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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.

Penticton Foundry Milestones 2018/2019

Posted by Penticton Foundry on January 23, 2019

Located in British Columbia, Canada, Penticton Foundry has become known for its game changing innovations in the use of ASTM A532, chrome white iron. Achieving this level of success requires constant dedication to furthering our expertise. It means investing in our people, processes and equipment, and ensuring that our customers’ expectations are exceeded every day.

Austempered Ductile Iron Case Study

Posted by Penticton Foundry on November 29, 2018

A mine in British Columbia, Canada was looking for a material to replace manganese steel in their gyratory crusher liners. The mine required good wear properties, coupled with the ability to absorb great impact at low temperature.

Gray Iron ASTM A48 Class 30

Posted by Penticton Foundry on September 12, 2018

ASTM A48 Class 30 (Related Standards – DIN GG20, BS 1452 Grade 220) is a gray cast iron. Gray iron consists of graphite flakes in a metallic matrix. When fractured, it is grayish in colour – hence the name (specifically, a fracture will follow along the graphite flakes which are gray). The low cost of production and attractive properties make gray iron one of the most commonly used ferrous alloys.

Why It Makes Sense to Use Chrome White Iron in the Oil Sands

Posted by Penticton Foundry on July 31, 2018

Sometimes, you get a success story that helps illustrate why many companies are shifting to chrome white iron in abrasion applications. But what are the challenges that are specific to the Oil Sands, and what is it about chrome white iron that makes it so effective there?

How to Use the G65 Test

Posted by Penticton Foundry on June 12, 2018

When materials are exposed to an abrasive environment, the media flow rubs against them, often leading to material loss over time. This can be mitigated by carefully choosing the correct material for abrasive areas.

The Myth of Chrome White Iron and Hardness

Posted by Penticton Foundry on May 8, 2018

From “chrome white iron is brittle” to “you can’t machine ASTM A532,” you’ll often hear myths when it comes to chrome white iron. But the reality is that ASTM A532 outperforms steel, AR plate and weld overlay in many applications requiring abrasion resistance.