Flange Basics: Functions, Designs, and Other Considerations

August 27th, 2019 by Pixel Press

What Are Pipe Flanges and How Do They Work? Offering a reliable way to connect pipe systems with the various equipment, valves, and other components of virtually any processing system, flanges are the second…

Introduction to Valves: What Are Valves & How Do They Work? 

August 19th, 2019 by Pixel Press

What Are Valves and How Do They Work?  At their most basic, valves are devices that work to control, regulate or direct flow within a system or process. They often feature a range of…

Welding Stainless Steel

November 15th, 2018 by Pixel Press

Known for its corrosion resistance and outstanding durability, stainless steel can withstand harsh conditions few metals can match. This makes it ideal for a range of industries — from medical equipment to chemical processing….

An Introduction to Duplex Stainless Steels

October 22nd, 2018 by Pixel Press

Duplex stainless steels combine characteristics of the austenitic and ferritic family of alloys to offer benefits from both with fewer downsides — often at a lower cost than other steel alloys. However, cost is…

Recycling Stainless Steel

October 8th, 2018 by Pixel Press

As one of the most popular construction and manufacturing materials around, stainless steel is common in a range of industries. It’s unique stainless qualities and outstanding durability make it useful in everything from construction…

Stainless vs. Carbon Steel: What’s the Difference?

July 17th, 2018 by Pixel Press

While all types of steel technically contain some amount of carbon, there are drastic differences in terms of performance, appearance, and recommended uses for steels typically labeled carbon steels and stainless steels. By adjusting…

304 vs 316 Stainless Steel: What You Need to Know

April 30th, 2018 by Pixel Press

While the two most popular grades of stainless steel might seem identical at a glance, they hold important differences that can lead to substantial savings over the life of your product depending on your…

Rust Prevention and Removal: A Quick Primer

March 5th, 2018 by Pixel Press

One of the most common misconceptions about stainless steel is that it is impervious to rust. While most grades are offer exceptional resistant, they are not rust-proof. They simply stain  less… hence the name. Image…

Stainless Steel Finishes

February 23rd, 2018 by Pixel Press

Apart from the grade and forms of steel used in a project, the finish is most likely to impact both visual appearance and performance. In most cases, finish is something you’ll choose at the…

Electropolishing: A Flexible, Effective Alternative to Passivation and Pickling

February 22nd, 2018 by Pixel Press

Our previous guides on stainless steel passivation and stainless pickling treatments covered two of the most common forms of improving the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. In this guide, we will tackle a more…