Carbon steels For general engineering applications.
Grade Examples: WCB, LCB
These grades have higher strengths, low temperature impact properties or high temperature creep resistance.
Austenitic stainless steels
Grade Example: CF8 (304), CF8M (316)
Give resistance to many common corrosive environments and considered to be the best general purpose stainless steels.
Duplex and super duplex stainless steels
Grade Examples: 1B, 5A
High strength combined with corrosion resistance in a number of more demanding environments, the duplex stainless steel range of materials may be considered. Their duplex austenite–ferrite structure provides much better strength of CF8M (316) stainless and far superior resistance to stress corrosion cracking. The selection of duplex used generally depends upon the corrosive environment, with 22% chrome duplex offers an improvement over 316 stainless in general pitting corrosion and 25% chrome super duplex offers significantly higher pitting and crevice corrosion resistance in warmer, sea water environments. Duplex stainless steels are therefore found in many pump parts and valves involved in handling such media.
Nickel based alloys
Grade Examples: Hast A, Hast B, Alloy 625, Monel
Providing excellent resistance to corrosion, high temperatures and combinations of both where strength is not paramount. Alloys such as the Hastalloy Nickel alloys offer corrosion resistance severest environments encountered in chemical processing and pollution control.
Furnace and Component Capacity
300 Kg Meltech induction furnace
1 metre cubed casting box