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NDE offers a technical project partnership to clients
in the design, selection, application and supply
of stainless steel for products and systems.
 

"We work very closely with the customer and metallurgical laboratories to perform corrosion testing which is meaningful.
In many cases we have pointed out the unsuitability of a specific grade of stainless steel in particular applications – and the suitability of an alternative grade - saving vast amounts of money for our customers."

NDE Technical Team
For NDE stainless steel technical advice contact:

Gauteng

HARDY ESTERHUIZEN

Western Cape

ANDRIES SCHREUDER

Eastern Cape

LOGAN MOODLEY

Kwa-Zulu Natal

CHARLES KROG

 NDE Duplex LDX 006

In consultation with NDE's technical team, the Fishing Industry client used LDX (Lean Duplex) stainless steel in this Fishing Industry Descaler with the following benefits:

  1. The strength of Lean Duplex created more stability for the product
  2. The strength enabled the client to downgauge from 3mm to 2.5mm thickness, with resultant cost-saving.
  3. The corrosion resistance in this application of LDX matched that of 316 stainless steel.

The product was manufactured some 5 years ago and is still in use.

(Note: the Descaler combines LDX side panels with a 316 centre panel)

 

 

Fishing Industry Descaler - Andries Schreuder  

NDE Duplex LDX 002 NDE Duplex LDX 003 NDE Duplex LDX 004  
Fruit Packaging Warehouse system - Andries Schreuder  

NDE recommended Duplex to this client in the Fruit Industry where the volume of water and weight of the system was a primary consideration. The troughs were all constructed with LDX, down-gauging the system from 3mm previously (304) to 2mm thickness using Duplex, while adding more stability to the system and reducing cost.

"Our technical recommendation was considered a classic example of "thinking out of the box" at the time; the client was very happy; the system was successful and there has been no comeback over the past 5 years," says Andries Schreuder, Sales Director for NDE in the Cape.

NDE Duplex ccd tank-loresThis Counter Current Decantation (CCD) tank in the copper extraction process in an African mining project used over 1 000 tonnes of LDX2101 (Lean Duplex). Besides the cost-saving over 316L and rubber-lined mild steel, weight was saved in the rake arms resulting in smaller gearboxes, electric motors and power consumption

 

 

 

 

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