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 a fait l’objet d’un article dans le magazine « Stainless Steel Focus » de juillet 2017

Langley Alloys a fait l’objet d’un article dans le numéro de juillet 2017 de « Stainless Steel Focus ». L’article porte sur le récent investissement réalisé dans de nouvelles scies – les toutes dernières unités Kasto sont optimisées pour pouvoir être utilisées avec des lames en carbure de tungstène, soutenant ainsi notre investissement dans des […]

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Nov 22nd 2017

Le partenariat entre Sandvik et Langley Alloys Ltd va permettre la distribution sur le marché britannique de barres solides en acier inoxydable duplex

Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) a désigné Langley Alloys comme son partenaire préférentiel pour la distribution d’aciers inoxydables duplex et superduplex sur le marché britannique. Les deux sociétés sont fières de partager un passé commun dans la mise au point et la fourniture d’aciers inoxydables haute performance ; Langley Alloys a mis au point le Ferralium® […]

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Nov 22nd 2017

Du mauvais usage des systèmes de qualité – Kobe Steel

Kobe Steel (www.kobelco.co.jp) est dans l’actualité depuis quelques jours, suite aux révélations selon lesquelles des employés ont falsifié des données sur des certifications de produits. En tant que troisième sidérurgiste japonais, fabriquant une large gamme de produits en acier, cuivre, aluminium et titane, ses produits sont utilisés dans des applications prestigieuses telles que les avions […]

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Aug 29th 2017

Fermonic 50 à la rescousse de Lakeview Machine LLC

Il est toujours agréable de recevoir des réactions positives de la part d’un client, en l’occurrence de Jeff Burge de Lakeview Machine LLC. Lakeview Machine avait besoin d’acier inoxydable XM-19 dans un délai très court. Notre version de cet alliage, le Fermonic 50 à l’état recuit et haute résistance, est l’un des éléments essentiels de […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Le site d’Houston a obtenu la certification ISO9001:2015

Nous offrons nos sincères félicitations à l’équipe du site Langley Alloys de Houston, qui a été la premier à obtenir la certification ISO9001:2015. Cette dernière version de la norme représente une avancée significative par rapport à la norme de 2008 et nécessite que le site démontre un réel sens du leadership et une gestion des […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Table ronde PVF – Langley Alloys supporte l’événement "Charity Golf"

La table ronde PVF est un groupe dédié à l’échange d’informations liées au secteur de la tuyauterie, des vannes et des raccords, un marché pour lequel les produits Langley et notamment Ferralium® 255 – sont particulièrement bien adaptés. Outre une série de réunions régulières, le groupe organise plusieurs grands événements chaque année. Cela permet aux […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Nouvelle étude de cas – MST Corp utilisation de Ferralium 255 pour lames d’agitateur

MST Corp (États-Unis) fabrique et entretient des machines et pièces critiques utilisées dans le secteur de la fabrication de pâte et de recyclage de papier, ainsi que d’autres activités de transformation continues. Cela implique généralement le remplacement ou la re-conception de grandes pièces d’équipement de production qui ne sont pas disponibles en stock et qui […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Nouvelle capacité de sciage ajoutée

Nous venons de recevoir une nouvelle scie. Outre l’augmentation de notre capacité globale et la possibilité de rotations plus rapides pour les barres de coupe, elle favorise également le développement de nos activités dans le domaine des alliages de nickel de résistance supérieure. La Kastotec AC4 offre une vitesse de coupe infiniment variable, un ruban […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Gamme de stock d’alliage 254 étendue

En réponse aux demandes de nos clients, nous avons élargi la gamme du stock d’alliage 254 qui est disponible pour livraison immédiate depuis notre site au Royaume-Uni. Notre gamme de stock actuelle comprend des barres de 25 mm à 300 mm de diamètre (diamètre par incréments de 10 mm jusqu’à 200 mm). L’alliage 254 est […]

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