Successful Applications Using Nitrovan® Vanadium
|TYPE OF STEEL
|High-Strength Weldable Rebars
||High strengths with 20 to 40% less vanadium.
||Good strength and toughness at finishing temperatures similar to carbon steel.
||No controlled rolling needed to obtain required properties; good toughness and weldability.
||High strengths with 35 to 40% less vanadium in steels made by conventional or thin-slab technology; improved gauge and shape control when rolling strip less than 2-mm (0.08-in.) thick.
||Excellent strength and toughness in as-rolled tubes, eliminating expensive normalizing treatment.
||Dependable vanadium and nitrogen strengthening provides properties comparable to quench-and-tempered steels; improved machinability at considerable cost savings.
||High yield strengths achieved consistently from vanadium-nitride precipitation at all carbon levels and in large-diameter bars.
|High-Speed Tool Steel
||Improved hot workability and favorable carbide distribution with increased Rockwell hardness.