A Closer Look at Stainless Steel Round Bars

Posted on August 29, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

stainless-steel-bars-benefits-nickel-alloysStainless steel bars are highly resilient, durable and rugged pieces of metal consisting of little or non-corrosive metals.  As a result, corrosion-resistant traits are embedded into this steel.  This provides the material with a huge advantage versus other construction options; the impervious exhibition to erosion makes it easily workable and effective when utilized in a wide array of extreme environmental settings.  What makes this type of steel unique to other metals is what I refer to as the “chromium factor.”

Chromium is the shared metal used to generate this type of steel.  It is what enables the metal to work under harsh temperatures and circumstances.  It ensures the steel remains intact under physical accounts of highly pressurized situations, effectively manages transporting gases and liquids, and is the ideal option for food processing functions evading contamination.  A minimum of chromium is required for it to perform properly, which is 10.5%.  Other materials used to construct this heavy-duty steel are nickel, manganese and nitrogen.  It is also known to be 100% recyclable due to its ability to be smelted and completed into something else.  This is why it is such a desirable metal to work with for numerous commercial and residential projects in the engineering, architectural, business industries and more.

Find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloys by calling National Specialty Alloys today!

The Modern Stainless Steel Pipe

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel pipes are used in construction due to its corrosion resistance and strength.

Stainless steel is found in many different industries throughout the world.  You can see it in medical, oil and gas, marine and in construction.  It is very popular in these arenas due to its corrosion resistance and durability.  Today, steel comes in many different grades and finishes suitable to meet a wide array of environmental settings and functions.

You are able to order a stainless steel pipe in a welded or a seamless version.  Some experts state that a seamless piping is stronger than welded.  On the other hand, a welded pipe is produced from a flat-rolled steel which provides it with a better wall uniformity than seamless.  So how do you make your choice?   Examine what is the purpose of the metal and what are the specifications you need.  To be certain, call one of our stainless steel and nickel alloy bar experts.  We are here to answer whatever questions you may have and guide you down the right path.

Another aspect to think about is the shape.  This metal pipe comes in different forms.  You may choose from square, round, rectangular and more.  Check out our large selection and decide what silhouette works best for you.

When building private homes, residential buildings and commercial property think about material you using to contain flammable gases, transport water and preserve heat.  These steel pieces are ideal for such scenarios.

To find out more call National Specialty Alloys today.  We are your worldwide distributor of stainless steel and nickel alloy bars.

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!

 

Home of Super Bowl 2012: Lucas Oil Stadium

Posted on December 6, 2011 by Reda Abouleish

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With Fantasy Football winding down and the NFL Playoffs coming up then there is one thing this country has on the brain, Super Bowl XLVI.  Gearing up for the big game includes more than buying chips and dips for your football guests.  It is about studying the disabled list and learning more about the venue, Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Lucas Oil Stadium was built in preparation for Super Bowl 2012 but the architects took it one step further and made sure this venue would continue to be utilized during the off-season.  It has many unusual features establishing this stadium as a multi-functional venue.  Let’s start by looking at the retractable roof and the steel trusses supporting the 760 feet long structure.

Steel was the best and only choice of material strong enough to make the trusses needed to hold the weight of the two retractable panels that create the roof.  The total weight is around 2.5 million pounds; thus, the architects needed a durable, strong, weather resistant material.  Anything other than steel would collapse under such pressure.

The retractable roof separates itself from other stadiums.  This was the first retractable roof in history to divide lengthwise.  It slides down the slope of the stadium roof when it is opened.

Another spectacular feature is the large, moveable window wall.  This is another first for stadiums because it was the largest moveable glass wall in the world.  The purpose it to allow the stadium the option to stay open like playing in an outdoor field or shut keeping the interior protected from negative weather destruction.

Lucas Oil Stadium has also been used to host NCAA basketball tournaments and other events.  The 70,000 plus seating capabilities possible for basketball makes this stadium top contender for the NBA All-Star Game and NBA Finals.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars, call one of our knowledgeable, experienced experts today.

 

2 Benefits to Building with Steel

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Reda Abouleish

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Builders are always thinking of new ways to create sustainable and durable structures.  They are thinking of ways to keep the environment safe while matching the needs of consumers.  Going green is at the forefront of their mind but so is cost.  With the economy in a slump, builders are trying to find cost-effective means to deliver a high quality product without breaking the bank.  A material that assists builders in addressing these concerns is steel.

Resilient

Steel is a material that lasts through the most extreme temperatures and weather.  There is little to no risk of a building falling apart when natural disasters strike.  The steel remains intact providing the client with peace of mind.  Additionally, when choosing stainless steel there is no risk of the material decaying like wood or attracting termites or rodents.  Stainless steel is a solid choice when building different venues, living spaces, office buildings, medical centers, storage areas and more.

Cost Effective

Working with steel decreases your overall costs.  It reduces the amount of subcontractors needed to work on your project.  You do not need roofers, framers and siding contractors.  This keeps your projected completion time on track.  The less people to worry about the better you are at time management.  The delays are minimized ensuring you are not wasting money on unexpected additional time and labor.  This is a significant advantage over other materials.

To find out more about the benefits of working with stainless steel and nickel alloy bars call National Specialty Alloys today!

 

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