When it comes to construction, using the most durable and versatile materials is of the essence for homeowners or builders especially when factors such as safety and comfort are to be considered. Stainless steel products unlike other construction materials are durable and have been used for construction purposes since time in memorial.
Stainless steel materials such as stainless steel tees can be used for different construction and production areas depending on the type of construction as well as the preferences of the builder.
Manufacturing of Stainless Steel Tees
Stainless steel tees are manufactured by utilizing the laser fusion technology. The production process mainly involves rolling them to an extrusion of up to 4 inches and with a thickness of ½ an inch. The advantage of using Laser Fusion technology in manufacturing stainless steel tees is the fact that it allows metal buyers and engineers to blend a mixture of metal thickness and even material grades so as to come up with a formidable tee.
Once manufactured, stainless steel tees can be cut into different dimensions and polished with a finishing material. Stainless steel tees can either be produced from hot or cold finished stainless steel bars. These bars can either be squares, rounds, hexagons, hot rolled and extruded shapes such as channels and angels.
Stainless steel tees produced via laser fusing contain no porosity, no filler metal or inclusions. These metals have an internal structure that is monolithic and homogeneous in nature hence making them stronger.
Stainless steel tees can be produced in four different methods namely annealed, tempered, quenched, and normalized.
Annealed stainless steel tees are usually produced by heating the metal and then allowing it cool slowly. The primary purpose for doing this is to remove any available internal stresses and toughen the metal.
Tempered stainless steel tees are produced by heating the iron to achieve greater toughness by primarily decreasing the hardness nature of the alloy materials. Stainless steel tees produced via tempering are more durable and have little brittleness.
Quenched stainless steel tees are usually produced by cooling the material. This is achieved by removing the alloy metal from heat and dipping it instantly into cold water or oil. The change in temperature makes it easy for the metals to be strengthened, promote toughness and allow dimensional stability.
Normalized steel is produced by exposing the metal to an austenitizing heating cycle which is then followed up by cooling in a slightly agitated or still air. Tees produced via normalization are much stronger as compared to those generated via annealing.
Uses of Stainless Steel Tees
Stainless steel tees can be used in boilers, pressure vessels, and high-pressure water pipes.