Langley Alloys Invest £1.5M in Stock

Langley Alloys have invested an extra £1.5M in additional stock at our UK site, meaning that we now hold a more complete range of nickel alloys to serve the valve and actuator market.

We are now able to offer a comprehensive stockholding of Alloys 625, 725, 825 and 925, complementing Alloy K-500 which has been a mainstay of our range for many years along with Alloy 718 (API). A full set of product datasheets are available, summarising the key properties of each alloy.

This investment is the latest stage of development at Langley Alloys. Other recent investments have included £250k for new Kasto saws, operating carbide blades necessary for processing such higherstrength nickel alloys, together with additional racking plus several new colleagues in both the Sales and Operations team. Whilst we have supplied a number of these alloys selectively to existing customers, the investment in additional stock now means that we have a more comprehensive range of sizes. This allows us to respond competitively to enquiries, including those for Alloy 725 and 925, which are much less commonly stocked and therefore harder to source.

Nickel alloys can offer enhanced corrosion resistance, toughness, strength at high and low temperatures, and useful magnetic, thermal and electronic properties compared with other metals. Due to their higher nickel content compared with stainless steels, they can be appreciably more expensive, but find uses in challenging applications from gas turbines to chemical plants and oil & gas industry components. Taken together with our outstanding range of super duplex stainless steels - including Ferralium® 255-SD50 - and our recently announced partnership with Sandvik as their preferred distribution partner of duplex stainless steels (Sanmac™ 2205 / SAF2507), this investment provides Langley Alloys with the widerange of alloys in stock needed to support manufacturers of valve stems, seats and trim and actuator cylinders for application in the oil and gas market and chemical processing industries.

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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 44

Winter 2018 // Issue 47
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