Material and specification selection

Choosing the right material for equipment components can be difficult if the application requires more than just a standard stainless steel. Today there are hundreds of stainless alloys to consider, along with other high-performance materials such as nickel alloys, titanium and zirconium. They all have different material properties with their own strengths and weaknesses. We can help you selecting the best material for your application.


A common approach to material selection is to use the same stainless material everywhere, since it simplifies engineering, fabrication and sourcing. However, this can often create material related issues during operation that can lead to equipment failure with loss of production, costly downtime and safety hazards. If the component is critical to operations, material selection should be made with care.

Equipment and components made with welds, bent into shapes, machined and heat-treated require extra attention.