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Benefits of 316 vs. 304 Stainless Steel

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While there are no visible differences between 304 and 316 stainless steel, there are distinctive chemical differences – the most crucial difference being their chemical compositions. 304 stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. In contrast, 316 stainless steel contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel, and 2% molybdenum. The chemical distinction between these two grades […]

4140 vs. 4340 Steel Alloy

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Steel is available in many variations, each of which exhibits a unique combination of characteristics that make it suitable for different applications. Two of the most commonly used grades of steel are 4140 and 4340. Below, we highlight each material’s chemical composition, properties, and applications to help readers understand when to use them in their […]

316 vs 316L Stainless Steel: What’s the Difference?

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Stainless steel is a broad category of steel alloys that have some proportion of chromium that protects the metal from corrosion and related damage. The amount of chromium in the alloy — as well as the amounts of other metallic elements — differs depending on which variation of stainless steel you’re working with. 316 stainless […]

Stainless Steel Grades and Properties

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Stainless steel is an iron alloy composed primarily of iron and chromium. The chromium in the material reacts with oxygen on the surface to create an oxidized “passive layer”, which prevents corrosion and rust. While all stainless steels have at least 10.5% chromium content, alloys with higher percentages demonstrate greater corrosion resistance.  Stainless steel is […]

Proper Material Selection for Oil & Gas Industry Parts and Equipment

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For the oil and gas industries, metal materials make up more than 60% of expenses and can be found in nearly every step of the value chain. Choosing the right material for each application is of the utmost importance, as this will save your business significant money and time. Proper material selection is crucial to […]

Value-Added Services

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At Bergsen, we understand the importance of efficiency. We not only sell a variety of carbon steels, stainless steels, and aircraft alloys, but we also offer additional services to make the production process simpler for our customers. For many orders, we can provide one-stop services that help our customers to save significant time and money […]

What Is an ISO Certification?

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To ensure quality, consistency, and best-of-breed practices in businesses around the world, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides certifications across industries that ensure standards of quality. It’s important to note that the ISO is not a governmental agency nor an industry specific agency, but an independent agency that operates internationally and provides over 163 national standards bodies. ISO certifications […]