For high carbon steel type projects, high carbon steels are formed through the process of bending and welding, both the bending and welding may be done with or without a heat treat. The high carbon steel type is known as HCS, high carbon steel type, or simply high carbon steel. It is a very tough material and it has a high carbon content that makes it capable of hardening at high temperatures and stresses. This property of high carbon steel allows it to withstand extreme stresses and heat without getting damaged. If the high carbon steel is not tempered properly, it may develop cracks, split into pieces. This makes it impractical for some high carbon steel type projects like high pressure vessel projects and underground gas and oil pipelines.
Steel workers and experienced contractors prefer high carbon steel type steels because they do not need to wait for high carbon to cool. If you consider this factor, then you are wasting your time waiting for high carbon to cool. Most people find it a waste of time because high carbon temperature is hard to control. Another thing is that high carbon temperature can affect the performance of the finished product. In other words, it can make the high carbon steel brittle and can also make the high carbon steel alloy unstable. Therefore, high carbon steels are usually used for high pressure vessel construction or high temperature pipes and other high carbon steel type projects.
In addition, high carbon steel type materials are also more expensive than other high carbon steel types. This is because it is more difficult to form and it costs more to produce. Another disadvantage of high carbon steel is that it is more susceptible to corrosion, which is its main disadvantage in comparison to other high carbon steel types. Corrosion causes dullness and a patina on high carbon steel products. Some high carbon steel types have high resistant to corrosion and some high carbon steels are coated with special coatings to resist corrosion.
Moreover, high carbon steel is limited to the thickness of less than 0.01 millimeters. It cannot be cut thinner than this because it damages easily. Thus, high carbon steel is limited as a metal for high pressure applications. Its uses are generally limited to the diameter and thickness where it is more effective and more useful. The high carbon steels are still preferred over high carbon steel due to high flexibility, high strength, high heat-ability, high resistance to wear and tear, easy cleaning, excellent ductility, good toughness and homogenous distribution.
High carbon steels are not the only high carbon steel available. There are also other high carbon steel types like high carbon steel (horseshoe), high carbon steel with cobalt alloys, high carbon steel with tungsten alloys, and high carbon steel with manganese alloys. All these high carbon steels have their own benefits. Horseshoe high carbon steel is used for high bending loads and is suitable for high stress application. It is also popular as high carbon steels in casting and furnace forging. Other high carbon steels with high strength, hardness and durability are categorized as high carbon steel.
The high carbon steel classification is broadly based on their chemical composition. It has a higher percentage of alloy steel and lower percentage of carbon steel. Thus high carbon steel is basically high carbon steel with minor amounts of other elements. These high carbon steels are preferred for high bending loads. It is also used for high stress points where high carbon steel with tungsten alloys is more practical and preferable. Other high carbon steel is categorized as high carbon steel with high carbon content, high carbon steel with a manganese content and high carbon steel with chromium content.
The high carbon steel is extensively used for high strength applications and can be used to meet specific needs. For high stress point application, high carbon steel with chromium alloys is more practical. Chrome loaded high carbon steel meets the high performance requirements. High quality high carbon steel is used for making high strength steel for a wide range of industries including transportation, construction, automotive, power generation, oil and gas, chemical industry etc. Some high carbon steels with high carbon content are used for forming pipes which are stronger and durable.
Steel structure has a major role in every construction process. In the construction business, high carbon steel has its unique property to withstand any sort of weather and climatic condition ranging from high heat to ice cold. Hence high carbon steel is being extensively used for making high quality building material. Apart from its strength, high carbon steel is flexible and light in weight. It is preferred for construction purposes.