Utilising the high strength properties of BISPLATE® 80 allows reduction in section thickness without loss of structural integrity.
The following lists some applications where the strength advantage has been realised:
- Transport equipment (Low loaders)
- High-rise buildings (Columns)
- Mining equipment (Dump truck trays/Longwall roof supports)
- Lifting equipment (Mobile cranes/Container handling equipment)
- Storage tanks
- Excavator buckets
- Induced draft fans
BISPLATE® 80 is a high strength steel manufactured with a controlled carbon equivalent for optimum weldability.
BISPLATE® 80 can be successfully welded to itself and a range of other steels, provided low hydrogen consumables are used and attention is paid to preheat, interpass temperature, heat input and the degree of joint restraint. Stress relieving can be achieved at 540°C – 570°C.
Heating above this temperature should be avoided to minimise any adverse effects on mechanical properties. Cold forming can be successfully conducted, provided due account is taken of the increased strength of the steel.
For further details on fabrication please refer to Bisalloy's technical literature.