How to Evaluate Nickel Alloys

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Choose machinery made from nickel alloys and stainless steel.

When purchasing nickel alloy bars it is important to keep a checklist of what different traits you need to examine.  Think about the magnetic properties, oxidation and sulfide endurance, the ability to hold up under extreme weather, the hardness of the chosen metal and the rust resistance.   These are all important characteristics to look at when choosing stainless steel or nickel alloys.  But today I am going to be focusing on two qualities that stand out the most: mechanical properties and erosion resistance.

Mechanical Properties

Before putting in an order, talk to a nickel alloy expert about what diverse temperatures the metal performs well in.  You need the product to work effectively whether it is positioned in a room emitting extreme heat or one maintaining consistent, comfortable room temperature.  The operation of the metal should not change.  This is essential to your business operations.  You cannot have machinery suddenly stop functioning due to a temperature change.  A breakdown of equipment puts a dent into your earnings and forces you to use it for repairs.

Erosion Resistance

Using a type of material that cracks, falls apart and rusts is a problem.  These defects affect the entire success rate of a business.  You cannot keep stopping and starting whenever something breaks down. Having a reliable, strong, erosion resistant material keeps your work moving along smoothly.

To find out more call one of our nickel alloy specialists today.

How to Choose High Grade Stainless Steel

Posted on February 21, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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High steel grades can even be found in your home kitchen.

Stainless steel is a corrosion resistant, durable and lustrous material that is used in many different commercial industries.  Thus, many business owners and project managers find themselves selecting high quality stainless steel.  But how do they do it?  What do they look for?  To find out specifics about what stainless steel grade is right for your project then call one of our stainless steel and nickel alloy bars expert.  In the meantime, here is a brief overview on what is standard for different industries.

For your food processing needs, a Grade 304 is a popular option.  It is chosen the most based upon its ability to endure various acids found in food without becoming corroded or damaged.  Think about citrus fruits.  They contain acid that eats away at other materials on contact.  But the Grade 304 is resistant to such disintegration making it the forerunner for sinks, steam tables and other necessary products in a commercial kitchen.

Due to the high content of salt in the ocean, a water tank or boat needs to be produced from a material that does not falter under such circumstances.  Think about what holds up under such conditions.  Does the material you are choosing rust?  Is there an alloy that works best for this industry?  A high grade stainless steel answers these questions and more.

To find out how to distinguish high quality grades from the rest then just give us a call.  We are here to help you.

So Many Stainless Steel Grades, So Little Time

Posted on February 1, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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45 stainless steel grades? Higher. There are 150 steel grades.

Whenever the weather starts to warm up I always think back to my childhood of the ice cream truck coming around the neighborhood.  You could hear it from a mile down the street.  My friends and I would hop on our bikes and follow the sound.   Once you got there, we all stood in front of the truck menu in awe of the different choices.  It was unreal to our young, impressionable minds.  There were so many different choices and it was difficult to narrow it down to one.  So why do I bring any of this up?  Well, believe it or not stainless steel bars have so many different options, choices and grades to choose from too…just like the ice cream truck. There is a stainless steel bar grade available to suit your project needs.

Do You Know Your Stainless Steel Grades?

To find out what steel grade is best for you then please call one of our stainless steel experts today.  In the meantime, here is a quick overview on what you can expect when ordering certain stainless steel bars.

Forget Baskin Robbins 31 flavors when it comes to steel there are over 150 options to choose from.  There is the “316” stainless steel and the “304” stainless steel. These numbers may sound foreign to you but these two types are the most common types of stainless steel in production worldwide.  These grades are used in construction equipment, buildings, cars and electronics.  But what makes these grades different?  How are they distinguished from one another?  The numbers relate to its iron properties, its resilient to corrosion and if it is suitable for welding or not.

To find out about these specifics grades and more, call one of our stainless steel or nickel alloy bars experts.  We are here to help you!

 

 

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