Metals are used practically everywhere in industrial processes such as in machines, machine parts, pipelines, etc. Standards for metals provide a database about various characteristics of metals such as fatigue strength, tensile strength, corrosion resistance, ductility ,etc. Metal standards include both standards for ferrous metals and standards for non-ferrous metals. Ferrous metals are the ones that contain iron, and as a result, they are less resistant to the process of corrosion. Ferrous metals include mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. The non-ferrous metals are the ones that do not contain any element of iron and are highly resistant to the process of corrosions such as lead, copper, silver, brass, etc.
The salient benefits of using metal standards in industrial process are as follows:
Standards provide application guidelines such as data about machinability, weldability and heat treatment of metals. This essential information about fatigue strength, ductility, corrosion tensile strength helps the industries to take a competent decision about their usage and applicability. Standards not only provide information about metals but also provide information about their application.
Standards provide reliable, traceable and scientifically proven data about the characteristics of metals in different conditions, temperature, and usability. Industry experts frame this data after a series of scientific experiments in a controlled environment. Hence, standards are authentic information that can be relied upon for integrating with industrial work.
Standards-framing organizations provide timely updates to their subscribers to meet the changing pace of the dynamic industry. As a result, an enterprise can prevent wastage of resource by not getting engage in unproductive activities based on outdated working manuals.
Time saving and cost saving
Standard help to save the precious time, energy, cost and resources of organization which otherwise be engaged in conducting manual experiments regarding the use of different metals in different conditions. Standards provide reliable information after going through the process of material testing, industrial testing, sampling, test piece preparation, using appropriate test properties.
Leads to innovation
A clear understanding of the mechanical, chemical, material, metallurgical properties of metals leads to effective use of such materials. Such precise information helps engineers to choose the best-suited material for the project and also provide them the liberty to experiment with the different elements in a controlled environment. Manufacturers can choose the best material for the metal-working, fabrication, alloy creation if they have in-depth knowledge about the characteristics of different metals.