Carbon (C) steel is the most common steel due to its low cost, high use, and ease of forming. Carbon steels are typically used in transportation bridges, buildings, pipelines, and railroads. The alloying elements in carbon steels can include carbon, silicon (Si), chrome (Cr), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn) and molybdenum (Mo). The total of the alloying elements is typically less than 5%.
ACCURATE IDENTIFICATION OF CARBON STEEL ALLOYS USING HANDHELD LIBS
The handheld Rigaku KT-100S analyzer is built for purpose to be used in the harshest environments.
QUICK GUIDE TO CARBON STEEL ALLOYS
Characteristics: low cost, high use, easy to form
Use: bridges, buildings, pipeline, rails
Chemistry: Fe=95%+, Carbon=0-2%, Si=0.60% max Cr=1% max, Ni=1%max, Cu=0.4% max, Mn=1.5% max, Mo=0.7% max