Application studies

Application studies

Stainless steel showing its superiority in actual cases


Mass comparison of pipe support bracketsMass comparison of pipe support brackets (pdf)
This calculation report presents a comparison of two pipe support brackets made from different materials. The materials used are austenitic steel EN 1.4404 and duplex steel EDX2304 (EN 1.4362). The support brackets were loaded with a force applied to the middle of the bracket. The magnitude of the force was increased until the plastic capacity of the bracket was reached. 


By using duplex EDX 2304 instead of austenitic EN 1.4404, a 43.84 % save in weight can be obtained in this example.