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The Penticton Foundry’s blog offers product updates, client success stories, news and tips.  It’s a place where research and innovation come together to keep our customers informed.


Innovation in Wear Technology

Posted by Penticton Foundry on August 25, 2020

Penticton Foundry, in partnership with the National Research Council, offers a new wear sensor technology that’s a game changer. Read our blog to find out more.

Chrome White Iron Outlasts Rubber 7 Times

Posted by Penticton Foundry on May 5, 2020

A mine in British Columbia got 7 times the wear life by replacing their rubber-lined discharge nozzle with chrome white iron. Read this success story today.

Tips for Recycling and Reusing Ductile Iron

Posted by Penticton Foundry on December 3, 2019

One key benefit of iron production is that a foundry can melt down and reuse metal. Not only does this offer sustainability benefits, but significant cost savings.

Low Temperature Impact Resistant ASTM A536

Posted by Penticton Foundry on October 21, 2019

This ASTM A536 data sheet focuses on low temperature, impact resistant ductile iron. It includes microstructure, mechanical property and application notes.

Wye Lateral ASTM A532

Posted by Penticton Foundry on August 7, 2019

Wye laterals are used in a wide range of industries including the oil sands, mining, chemical processing, and waste management to transport liquids and slurries. Due to their caustic and/or abrasive composition, these materials can create substantial wear on parts, necessitating frequent replacement. The costs of replacement in both materials and downtime can be high.

Solid Solution Ductile Iron

Posted by Penticton Foundry on June 12, 2019

Conventional ductile iron contains a mix of pearlite and ferrite in the matrix surrounding the nodules. This mix, depending on different cooling rates throughout the casting, can cause large ranges in mechanical properties like hardness.

30% Chrome White Iron Data Sheet

Posted by Penticton Foundry on April 18, 2019

The 30% Cr alloy is designed for use in applications like flue-gas desulfurization (FGD). The higher Cr content makes this alloy especially useful when conditions of severe acid corrosion exist and when high Cl ion concentrations are present.

The Benefits of Using Chrome White Iron

Posted by Penticton Foundry on March 6, 2019

Because of its unique microstructure, chrome white iron offers superior abrasion resistance over other alloys, including steel. But ASTM A532 also confers specific recycling, reusing and repairing advantages over rubber and ceramic products, resulting in a lower environmental impact and significant cost savings.