U.S. Metals Blog

EPRI Creep Ductility Analysis Grade 91 Steel.

Steve Tralie  August 15 2016 11:14:46 AM
U. S. Metals is the only P91 High Energy Pipe Distributor that stocks ASME SA335 P91 Pipe to the EPRI Recommended Chemistry and Hardness. Our inventory covers from 1/2" through 36" with wall thickness up to 4" Thick.

EPRI Agreed to Facilitate Further Independent Analysis of Available Data. Comparing Element Composition Distributions for High Damage and Low Damage in this ERPI document EPRI Creep Ductility Analysis Grade 91 Steel.


http://www.usmetals.com/epri

Steve Tralie
Sales Representative
19102 Gundle Road
Houston, TX 77073-3514
Main Number: 281-443-7473
FAX: 281-443-6748
www.usmetals.com/SteveTralie

AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference & Exhibition | May 19th through 22nd at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

Steve Tralie  April 13 2015 01:00:00 PM
U. S. Metals will be exhibiting at the AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference & Exhibition May 19th through 22nd at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

Our booth number is 223. Our emphasis at the Conference will be the growing demand for P91 Pipe & Fittings in the Process Industry, the need for a Specialty Pipe, Valve & Fitting Distributor in your Supply Chain and our Alloy 400 Pipe, Valve & Fitting inventory to support your HF Alkylation turnarounds.

We are now stocking both Solid Monel and Carbon Steel with Monel Trim Strack Valves, an approved UOP/Phillips Valve manufacturer.

Register now & come by and visit us...
http://www2.afpm.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/RMC15
Steve Tralie
Sales Representative
19102 Gundle Road
Houston, TX 77073-3514
Main Number: 281-443-7473
FAX: 281-443-6748
www.usmetals.com/SteveTralie

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Specialty Alloy Pricing

Steve Tralie  September 12 2014 03:18:55 PM
Chrome-Alloy: (P91, P92, P23, P22, P11, P9, P5): No Change over the next 6 Months

Stainless Steel:
(304H, 316H, 317/L, 321/H, 347/H): Price Alert - Watching the Nickel Market

Alloy 20:
Price Alert - Watching the Nickel Market

Nickel:
Price Alert - Watching the Nickel Market  

Duplex/Super Duplex:
Price Alert - Watching the Nickel Market

Pipe is the starting material for Wrought Buttweld Fittings. Therefore, fitting price trends will usually mirror that of pipe. Exception to this rule is the use of stock pipe material and expedited mill deliveries. As is usually the case, planning will reduce your material costs.
Steve Tralie
Sales Representative
19102 Gundle Road
Houston, TX 77073-3514
Main Number: 281-443-7473
FAX: 281-443-6748
RFQ Submit: http://www.usmetals.com/SteveTralie

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U. S. Metals AFPM 2014 exhibit Booth 956 San Antonio, TX May 20-23, 2014.

Steve Tralie  May 1 2014 10:36:42 AM
U. S. Metals to exhibit at the AFPM 2014 Reliability & Maintenance Exhibition in San Antonio, TX May 20-23, 2014.

U. S. Metals will be rolling out our Stock of UOP & Phillips approved Valves for HF Alkylation Service, solid Monel and Carbon with Monel Trim at the AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Exhibition in San Antonio, TX May 20-23, 2014 Stop by the USM Booth 956 to see how U. S. Metals can assist with your Specialty Alloy Pipe, Valve & Fitting requirements.

We are your Specialty Pipe, Valve& Fitting Turnaround Specialist!!!

Register Now!!!
http://www2.afpm.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/RMC14,0

Steve Tralie
Sales Representative
19102 Gundle Road
Houston, TX 77073-3514
Main Number: 281-443-7473
FAX: 281-443-6748
RFQ Submit: http://www.usmetals.com/SteveTralie

EPC Reborn: Focus on Flow

Steve Tralie  January 21 2014 04:16:51 PM
The capability to reduce lead times of all projects to improve the flow of projects in execution begins in procurement with the ability to select the correct vendor for the material being procured. It is imperative to the success of a project to select a vendor that specializes and inventories the product which is being purchased.

As I always like to say "Know Your Vendor". Purchase Specialty PVF items from a specialty distributor such as U. S. Metals. Projects are delayed by vendors who take orders from EPC's on products that they neither inventory or specialize in.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/features/corporate-dossier/epc-reborn-focus-on-flow/articleshow/28834995.cms#%21
Steve Tralie
Sales Representative
19102 Gundle Road
Houston, TX 77073-3514
Main Number: 281-443-7473
FAX: 281-443-6748
RFQ Submit: http://www.usmetals.com/SteveTralie

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P91 Concerns | Creep Rupture | EPRI | ASME SA335/ASTM A335 P91

Steve Tralie  April 1 2013 04:33:21 PM
Creep Rupture, tight Nickel levels, Nitrogen to Aluminum Ratio, no Delta Ferrite requirements, Brinell Hardness, Fatigue Cracking from Thermal Cycling are all issues affecting P91 and/or P22 material that are on the mind of power professionals around the world.  

U. S. Metals
has now added, to our globally recognized Seamless ASME SA335/ASTM A335 P91 inventory, material that will meet the requirements of the EPRI "Guidelines and Specifications for High-Reliability Fossil Power Plants". This EPRI document is a "Best Practice Guideline for Manufacturing and Construction of Grade 91 Components".  

You can also click on the “Ask U. S. Metals” page in our web site if you have a specific question or requirement that needs to be addressed such as:
  • Market information, (Where are the prices going in the next 12 months),
  • Mill delivery information (How is an uptick in activity out of Southeast Asia, China, India and Africa going to affect my project lead times on Specialty Alloy Pipe, Valves & Fittings).

We will get an answer for you on whatever question you may have.  

U. S. Metals will publish a Specialty Alloy market trend/delivery trend and manufacturing periodical on a monthly or quarterly basis. If possible, I would like some feedback on issues that affect your project and/or operating facility that you would like to see addressed. Issues that you would like updates on when it comes to "High Energy / Critical Piping Systems" and P91, P92, P22 & P11 in general.  

Lunch & Learns or Pipe 101, U. S. Metals can handle it!! Just drop us a line as to when you would like to schedule one and we will be there
Courtesy of EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) and U. S. Metals, is a link to this document EPRI "Guidelines and Specifications for High-Reliability Fossil Power Plants".

http://www.usmetals.com/files/EPRI_A335-SA335-P91-Concerns-Creep-Rupture_Guideline.pdf
Steve Tralie
Sales Representative
19102 Gundle Road
Houston, TX 77073-3514
Main Number: 281-443-7473
FAX: 281-443-6748
RFQ Submit: http://www.usmetals.com/SteveTralie


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