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Radiant Tubes | Should I Use Radiant Tubes?

Radiant tubes are used in situations where extreme heat is found. Radiant tubes are commonly found in heating systems. Various sizes and shapes of different heat resistant materials are used for these tubes depending on the specific need, service temperature, and furnace atmosphere. One of the places where you might find radiant tubes is in heating.

Radiant Panels

Wall and ceiling-mounted radiant panels are usually made of aluminum and can be heated with either electricity or with tubing that carries hot water. While they can be expensive to operate, they provide supplemental heating in some rooms. Radiant panels have the quickest response time of any heating technology and can be individually controlled for each room.

Radiant Floor Heat

There are three types of radiant floor heat that fit into two different types of installations. “Wet installations” make use of the large thermal mass of a concrete slab floor or lightweight concrete over a wooden subfloor, while “dry installations” occur when the installer “sandwiches” the radiant floor tubing between two layers of plywood or attaches the tubing under the finished floor. Wet installations are the oldest form of modern radiant flooring systems. Dry installations are becoming more and more popular though due to recent innovations in floor heating technology. These “dry” floors allow the cables or tubing to run in an air space beneath the floor making it less expensive to build.

Are You Looking for Radiant Tubes?

If you are in need of radiant tubes for your next project, look no further. At Ferralloy we offer top of the line tubes. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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Steel Castings | Why Use Steel Castings?

Steel is one of the most versatile metalworking materials available in the world today. It can be found throughout numerous industries and in countless forms. One particular type of steel component that is exceptionally well-liked is cast steel. Despite these castings not being as popular as other metal parts, steel castings are used for vital components in the mining, railroad, construction, truck, military, and oil and gas industries. Why are steel castings so important to so many projects? Keep reading to find out!

3 Advantages of Steel Castings

1. Design Flexibility

Design flexibility is one of the biggest advantages of steel castings. Their flexibility grants the designer the freedom to choose whichever shape and size they desires. It is extremely simple to form and change the shape of components, and all in a timely manner.

2. Metallurgical Versatility

Another great advantage of steel castings is their strong metallurgical adaptability and variability. Cast steel obtains a wider range of physical and mechanical properties than any other cast metal. All that this casting needs to do is simply vary the carbon and alloy content, fluctuate the heat treatment, and gain good weldability and workability.

3. Large Weight and Size Range

The next advantage of this type of casting is its large weight and size range. Steel castings can be as small as a few ounces or as large as hundreds of tons. Their quantities can also vary from one to thousands per order.

Design flexibility, metallurgical versatility, and large weight and size ranges are just a few of the many advantages of steel castings. If you think that your next project can benefit from this type of casting or any other metal component, contact us. Ferralloy, Inc. is a global supplier of castings, fabrications, forgings, machining, and other related products and services. Contact our metalworking company online today!