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Category Archive: Construction

  1. What is “Nominal Pipe Size”?

    Dec
    05
    2019

    You’ve probably encountered the abbreviation NPS previously on our or similar websites. It means “Nominal Pipe Size,” and it is the North American standard for measuring pipe sizes used for various pressures and temperatures. The NPS standard is widely accepted in the USA, but some things have to be observed correctly in order to find […]

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  2. UK Government Decides to Ban Gas Fracking in the Island

    Nov
    26
    2019

    The UK government has decided that the risk of gas fracking is too unpredictable to accept any more, and so they have announced the ban of the controversial well stimulation technique. Officially, the decision was based on the findings of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The report concludes that it is […]

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  3. The World of Welding: Types of Welding Processes

    Oct
    25
    2019

    The definition of welding is the process of fusing materials by applying heat and pressure to the materials being combined. Today, many welding processes are automated, but it’s still important to understand the differences between welding techniques in order to pick the right welding technique for the job. Some main fields of welding are grouped below: Boilermakers […]

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  4. Metal Heat Distortion

    Oct
    18
    2019

    Applying heat to metals can make them easier to forge, machine, weld, and fabricate. However, this also brings some issues with it, metals expand when heated, which makes the whole fabrication process more demanding. Luckily, every alloy comes with a predetermined coefficient of thermal expansion. This coefficient shows how much a given alloy will expand […]

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  5. Machinability of Metals

    Oct
    09
    2019

    We often mention that said metal is “easy to machine” or “difficult to machine” on our alloy pages, but what is machinability really? To answer that question, we need to first talk about machining and why it’s essential in almost every industry that uses alloys. Machining is the process of removal of raw material, in […]

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  6. 5 Tallest Buildings in The World

    Sep
    09
    2019

    With the rapid advancements in computer software, architectural designs have reached new heights. With the development of new building materials and building technics, the imagination of architects seems to kick into a higher gear. These feat of engineering marvels can be seen by looking at the 5 tallest buildings in the world. 1. Burj Khalifa […]

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