Article - 7 Feb 2003
Germanium is a metalloid element and member of the carbon group of elements. Its occurrence, abundance, extraction and applications our outlined. Physical, mechanical, electrical, thermal and atomic...
Article - 6 Feb 2003
The occurrence and extraction of thorium are outlined. The electrical, mechanical, thermal and physical properties of thorium are also listed. The main application of thorium is nuclear reactor fuel.
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Once a cathodic protection system has been implemented, maintaining the system is of great importance. Outlined are recommended monitoring and maintenance schedules and actions to be taken based on...
Article - 1 May 2002
One of the key challenges while designing fabrications for hot-dip galvanizing, is the correct venting and draining of the fabrication. It is essential to immerse all the steel to be galvanized in...
Article - 2 Apr 2002
Physical properties of titanium and titanium alloys such as density strength, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, magnetic properties, elastic modulus, poissons ratio, tensile strength,...
Article - 15 Feb 2002
Life cycle costing is a method for justifying materials choices for applications. It takes into account cost, fabrication and installation, maintenance, replacement costs, production losses and...
Article - 8 Jan 2002
Stainless steels can be fabricated using most conventional techniques, although some different processing parameters may be required compared to plain carbon steels. These are investigated for...
Article - 13 Dec 2001
Silica is one of the most abundant oxides in the earths crust. It exists in 3 crystalline forms as well as amorphous forms. It hasmany useful properties and is used in a range of applications such as...
Article - 9 Nov 2001
Kaolins are used in a variety of resources. These include plastics and rubber, paints, concrete and paper. The application of kaolin in these industries is explained and the paint industry in the...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
This grade combines high hardness and strength after suitable heat treatment. Corrosion and heat resistance are similar to grade 304. It is suited to production of long shafts which require no...