Benefits to Switching to Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Save money on repair and maintenance and make the switch to stainless steel brake lines today!

Your automobile needs to be a dependable, reliable and long lasting car.  The parts should work effectively without breaking your wallet. It does not matter if you have “the need for speed” or you prefer a leisurely Sunday drive down the Pacific Coast.  Either way, the same things on your vehicle need to work without giving you much of a headache.  The steering wheel, engine and brakes are three of those things that you should not fret about on a regular basis.  Today I am going to share with you how to reduce stress and worry surrounding your brakes.

One way to eliminate the stress and worry surrounding your car’s reliability is to change your brakes to stainless steel brake lines.

Stainless steel brake lines do not fade from heat buildup or “wear and tear.”  You have these issues with rubber but this chosen metal does not develop the same problems.  The material is durable, corrosion resistant and long lasting.  Additionally, by using steel you save money in the long run. You do not have to frequently spend money on replacement and repair expenses.  The pedal feel is also much smoother and the braking control increases significantly.  With other materials, the brakes become receptive to turning into a safety hazard and money pit.  For instance, rubber brakes have an average life span of 6 years.  After this time, the brakes reach a too dangerous to drive level.  This does not happen with stainless steel.

Find out more about the benefits of using stainless steel and nickel alloy in the automotive industry.

Why Engineers Use Stainless Steel Ball Valves

Posted on May 8, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel keeps your operations running smoothly.

As time goes on engineers continue to develop new technology improving operation services for a variety of businesses in a wide array of sectors.   The form of the stainless steel ball valve is no different. It has changed in shape and has been modified to achieve maximum results throughout the years.

A steel ball valve is located inside a tube and enables waste fluids to travel through a passageway.  The valve works by placing an existing hole in the steel ball then the placement of the ball is controls the function of this valve.  Once this occurs, the valves stay open when the holes proceeding in the same direction as that of the passageways.  The fluid begins to stream out in a uninterrupted manner.  This is vital to the function of the contraption because if the holes are not lined up correctly then the valve closes and the fluid remains encased.

Why Stainless Steel?

To effectively execute its function, the valve needs to be strong and untainted when exposed to extreme temperatures and pressures.  Sometimes the metal valves connect joints that carry a maximum of 200 degrees.  Thus, it needs to be able to handle such circumstances without dissolving or bowing.

To find out  more about how stainless steel and nickel alloy bars can improve your business operations, call National Specialty Alloys today.

Introducing the Stainless Steel Science Center at Universum® Bremen

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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The Universum® Science Center used stainless steel within its architectural design.

Stainless steel has been used for many different educational and science structures throughout the world.  Today we take a closer look at one of the world’s most notable buildings, the new Universum® Science Center.

As soon as you see the building, you realize this is not going to be an ordinary experience in a stereotypical, boring, educational facility.  Just the opposite occurs.  Once the building is within sight feelings of excitement and curiosity begin to stir within.

The first thing you notice is the dramatic resemblance the steel building has to a fish swimming to the water’s surface. The building is completely surrounded by a lake ensuring the affect is clear. To reiterate this concept further, fish scales appear to be covering the entire roof.

These “fish scales” are made out of 35,000 stainless steel shingles intertwined in a right hand and left hand produced pattern fitting the two sides of the “fish.”  This enhances the color effect along each side.  Along with the “fish scales,” the strips of windows along the building divides the fully encircled structure into two halves.  This replicates the image of a fish’s mouth.

The building was designed by architect Thomas Klumpp and is located in Bremen, Germany.

To find out more on how you can use stainless steel to execute your next architectural project, no matter how small or large, call National Specialty Alloys today.

Finding the Right Stainless Steel Supplier

Posted on April 19, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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It does not matter if you are building an homage to the San Francisco Federal Building or need steel tubing for your company's food processing plant. National Specialty Alloys is here to help you!

Turning to your local home improvement store is not always the best idea when purchasing stainless steel products.  The selection is limited and/or the amount you need is not currently in stock.  These two factors hinder you from buying in bulk putting your entire project on-hold until further supplies are ordered.  This wastes time and money; both of which you have none of.  Instead turn to us, National Specialty Alloys.  We carry affordable, high quality products available to fulfill your next order.  We are your worldwide distributor of stainless steel and nickel alloy bars.

What is the First Step to Buying Steel?

The first step is to tell your representative what you need the steel tubing for.  Is it for a gas tank, oil rig or a marine related use?  If so, then he/she will guide you through the steel grades that are best suited for such settings.  There are also specific steel grades used for food processing, medical industry, heat exchangers, housing and more.  Your knowledgeable, experienced and reputable specialist will steer you in the right direction.

There are other factors to consider too. Think about the finish.  What look do you wish your project to exhibit?  What is the overall aesthetic?  If it is for high end, multi-residential buildings then your options are different than tubes required for a pharmaceutical plant.  But don’t worry or stress.  Your specialist will help you narrow down your choices until you reach the ideal, customized order created especially for you.

Find out more by calling us today.

London’s Steel Tower Bridge

Posted on April 17, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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While visiting London during Olympics 2012 be sure to walk on the steel Tower Bridge.

I just returned from a phenomenal trip through England.  I saw the coast of England, visited different harbor towns and spent time in London itself.  The sites were beautiful, the water was gorgeous, the people were great but one place stood out more than the rest, the London’s Tower Bridge.

The Tower Bridge is not the London Bridge

The need for the Tower Bridge became abundantly clear in the 19th Century.  A significant increase in commercial business occurred in the East End of London requiring a new river crossing but a traditional fixed bridge would not do.  This would cut off the needed access to the port facilities between the London Bridge and the Tower of London.  So the London “Subway Committee” opened up a design competition to the public in order to find the perfect solution.  Over 50 designs were submitted and in October 1844 London’s own architect, Horace Jones and his partner John Wolfe Barry were selected to create the Tower Bridge.

The Tower Bridge took over 11,000 tons of steel to build the framework for the towers and walkways.  Then the framework was covered in granite and stone to shield the underlying steelwork and to provide the Bridge with a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

To find out more about how to use stainless steel for your next project, call National Specialty Alloys today.

Olympics 2012 Presents the London Aquatic Center

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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The London Aquatic Center by Zaha Hadid is built with a steel roof that bends, twists and contracts in response to the weather conditions outside.

The entire world is ready to watch the Summer Olympics unfold and without hesitation I can honestly say the swimming events are by far my favorite.  This year the event will be held at the new, impressive London Olympics Aquatic Center.

This massive structure was designed by Zaha Hadid.  It is being described as an iconic structure that will be present and used in London even after the Olympics games.  The design was created with waves and water movement in mind.  The unique style of it is already being highlighted in world renowned architectural journals and exhibited in the infamous global media coverage for the London Olympics 2012.

The Aquatic Center holds 17,500 cheering Olympic fans at time.  It will host water polo, swimming, diving and synchronized swimming.  There is also a drying area for competitors.

Protecting the sporting events and fans is a wave-like steel roof.

Introducing the London Aquatic Center Steel Roof

The colossal roof alone is a remarkable sight to see.  It consists of a 30m steel truss weighing over 70 tons located at the southern wall of the roof.  This truss connects to 10 other steel trusses, which are broken down into 4 sections covering up to 120m across before reaching the two northern roof supports.

What separates this roof from past aquatic venues is its capability to expand, twist and contract in response to the London weather.

This is only the first of many blogs National Specialty Alloys will cover regarding London’s Olympic structures.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars, call us today!

Spring Training Stadiums and March Madness Tournament Facilities Use Stainless Steel

Posted on March 15, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Sports arenas and Spring Training Stadiums rely on steel for design and purpose.

Being a sports enthusiast, I am ecstatic to watch March Madness and Spring Training unfold.  The stadiums and facilities the tournaments and games are played in are massive.  They exhibit a wide span area with high ceilings without the need of many columns and posts distracting the fans and players alike.

Why Stainless Steel?

When building a sporting facility you need to think about the enormous amount of people that go in and out of it on a regular basis.  There will be a significant amount of wear and tear.  You do not want to use a material that needs constant upkeep and maintenance.  Choose a metal that does not fall apart but rather lasts through time.  A metal that is capable of supporting much weight under immense physical pressure.  A material proficient enough in keeping a building temperature cool, does not react to extreme heat and is resistant to erosion.  Stainless steel fulfills all of these requirements and more.

Stainless Steel Tubes

The stainless steel tube is a hollow cylinder used for structural purposes in a building or resident. The rust-resistant trait makes it an ideal choice to transport water, liquids and gas.  It does not react to other materials and extreme environmental conditions.  It also has the ability to be welded, if need-be.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy please call one of our experts today.

How to Buy a Stainless Steel Sheet

Posted on March 8, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Look for various grades and finishes when buying stainless steel.

How can you tell if the steel sheet you are buying is worth the price?  What should you look at to determine if it is right for your project?  Before purchasing a stainless steel sheet there are a few things to look for.  Here is a guideline on how to buy a stainless steel sheet to ensure you get your money’s worth.

Check Out the Finish

Are you looking for a modern, sleek look or a more industrial makeover?  Imagine what you wish the final project to look like and allow that vision to guide you through the finishing options.  It makes the buying process easier if you already have in mind what you desire.

Steel comes in different finishes that serve various aesthetic purposes.  For instance, a satin finish is a technique that creates a soft sheen to the metal.  The affect is created by a soft-scrubbing method leaving the metal looking shiny.  A brushed finish provides the metal with a pattern formed from small scratches all running in a matching direction.  A mirror polish provides the steel sheet with a gleaming, smooth look.  These are all things to consider before making your purchase.

Choose a Grade

I have written extensively about different steel grades and the objective of each one (see How to Choose High Grade Stainless Steel).  I am reminding you about it now because deciding on what grade should definitely be another determining factor aiding you to make your decision.

To find out more about what stainless steel or nickel alloy is right for you, call National Specialty Alloys today.  We are your worldwide distributor available to answer your questions and meet your needs.

 

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