HIC Steel Specifications Available From Stock
Size Range For HIC Steel Plates
Thicknesses: 6-105 mm
Max Ceq 0.41% <= 50mm, 0.43% > 50mm
All material is made with an Electric Arc Furnace, fully killed, vacuum degassed, with fine grain.
With so many of the fabrications produced from HIC steel being used in such critical applications it is essential to be certain that the steel used is fit for purpose. CarElso HIC Premium+ has been produced with the sole intention of being HIC resistant: a plate with the same properties throughout every millimetre of thickness and every square metre of area.
It is possible to take test pieces from an "ordinary" plate and subject them to rigorous and exhaustive HIC testing. If the right pieces are selected it is more than likely that they will pass the tests and can be described as HIC resistant. But just because the test pieces have passed does this mean the plate they came from is HIC resistant? It might but can anyone be entirely certain that the whole of the rest of the plate is completely the same as the test piece particularly when the plate has not been made with the intention of it being HIC resistant?Chemical Requirements