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Alloy Repair in Aberdeen

Three Key Steps To Repair Alloy

An alloy is a solid solution or homogeneous mixture of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal, which itself has metallic properties. It usually has different properties from those of its component elements.

Alloying one metal with others often enhances its properties. For instance, steel is stronger than iron, its primary element. The physical properties, such as density, reactivity, Young's modulus, and electrical and thermal conductivity, of an alloy may not differ greatly from those of its elements, but engineering properties, such as tensile strength and shear strength may be substantially different from those of the constituent materials.

It is not easy to repair an alloy due to the combined properties of the metals that make up the alloy. 

There are three stages to assess whether you can repair a break or crack in an alloy:

1) Can the alloy be repaired?

Generally speaking, a small break or crack can be repaired. Larger breaks and cracks may need specialist preparation, metal filling or extra work to complete a repair. Before any work is undertaken on the part, it is best to take a digital photograph of the break or crack and send it to a specialist alloy repair company for analysis.

They will be able to advise on the type of alloy repair to be undertaken and the fees involved.

2) Is the alloy break or crack accessible?

If the alloy part can be removed then this makes the repair process much easier. Removing the alloy part should be done carefully and in a way that retains all other fixtures and fittings (brackets, nuts, bolts etc).

If the part cannot be removed, then there needs to be consideration into how much space surrounds the part as to whether an in situ restoration could be undertaken. In situ repairs are possible on larger machines, but can be very difficult to perform on smaller machines.

3) Is it economical to repair the part?

Budget is always an issue when deciding whether an alloy part can be repaired. If the part is easy to remove and readily available as a new part, it could be cheaper to fit a new part.

Older parts from car engines, generators, pumps etc may not be available as new parts and will require a repair.

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Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city, known as the Granite City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands; during the 18th to 20th centuries Aberdeen’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, whose mica deposits sparkle like silver, also the city has a long sandy coastline.

Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970’s its other nickname has been the Oil Capitol of Europe.

Its traditional industries of fishing and ship building have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen’s seaport, with Aberdeen Heliport one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world. Aberdeen harbour is the largest in the north of Scotland with ferry routes to Orkney and Shetland.

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