The Application of Steel Casting Products
Almost all industrial sectors need to use
steel casting products, especially in transportation, construction
machinery, engineering machinery, power station equipment, mining
machinery, metallurgical equipment, aviation and aerospace
equipment, oil and chemical application equipment.
1. Power Station Equipment
Power station equipments are high-tech products, and the main
components continuously run under heavy loads. Many parts in thermal
and nuclear power station equipments need to endure the corrosion of
high temperature and high pressure steam, thus there are strict
requirements for the parts reliability. Steel castings can satisfy
these requirements and are widely used in power station equipment.
2. Railway Locomotives
Railway transportation is closely related to people's lives and
property security. Some key components of rolling stocks, such as
wheels, side frames, bolsters and couplers, are the traditional
3. Building and Construction Machinery
Working conditions of construction machinery and engineering
machinery are poor, and most parts required to withstand high loads
and impact wear are steel castings, such as mobile wheels, load
wheels, rockers and caterpillar panels.
4. Forging and Metallurgical Equipment
Bases, crosses, beams and racks of forging machinery and racks,
bearing blocks and other important parts of metallurgical equipment
are steel castings.
5. Aviation and Aerospace Equipment
Steel castings used on the aircraft have a long history. Since
1930s, steel castings have been used for landing gear shells and
other parts, while modern jet planes also use steel castings, such
as engine brackets and brake support plates.
Some key components are steel castings in missile devices of
transport, stand and launch.
6. Mining Equipment
In order to protect operations safety, some key components in mine
equipment are steel castings, such as the sheave and tramcar.
7. Pressure Vessel Equipment
The core components of Oil and natural gas blowout preventer are the
low-alloy steel or martensitic stainless steel castings, such as
shells, roofs and so on.
Many important parts of large vessels are steel castings, such as
the first columns, last columns, anchor chains, catheter steering
racks and cable rudder piles.
9. Agricultural Machinery
Using conditions of agricultural machinery are very harsh, and there
are the following characteristics:
1). Due to large load and uneven ground, farm machinery must
tolerate distortion and vibration.
2). The agricultural equipments must be reliable because of
time-sensitive agricultural production, otherwise the failure in the
busy season will result in significant economic losses.
3). Owing to poor maintaining conditions in rural areas, the
equipments must be durable.
Therefore, some important force parts in agricultural machinery
should adopt steel castings, such as plow bases, plow columns and