Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

pub Where the world has
gathered for finishing Q&As since 1989



Shelf Life of Bake Hardening Steel



(-----) October 9, 2015

Q. I am currently doing research on a project I am involved in at work.

Bake Hardening Steel (HC 180 B) has a shelf life of 6 months --
- So once the material has exceeded its shelf life, is there any visible characteristic that shows is has exceeded its shelf life?

- What is the implication of BH material once it has exceeded its shelf life? (in terms of Fit, Form and Function on a vehicle)

- BH material once it exceeds its shelf life, does it lose some of its mechanical property ?

- BH material has an increase in its yield strength once it has been induced with a temperature of 170 °CC with a fixed time of 20 minutes; what happens to that material if it's done so with material that has exceeded its shelf life?

Thabang Moatshe
Project Engineer - Port Elizabeth, South Africa


none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread -or- Start a NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2022 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA