Dura-Bar ductile iron is a cost-saving alternative to low-medium carbon steels and has similar strengths with excellent free machining properties.
Dura-Bar gray irons provide a wide range of improvements through machinability, strength, hardness and wear capabilities.
Hydraulic Cylinder Piston
Dura-Bar brings many advantages over steel, and several were realized by the manufacturer of hydraulic cylinder pistons. Machinability, wear resistance and part life were all issues that needed solutions fast. Dura-Bar provided those solutions which resulted in a total part cost reduction.
Visit Dura-Bar at DUG Eagle Ford
Dura-Bar is takin’ it on the road! Come visit us at the DUG Eagle Ford Conference in San Antonio, TX to learn more about the advantages of Dura-Bar materials for oil and gas applications!
The prolific Eagle Ford shale ranks among the Permian Basin and the SCOOP/STACK for rising rig count. Along with over 400 exhibitors, this year’s DUG Eagle Ford conference includes presentations from region’s most active producers, hands-on technology demos plus more! Stop and see Dura-Bar at Booth #538!
Plunger Case Study: Trifecta of Advantages
Dura-Bar provided significant cost savings to an oil and gas supply chain partner when they switched the base material of their frac pump plungers. The selection of the base material was cricital, and comparisons to the original 1018 steel resulted in Dura-Bar ductile iron outperforming in several areas including machining, coating, and mechanical properties.
Reduce Compressor Rotor Costs Using Dura-Bar
Dura-Bar outperformed steel in a recent case study with a major air and gas compressor OEM. The per part cost for the compressor rotor was significantly reduced, with adjustments to machining speeds and depth of cut. Several additional performance advantages were also realized.