrosion and temperature changes, durability and low cost is being convenient in transport. Comparing a sheet steel to cold rolled steel, the way of storage (in rolls) is much less exposed to the different mechanical damages as the scratch and hollow that considerably simplifies the transport of given material.