Jun 12th 2019

Duplex Stainless Steels

If you were looking for property in North America, then duplex is an apartment split over two floors. In printing terminology duplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of a piece of paper. However, in stainless steels, duplex means a hybrid microstructure to attain a combination of properties. The most widely produced […]

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Jun 11th 2019

Enhanced machinability as standard

Sanmac® is the name given to a family of stainless steels produced by Sandvik with improved machinability, available as both bar and hollow bar. As Sandvik’s preferred distribution partner for duplex and super duplex stainless steels, Langley Alloys are particularly motivated by products which can make the lives of our customers easier.

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Jun 4th 2019

The difference between S31803 and S32205

Duplex stainless steels account for >80% of the consumption of duplex, super duplex and hyper duplex grades. Developed in the 1930’s for application in paper and pulp manufacture, duplex alloys are based around a 22% Cr composition and the mixed austenitic:ferritic microstructure that delivers desirable mechanical properties. Compared with the generic 304/316 austenitic stainless steels, […]

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May 31st 2019

Trademarks For Corrosion Resistant Alloys

  In everyday life we are surrounded by product trademarks as an important part of the marketing mix – trying to identify target groups of consumers and getting them to choose your product over that of a competitor. A product trademark is one part of the overall brand, and can be a short-cut for the […]

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May 23rd 2019

Alloy 825

Alloy 825 can perhaps be seen as the entry point when moving from stainless steels to more expensive Nickel alloys. With >40% Ni and >20%Cr content, then it is certainly a step-up in price compared with super duplex alloys. So, why would you specify it ?   Nickel-Iron-Chromium alloys such as Alloy 825, also known as Incoloy […]

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May 22nd 2019

Valve World Americas

Langley Alloys will be a first-time exhibitor at the forthcoming Valve World 2019 event, on June 19th-20th at Houston. Given the plethora of valve designs, operating environments and liquid medium being carried, the choice of construction materials is equally lengthy. Ahead of the event we review the Langley Alloys portfolio of relevance to valve manufacturers. 

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May 21st 2019

Seawork 2019

Langley Alloys will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Sea Work show in Southampton on June 11th-13th 2019. This provides the perfect opportunity to showcase our portfolio of alloys, many of which are very well-suited to marine applications. Amongst our standard product range the following alloys are frequently specified in the production of marine and sub-sea components.

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May 17th 2019

Alloy 400 vs. Alloy K500

Summary: There is negligible difference in the composition of Alloy K500 versus Alloy 400, therefore their corrosion resistance is comparable. However Alloy K500 has several times greater yield and tensile strength, making it more suitable for heavily loaded applications. Langley Alloys stocks a wide range of sizes from 5/8” up to 10” diameter solid round […]

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May 14th 2019

Quality feedstock for Norsok castings

Langley Alloys recently supplied a significant quantity of Sanmac™ 2205 (F51/S32205) for a customer to use in the production of castings. The castings were destined for an offshore application, with the end client requiring Norsok approvals – which require feedstock produced by the AOD (argon oxygen decarburisation) process.

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May 2nd 2019

Corrosion Resistant Alloys for the Toughest Environments

Corrosion resistant alloys and their importance in the modern world cannot be underestimated. Without them, we would not be able to work, travel and play in marine environments. Whether you enjoy recreational boating, have travelled by ferry, transport tonnes of cargo on board ships or extract vital natural resources from the deepest recesses under the […]

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Apr 22nd 2019

Where Duplex Steel is Used in Architecture

Although stainless steel has been used for nearly a hundred years, higher-performance duplex grades have really only been available commercially since the 1980’s. Interestingly, the application of duplex stainless steels by architects, designers and building contractors has gained favour in recent times. It has both practical and aesthetic uses, with many contemporary assemblies using it […]

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Apr 15th 2019

Special grades of Stainless Steel Hollow Bars from Langley Alloys

Stainless steel hollow bars are one of the newest products we are able to offer customers here at Langley Alloys, as we continue to work with Sandvik to develop the UK market. With a focus on innovation and improving our product range, we have invested in Sanmac 316L and Sanmac 2205 duplex stainless steel hollow […]

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Apr 5th 2019

Introduction to Langley Alloys – new brochure

In order to share the full range of our products and services , we are pleased to share our new company brochure. In recent years we have added nickel alloys and stainless steel hollow bars to our stock range, plus the ability to deep hole bore, turn and mill in-house. Our supply partnership with Sandvik […]

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Apr 3rd 2019

Langley Alloys can now offer pipes, fittings and flanges

Although best known as #thehomeofsuperduplex for our bar and plate distribution, Langley Alloys are able to provide a competitive offer for your pipe package requirements, including flanges, fittings and associated components. Making use of our mill partnerships, extensive stocks, in-house inspection, production and expertise, we are well-placed to co-ordinate the supply of packages across all […]

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Mar 28th 2019

Stainless Steel World cover story

Langley Alloys is very pleased to be the feature of this months publication. As the premium publication for anyone involved with corrosion resistant alloys, this is a great platform from which to share our story. The article covers the evolution of Langley Alloys, in particular the increasing activity of our operations in the USA. Our […]

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Dec 6th 2018

Langley Alloys presents at ValveWorld

Langley Alloys presented at the recent ValveWorld conference held in Dusseldorf on the 27th-29th October 2018. The conference attracted 400 delegates across the three days, in parallel with the main exhibition that hosted more than 650 exhibitors from 40 countries, attended by nearly 12,000 visitors. Our lead Metallurgical Engineer, David Coghill, presented Langley Alloys work […]

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Dec 3rd 2018

How Ferralium supports the Statue of Liberty

In this article, published in Stainless Steel World News – December 2018, the role of Ferralium in the refurbishment of the Statue of Liberty is explored. Constructed in 1886, this iconic structure was suffering badly with galvanic corrosion some 90 years later. The combination of different materials within the statue created almost perfect conditions for […]

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Nov 19th 2018

Deep Hole Borer Commissioned

Langley Alloys are now able to offer deep hole boring from our own facilities. The deep hole boring capability is a perfect complement to our extensive range of solid and hollow bars – providing customers with a greater choice of alloy type, sizes and amounts. Large bores, up to 200mm internal diameter and over 2m in […]

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Jul 17th 2018

Positive Material Identification Proves Its Value

How can you tell a Super Duplex Stainless Steel from an Austenitic Stainless Steel, or a Nickel Alloy from a Copper Alloy when they all largely look the same ?   That’s the problem experienced by many of the organisations in the supply chain. Here, Kathy Stubbs, Group Technical & Quality Manager, outlines Langley Alloys […]

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Nov 22nd 2017

Langley Alloys in "Stainless Steel Focus", Ausgabe Juli 2017

In der Ausgabe Juli 2017 von „Stainless Steel Focus“ wurde über Langley Alloys berichtet. Der Artikel konzentriert sich auf die jüngsten Investitionen in neue Sägen – die neuesten Kasto-Einheiten sind für die Verwendung von Wolfram-Karabinerklingen optimiert, die unsere Investition in größere Vorräte an Nickellegierungen unterstützen. Artikel anzeigen

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Nov 22nd 2017

Sandvik und Langley Alloys Ltd sind für den britischen Markt eine Partnerschaft eingegangen, um Duplex-Edelstahlmassivstangen anzubieten

Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) hat Langley Alloys zum bevorzugten Partner für den Vertrieb von Duplex- und Super-Duplex-Edelstählen auf dem britischen Markt bestimmt. Beide Unternehmen können auf eine stolze Geschichte in der Entwicklung und Bereitstellung von Hochleistungs-Edelstählen zurückblicken. Langley Alloys hat in den siebziger Jahren den hochfesten Original-Super-Duplex-Ferralium® entwickelt und Sandvik hat Mitte der 1980er-Jahre die […]

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Nov 22nd 2017

Wenn Qualitätssysteme versagen – Kobe Steel

Kobe Steel (www.kobelco.co.jp) war in den letzten Tagen nach Enthüllungen in den Nachrichten, dass Mitarbeiter Daten zu Produktzertifizierungen gefälscht haben. Die Materialien des drittgrößten Stahlwerks Japans, das eine breite Palette von Stahl-, Kupfer-, Aluminium- und Titan Produkten fertigt, werden in renommierten Anwendungen verwendet, z. B. in Flugzeugen von Boeing, Autos von Toyota, Nissan und Ford […]

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Aug 29th 2017

Fermonic 50 ist die Rettung für die Lakeview Maschine LLC

Es ist immer schön, positives Feedback von einem Kunden, in diesem Fall von Jeff Burge von der Lakeview Maschine LLC zu erhalten. Lakeview Maschine benötigte kurzfristig rostfreien Stahl XM19. Unsere Version dieser Legierung, Fermonic 50 ist in beiden Formen (in geglühtem und in hochfestem Format) ein Eckpfeiler unserer Lagerhaltung. Durch ihre hohe Festigkeit (das Doppelte […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Standort Houston zertifiziert nach ISO9001:2015

Ein großer Glückwunsch geht an das Team von Langley Alloys an unserem Standort in Houston. Als erster Standort unseres Unternehmens wurde Houston nach ISO9001:2015 zertifiziert. Diese neueste Version des Standards ist eine wichtige Weiterentwicklung der 2008er Norm. Darin sind klare Standortführung und wirksames Risikomanagement gefordert. Ray Stein, nicht-geschäftsführender Vorsitzender von Langley Alloys merkte dazu an: […]

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Jul 18th 2017

PVF Roundtable – Langley Alloys unterstützt Charity-Golf-Turnier

Der PVF Roundtable ist eine Gruppe, die sich für den Informationsaustausch in der Rohr-, Ventil- und Armaturenindustrie einsetzt, ein Markt, für den Produkte von Langley Alloys – insbesondere Ferralium® 255 – prädestiniert sind. Die Gruppe organisiert in jedem Jahr Versammlungen sowie mehrere Großveranstaltungen. Diese bieten den Mitgliedern der Gruppe und ihren Gästen die Möglichkeit zu […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Neue Fallstudie – MST Corp nutzt Ferralium 255 für Rührwerksflügel

MST Corp (USA) fertigt und wartet wichtige Maschinen und Maschinenteile für die Zellstoff- und Papierherstellung, das Papierrecycling und verwandte kontinuierliche produzierende Branchen. Häufig gehören dazu auch Austausch oder Neufertigung von teuren Teilen, die nicht ab Lager verfügbar sind und bei deren Ersatz daher in Sachen Neufertigung und Materialauswahl flexibel reagiert werden muss. Der obige Abschnitt […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Neue Sägeanlage eingeweiht

Wir haben kürzlich eine neue Säge in Betrieb genommen. Neben der Erhöhung unserer Gesamtkapazität und dem schnelleren Zuschneiden von Stäben unterstützt diese auch die Entwicklung unseres Geschäfts in höherfesten Nickellegierungen. Die Kastotec AC4 bietet variable Schnittgeschwindigkeiten, ein hydraulisch vorgespanntes Sägeband, hydraulische Zwingen und eine schnelle Höhenverstellung. Sie kann dickere Stäbe bis zu 430 mm Größe zuschneiden, […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Bestände von Alloy 254 aufgestockt

In Reaktion auf die Anfragen unserer Kunden haben wir unsere Lagerbestände von Alloy 254 am Standort in Großbritannien erweitert. Unser aktuelles Sortiment umfasst Stäbe von 25 mm bis 300 mm Durchmesser (bei 10-mm-Schritten bis zu 200 mm Durchmesser). Alloy 254 ist ein austenitischer Edelstahl mit hohem Legierungsanteil, der warm gewalzt und geglüht erhältlich ist und […]

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