Extended Temperature Performance
Stainless Steels are high temperature alloys and Staibar, Stairib and Staifix Hiproof have excellent mechanical performance at elevated temperature.
Tests show that on tensile testing at room temperature, after exposure to a heating regime of 600°C for 2 hours, the bars show a negligible reduction in tensile stress whilst that for conventional carbon steel shows a significant drop in value over the same temperature cycle. Austenitic stainless steels do not undergo the ductile to brittle condition change of conventional carbon steel as temperature falls.
Impact tests on notched bars show a ductile mode of failure at temperatures as low as -196°C. Austenitic stainless steel bars are therefore suitable for use in cryogenic and high temperature applications.
Low Magnetic Permeability
Austenitic grades of stainless steel have extremely low magnetic permeability characteristics and are virtually non-magnetic. This property can be very helpful to the designer of structures housing equipment such as electric arc furnaces, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units or other sensitive electronic equipment where a neutral magnetic environment is a requirement.
Please note, Staifix Hiproof (Duplex) is a magnetic steel.
Ancon are pleased to confirm that we are now Associate Members of Think Brick Australia in support of their aim to inspire contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment including commercial, residential and landscape.
Ancon will be exhibiting at the 29th Biennial Concrete 2019 Conference, between 8-11 September in Sydney, where we will showcase a range of high integrity steel fixings engineered specifically for structural concrete construction.