Grade 316 is a popular stainless steel alloy belonging to the austenitic family. It is known for its 2-3% molybdenum content, making the alloy resistant to pitting and corrosion. It also improves its corrosion resistance on exposure to elevated temperatures. Type 316 is marine-grade stainless steel, and the presence of molybdenum makes it suitable for more saline or chloride-exposed environments. Continue reading “Four Things to Know About 316 Stainless Steel”
4130 is an alloy steel containing chromium and molybdenum. It is popularly known as Chromoly in the commercial market. Typically, the composition includes 0.8 to 1.1% chromium and 0.15 to 0.25% molybdenum with both functioning as strengthening agents. It is considered low-carbon steel. It is exceptional welding steel, which you can weld by most common methods, and machine it at normalized or tempered conditions. Continue reading “A Guide To 4130 Steel: Properties, Composition, And Uses”
If you want to know detailed information about different types of steel, then there are so many of them. But all of them are not used in the industry. Because each type of steel has some specific set of appropriate benefits for certain industries, you need to know all the details about the different types of steel and their properties so that you can use them correctly in the respective industries you want. There are so many types of features of these steels, and you will understand the need for them in different sectors if you go through them carefully. Continue reading “Four Types Of Steel And Its Properties”
Stainless steel is a versatile material composed of a steel alloy and a small percentage of chromium. The chromium presence contributes to the corrosion resistance of the material, a quality that acquired its name from stainless steel. Since stainless steel is also low-maintenance, resistant to oxidation, and does not damage other metals it comes into contact with, it is often used in a wide variety of applications, especially in the manufacture of piping and tubing. Stainless Steel Tube is broken down into several groups depending on the end-use of the pipe.
Alloy 400 is a nickel-copper alloy, commonly known as MONEL, resistant to seawater and steam at high temperatures and salt and caustic solutions. It is distinguished by strong general resistance to corrosion, good weldability, and moderate to high strength. In several uses, the alloy has been used. It has outstanding tolerance to brackish water or seawater rushing rapidly. When de-aerated, it is highly resistant to hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids. At room temperature, the metal is mildly magnetic. In the pharmaceutical, oil, and marine sectors, Nickel Alloy 400 Tubing is commonly used.
The world did not wake up to the value of Nickel just the other day. Since pre-civilization times, people used Nickel to make artifacts such as weapons and tools, and even coins. Even today, Nickel alloys have become a must-have, and the trend will not be slowing down any time in the future.
The beauty of Nickel is that it can alloy with just about a wide variety of metals such as copper, chromium, and iron, making its use very versatile Continue reading “6 Reasons to Use Nickel Alloy 800h Tubing for Commercial Purposes”
Nickel alloy 718 tubing is one of many alloys with great properties that can make it applicable in many environments where heat will be involved. It is commonly used in offshore oil mining because of its corrosion resistance. One challenge new fabricators have when dealing with it however is welding.
Welders who have not worked with stainless steel before can make a few mistakes when working with nickel alloy 718 tubing. We have compiled some of the common mistakes made. Continue reading “Common Mistakes Fabricators Make When Welding 718 Tubing”
Some of the great properties of nickel alloy 800H tubing that make it appropriate for certain uses can also make it hard to deal with. One of the problems you may encounter is welding. Because of its ability to withstand high temperatures, it may be hard to weld. Continue reading “How to Weld Nickel Alloy 800H Tubing?”
Nickel alloy 825 tubing has a very high nickel content which makes it appropriate for use in highly corrosive applications. There are many industries that will also use it for other applications that may not be related to corrosion for example it can be hot or cold worked easily. The presence of titanium in the alloy provides protection from pitting after fabrication. Here are some of the common uses. Continue reading “5 Common Industrial Applications of Nickel Alloy 825 Tubing”
Hastelloy C276 tubing possesses features that make it versatile for use in different industries. Made from nickel, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, and cobalt among other metals, this alloy’s features are just as versatile as the metals that make it up. Corrosion resistance is among the top features that make this alloy appropriate for different applications. Here are the features of C276. Continue reading “Features of Hastelloy C276 Tubing That Make it Versatile”