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As steel producers trend toward lower emissions, Low Residual Element (RE) carbon steel becomes harder to source from traditional refinery-approved manufacturers. While some steel makers can achieve low residuals by careful selection of scrap, the drawback is that multiple wash heats are required for cleansing. For that reason, most steel mills choose to focus on throughput rather than the small-volume Low RE market.
Years ago, the refining industry recognized the difficulty in sourcing Low RE flanges and forged products in general. The distribution industry has developed several approaches to resolving availability and cost issues, specifically with Low RE carbon steel for HF Alky applications. The good news is, J2 Resources is the leading supplier of parts for HF Alky applications.
Low RE + HF Alky
Many myths exist surrounding products suitable and available for HF Alky applications. In comparison to alloy 400 materials, Low RE materials perform as well and come with additional cost savings. That said, Low RE material is not typically a focus in traditional master distribution—J2 is different.
Avoid unnecessary operational risk by partnering with J2 Resources. We have rigorous purchase product specifications that exceed ASTM requirements in most product categories. Additionally, we have an efficient supply chain for materials manufactured to all the supplemental specifications applicable to Low RE products. The diversity of sizes and wall thickness we offer is unrivaled.
If you need Low RE products, J2 has them in stock today at a fair price. Click the button below to start the conversation!