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Alloy Steel Pipe Fittings

Alloy Steel Pipe Fittings

What is Alloy Steel?

Alloy steel is a type of steel that contains elements other than carbon in addition to iron. The addition of various alloying elements enhances the properties of steel, such as strength, hardness, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Alloying elements can include metals like chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, silicon, vanadium, and others, either individually or in combination.

The specific combination of alloying elements and their proportions determine the characteristics of the alloy steel. Alloy steels are often classified into two main categories:

Low Alloy Steels: These steels contain a relatively small percentage of alloying elements. They are commonly used in applications where improved mechanical properties are needed without sacrificing weldability or formability.

High Alloy Steels: These steels have a higher percentage of alloying elements, providing enhanced properties such as high strength, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance. High alloy steels are often used in specialized applications, such as in the aerospace and chemical industries.