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"What is CRCA steel?"



An ongoing discussion beginning back in 2003 ...

2003

Q. What are the main differences (if any) between CRCA steel strips and Mild Steel strips? Is there any cost difference between the two.

VINAYAK BHAMARE
Purchase Officer - CHANDIGARH, CHANDIGARH, INDIA
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2004

A. No difference.

Mehul Doshi
steel company - Mumbai
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A. Hi, Vinayak. CRCA means "cold rolled close annealed". This means that after hot rolling and pickling, the steel is cold rolled to a reduced thickness (which makes it brittle and not too useful), which is then followed by annealing in a closed atmosphere of nitrogen or other non-oxidizing gases (which softens it back up while protecting it from oxidation).

Unfortunately the term "mild steel" doesn't mean much except "low carbon"; it could be hot rolled or cold rolled. Please flesh out the question with your own situation. Thanks.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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July 12, 2008

Q. CAN CRCA GET RUSTED? IF YES, CAN RUSTING BE AVOIDED?

PRAVEEN KUMAR
EMPLOYEE - BANGALORE, India
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July , 2008

A. Hi, Praveen. CRCA is steel and therefore highly prone to rusting. Often the rolling mill will apply oil after the annealing, and this will add at least a little short term rust resistance.

But the CRCA must be fabricated into something useful and then pretreated and a surface finish applied in reasonably short order.

Please provide context.

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Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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September 20, 2008

Q. What is the care one should take in transportation of CRCA sheets in rainy seasons?

Rajan Nagane
- Pune, Maharshtra, India
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May 30, 2009

A. Dear sir, In rainy season it should be properly packed with polythene & hessian cloth, to avoid contact from moisture.
Thanks,

Sushil Kumar
- New Delhi, India
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March 2, 2010

Q. What is the difference between CR and CRCA sheet steel?

anand bhavangar
- simla himachal India
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March 2, 2010

Hi, Anand. Could you please put your question into context for us because I am not understanding how your question is any different than Vinayak's question which was already answered. I'm not sure that anyone would actually offer cold rolled steel that has not been annealed. Thanks!

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Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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October 21, 2010

Q. What is the difference between CRCA, Sheet steel and SS (say SS316). Which one will be the best suitable for a cabinet to be installed in a refinery?

Subin Thomas
Engineer - Mumbai, India
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October 21, 2010

A. Hi, Subin.

"CRCA" was explained on this page.

"Sheet steel" says that it's in the form of a sheet and that it's made of some kind of steel, but says nothing at all about the steel.

"316SS" is one particular composition of stainless steel. By stainless, we mean that it has other elements besides iron that improve its rust resistance and corrosion resistance. 316SS has about 18% chrome and 8% nickel and a bit of molybdenum, and perhaps some trace ingredients. It is rust resistant whereas CRCA is not, and it is probably a good choice but an expensive one.

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Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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January 25, 2011

Q. Hi,

I wanted to know, given that the HR is stress relieved and more easily mouldable, why is it that for the more intricate shapes the CR (or CRCA) is preferred and while it would be hard to draw or mould in the cold state.

Suryanarayana

Suryanarayana Sastry
Product designer/Development Engineer - Pune, India
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November 9, 2011

Q. Why is CRCA more compatible for deep draw process or critical forming process than HR if HR is softer than CRCA?

Avadhoot Pol
- Pune, India
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Hi Sury; hi Avadhoot. Some people call cold rolled steel "cold finished steel", and I think that sort of implies the answer to your questions, i.e., that the steel has a finish (a given smoothness and accuracy) whereas hot rolled steel is "raw" and insufficiently finished for small and intricate shapes. That is my assumption only, for what it's worth :-)

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Ted Mooney, finishing.com
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March 25, 2011

Q. Sir,
In case of CRCA (cold rolled close annealed) steel sheets, is annealing a low-temperature process (such as stress relief annealing) or does it involve recrystalization?

Brajesh Sinha
- Bangalore, Karnataka, and India
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April 24, 2011

Q. HOW THE WEIGHT IS CALCULATED OF HRCA/CRCA SHEET IS THERE ANY FORMULA?

MUKESH

MUKESH KULKARNI
LOGISTICS - PUNE, INDIA
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April 25, 2011

A. Hi, Mukesh.

Simply multiply the length of the sheet by the width of the sheet by the thickness of the sheet to obtain its volume. Steel weighs about 0.284 pounds per cubic inch or 7.85 grams per cubic centimeter.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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August 23, 2011

Q. Can anyone let me know the mechanical and chemical properties of CRCA and HRCA steel? or where do I find it? Is HRCA superior to CRCA in terms of strength or vice versa?

Vikram Dave
Healthcare - Bangalore, India
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August 31, 2011

Q. What is the coating on CRCA sheets is it organic or inorganic? Frame the difference.

sudhakar putta
in quality control - Hyderabad, Andhra pradesh, India
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August 31, 2011

A. Hi, Sudhakar

"Cold rolled close annealed" does not imply anything about what coatings may later be added. Please try to provide your situation and the context so we can try to help. Posting questions in the abstract opens so many ifs, ands, and buts, that it rarely leads to satisfactory responses; so, as you see, most readers simply ignore such overly broad questions. Thanks.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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November 21, 2011

Q. What is difference between CRNO steel and CRCA?

Vivek Anand
- Delhi, India
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November 21, 2011

A. Hi, Vivek.

CRNO = cold rolled non-oriented.

Readers! Keeping a question abstract like this makes it dull, uninformative, and uninteresting. And the result, as you can see from the lack of responses to similar questions, is that nobody expands the discussion. Please describe your own situation that motivates the question, then readers may flesh out the answer in a way that is useful to you instead of just muttering to themselves: "look it up", and moving on :-)

When they do, the page will become fun and interesting. Right now we're all choking on dry dust. Thanks!

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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December 23, 2011

Q. Why pinchpass/skinpass is important for CRCA process?

Abhishek Roy
Marketing - Faridabad, India
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February 2, 2012

Q. How to check annealing (Degree of annealing) in CRCA coil?

S. LAKSHMAN
oil - Chennai, India
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March 5, 2012

A. Degree of Annealing can be known by measuring Hardness and also by microstructure.

C.Muthuswamy
- Rourkela, Odisha, India
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