When it comes to different types of projects involving metal parts, it’s important to consider the sensitivity of the metals you’re using. Depending on the project, you must make sure that the parts can withstand the processes you intend to use. One example of a process to be wary of is extreme heating. In the case of extreme heating, heat resistant castings would be best. Many industries benefit from this type of casting. These include air craft and aerospace, oil and gas, road construction, coal mining, steel production and processing, off road equipment, food equipment, railroad, biowaste and more.
What Are Heat Resistant Castings?
Heat resistant castings are castings that don’t melt or corrode during high-end industrial operations involving high temperatures. In fact, they have the capability of performing in conditions above 1200°F. Heat resistant castings are usually higher in alloy content than other types of castings. They mainly consist of nickel and chromium. Nickel is usually present in amounts of up to 70 percent. Chromium is usually present in amounts of 10 percent to 30 percent. Other elements, however, are used as well. These include iron, carbon, silicon, manganese and molybdenum.
If you have a project coming up that requires parts to perform at temperatures above 1200°F, Ferralloy Inc. assist you. Here at Ferralloy Inc., we can supply you with all of the parts you need for your heat resistant castings. Our products include trays, baskets, fans, furnace rolls, retorts, skid riders, muffles, roller rails, piers, grids, pickling hooks, walking beams, radiant tubes, fixturing, corrugated boxes, generator tubes, chain guides, pusher heads, heating elements, burner nozzles, hanger bars, tube support and enameling hangers. And if you need us to, we can make recommendations about which products are best for your specific wants and needs. So don’t hesitate any longer to start your project! Contact us today!