For those working with thread arrangements for piping, it’s important to know the differences between types of threads. Whether NPT vs. MNPT, FTP vs. NPT, or even NPT vs. BPT, understanding the differences between these commonly used threads will help avoid issues from utilizing incompatible pipe threads.
Posts Categorized: Stainless Steel
When it comes to stainless steel heat treatment, methods will vary according to the metal’s end use and the properties necessary for the application. Sometimes this involves the metal undergoing several types of heat treatment, with methods for certain superalloys going through as many as six steps to optimize their properties.
Due to its many advantageous qualities, stainless steel is a popular metal for a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. It resists corrosion from liquids, gases, and chemicals, along with being particularly durable, tough, and visually appealing. Many available stainless steel grades can withstand extremes of hot or cold, which is why it’s popular… Read more »
Grade 316 stainless is one of the most widely used types of stainless steel on the market due to its superior corrosion resistance, particularly in acidic environments. There are several advantages to 316 stainless steel properties when compared with other grades, so we’ve put together a quick reference guide highlighting the properties, applications and benefits… Read more »
Stainless steel, especially the 400 series stainless steel, is one of the most advantageous of all stainless grades. Known primarily for its wear-resistance, the diverse range of the series allows for accommodation across various industries. Having so many options within the 400 series requires education about what’s appropriate for the job. Here are a few… Read more »
Have you ever found yourself wondering: does 304 stainless steel rust? If so, you’re not alone – a common misunderstanding about stainless steel is that rusting is impossible. While it offers the most corrosion resistance compared with other metals and alloys, the reality is that stainless steel can rust in specific environments. Below, we dig… Read more »
The difference between NPT vs. BSP threads has more to do with where you live than their applications. Both NPT and BSP are pipe thread standards for screw threads used on pipes and pipe fittings to seal pipes. BSP – UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (most countries worldwide) NPT – United… Read more »
There is a good chance that the appliances in your kitchen are stainless steel. In the appliance and hardware world, stainless steel is the most popular finish these days by a landslide. Gone are the days where white and bisque colors ruled the kitchen. Stainless steel can give a kitchen a fresh, clean and commercial… Read more »
Stainless steel can be finished using a variety of techniques. When talking about brushed stainless steel and satin stainless steel, these two finishes have a lot in common, and many consumers use the terms synonymously. This leads to a lot of confusion when making a finish selection. Let’s examine the similarities, differences, pros and cons… Read more »
The most widely used types of stainless steel are graded as 304 and 316. The grading system used to classify these two steel grades comes from a numbering system started by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), one of the oldest trade unions that dates back to 1855. These classifications indicate their compositions, with… Read more »