AmeriBronze®, Patent Number: 6,890,479

AmeriBronze® Technology vs. Steel:

  • Harder than steel
    • Resistant to abrasion caused by hot, dirty furnace off-gases
    • Ideal in tough applications like 4th hole elbows, D1 Ducts, Dampers, Drop-out Boxes, BOF Chutes, BOF Lance Panels, etc.
  • More corrosion resistant than steel
    • Resistant to highly corrosive sulfuric and hydrochloric rich off-gases in EAF, BOF and Power Plant Off Gas Systems
  • More thermally conductive than steel
    • Highly efficient cooling capability
    • Resistant to thermal shocks
  • Better elongation characteristics than steel
    • Resistant to thermal cracking and fatigue
    • Better elongation characteristics than steel
  • Customers report operating life improvements more than 400% conventional steel

AmeriBronze® Characteristics:

  • Good compressive strength
  • High elasticity
  • High ductility
  • Applications
    • High mechanical wear areas
    • High acid corrosion, erosion and pitting areas
    • The material of choice in Hydrochloric and Sulfuric Acid
      • Exhibits corrosion rates less than 20 mills per year.
      • Such a corrosion rate would result in an expected life of six (6) years or more assuming 60% wear of the AmeriFab® patented AmeriBronze® Technology before failure, in our nominal 2 ½” pipe diameter wall design.
      • Numerous customers have reported operating life of their equipment that matches and exceeds this life expectancy

Benefits = Longer Equipment Life + Higher System Up-time + Lower Operating Costs + Better ROI