Understanding the process of how your material is made is important when specifying for a new requirement. When welding a tube to size, most stainless tube manufacturing mills solely form the tube and weld it and perform little or no additional operations on the weld.
WHAT IS DRY LUBRICANT? Plymouth Tube Company’s dry lubricant tube coating, also known as C-Lube 10, is a sodium stearate (C18H35NaO2) soap that results in a dry, white lubricant that can be used to coat certain tubing materials. Sodium stearate is a fine, white powder that is commonly used as a stabilizer and thickener in [...]
Engineers have many choices when selecting tubing materials for the application at hand, whether it be a condenser or feedwater heater in a plant, or exhaust tube in an automobile. The wide variety of stainless steel choices available go far beyond 304 or 316! In fact, ASTM lists over 75 alloys, giving the engineer greater [...]