An essential part to any successful piping project is calculating the correct carbon equivalent of alloy steel pipe material.
Carbon equivalent calculations are especially important for pipe welding projects. BHD Tubular's Carbon Equivalent Calculator gives an accurate idea of the weldability of alloy steel pipe.
Alloying materials such as manganese, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, and copper affect the weldability of alloy steel pipe. The higher amount of each of these materials in the pipe the harder alloy steel pipe becomes, which in turn decreases the likelihood of being able to make a successful, sturdy weld.
The carbon equivalent of alloy steel pipe material helps to calculate the hardness of steel pipe.