Extended Temperature Performance
Stainless Steels are high temperature alloys and Staibar, Stairib and Staifix Hiproof have excellent mechanical performance at elevated temperature.
Tests show that on tensile testing at room temperature, after exposure to a heating regime of 600°C for 2 hours, the bars show a negligible reduction in tensile stress whilst that for conventional carbon steel shows a significant drop in value over the same temperature cycle. Austenitic stainless steels do not undergo the ductile to brittle condition change of conventional carbon steel as temperature falls.
Impact tests on notched bars show a ductile mode of failure at temperatures as low as -196°C. Austenitic stainless steel bars are therefore suitable for use in cryogenic and high temperature applications.
Low Magnetic Permeability
Austenitic grades of stainless steel have extremely low magnetic permeability characteristics and are virtually non-magnetic. This property can be very helpful to the designer of structures housing equipment such as electric arc furnaces, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units or other sensitive electronic equipment where a neutral magnetic environment is a requirement.
Please note, Staifix Hiproof (Duplex) is a magnetic steel.
Stainless Steel Reinforcement (PDF, 2.76 MB)
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.