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.
Corrosion Prevention: Choosing Materials Used in Brackish Environments
When specifying tubing for equipment used in power plant condensers, heat exchangers and desalination plants, finding a material that can safely and efficiently handle a variety of chemical environments is key.
Power Plant Layup Best Practices
In the power industry, every minute is crucial. That’s why there are few things more devastating than returning from a maintenance outage and learning that an on-time startup will be delayed due to condenser or key BOP exchanger leaks. These surprise failures are not uncommon, and yet many of the problems are easily preventable with …
An Engineer’s Guide For Selecting The Right Steel Tubing
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 …
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