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 sul numero di luglio ’17 di "Stainless Steel Focus"

Langley Alloys è presente sul numero di luglio 2017 di "Stainless Steel Focus". L’articolo si sofferma sui recenti investimenti nelle nuove seghe; le ultimissime unità Kasto sono ottimizzate per l’uso di lame in carburo di tungsteno, a supporto dei nostri investimenti in scorte maggiori di leghe di nichel. Vedi articolo

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Nov 22nd 2017

Sandvik e Langley Alloys Ltd collaborano per servire il mercato del Regno Unito con la fornitura di barre piene di acciaio inossidabile duplex.

Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) ha scelto Langley Alloys quale partner d’elezione per la distribuzione di acciai inossidabili duplex e super duplex nel mercato del Regno Unito. Le due società condividono una lunga tradizione nello sviluppo e nella fornitura di acciai inossidabili ad alte prestazioni. Langley Alloys ha sviluppato l’originale super duplex ad alta resistenza Ferralium® […]

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Nov 22nd 2017

Quando sistemi di qualità peggiorano – Kobe Steel

In questi ultimi giorni Kobe Steel (www.kobelco.co.jp) è finito sui giornali in seguito a rivelazioni secondo cui i dipendenti avrebbero falsificato i dati sulle certificazioni dei prodotti. Terzo maggiore produttore di acciaio del Giappone, che realizza una vasta gamma di prodotti in acciaio, rame, alluminio e titanio, i suoi materiali sono utilizzati in applicazioni di […]

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Aug 29th 2017

Fermonic 50 risolve la situazione per Lakeview Machine LLC

Fa sempre piacere ricevere feedback positivi da un cliente, nel caso specifico da Jeff Burge della società Lakeview Machine LLC. Lakeview Machine aveva necessità di acciaio inossidabile XM19 con breve preavviso. La nostra versione di questa lega, Fermonic 50 in formato ricotto e altamente resistente, è una pietra miliare del nostro stoccaggio. La sua elevata […]

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Jul 18th 2017

La sede di Houston ottiene la certificazione ISO9001:2015

Tantissime congratulazioni al team Langley Alloys di Houston che è stato il primo del gruppo a ottenere la certificazione ISO9001:2015. L’ultima versione della norma rappresenta un notevole passo avanti rispetto alla norma del 2008, in quanto richiede una chiara dimostrazione di leadership del sito e gestione dei rischi. Ray Stone, Presidente non esecutivo di Langley […]

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Jul 18th 2017

Tavola rotonda PVF – Langley Alloys tra i sostenitori di un evento di golf a scopo benefico

La tavola rotonda PVF è un gruppo dedicato allo scambio di informazioni relative a tubi, valvole e raccordi, un mercato in cui Langley Alloys con i suoi prodotti – soprattutto Ferralium® 255 – è inserito particolarmente bene. Oltre a un serie di incontri regolari, il gruppo organizza diversi grandi eventi ogni anno. Tali eventi offrono […]

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Jun 1st 2017

Nuovo studio di caso – MST Corp utilizza Ferralium 255 per le pale degli agitatori

MST Corp (Stati Uniti) opera nell’ambito di produzione e servizi per componenti e macchinari di vitale importanza, utilizzati per la fabbricazione di cellulosa e carta, per il riciclo della carta e nei settori della lavorazione continua. Generalmente, ciò implica la sostituzione o la riprogettazione di parti principali di grandi dimensioni non disponibili a magazzino e […]

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Jun 1st 2017

Aggiunta di nuove capacità di taglio

Abbiamo appena preso in consegna una nuova sega. Oltre ad aumentare la nostra capacità complessiva e a garantire tempi di consegna più rapidi delle barre di taglio, la sega ci aiuta anche nello sviluppo della nostra attività nell’ambito delle leghe di nichel a maggior resistenza. La sega Kastotec AC4 prevede velocità di taglio variabili all’infinito, […]

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Jun 1st 2017

Aumento della gamma di lega 254 disponibile in magazzino

In risposta alle richieste dei nostri clienti, abbiamo ampliato la gamma di lega 254 disponibile in magazzino per consegna immediata dalla nostra sede del Regno Unito. La nostra attuale gamma di prodotti in magazzino comprende barre da 25 mm a 300 mm di diametro (in incrementi di 10 mm fino a 200 mm di diametro). […]

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