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4145 mod - 1.1% Chromium-Molybdenum Through Hardening Steel

Surcharge

The Scrap surcharge has reduced for February 2019 as a consequence of lower production volumes at the end of 2018 and a realignment with other European scrap surcharges.

Surcharge information as listed via Liberty Speciality Steels where possible, other based on mean chemical analysis for the given grade.

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£331.79 per tonne

Surcharge Price History for 4145 mod

FEB 18 MAY 18 AUG 18 NOV 18 TODAY
£321.06 £322.81 £357.11 £358.48 £331.79

Description

4145 mod grade steel is a chromium-molybdenum through hardening steel typically used for downhole applications.

Similar to 4140, except with a higher carbon level resulting in greater strength, hardenability and ruling sections, which makes this grade more suitable for applications with larger section size and higher strength requirements.

In the ‘as-quenched’ state, hardnesses of 55-62HRc are achievable.

This grade demonstrates good forgeability but must be controlled through cooling due to its susceptibility to cracking. Care should also be taken when quenching, ensuring control over the quench medium, for the same reasons.

Impact toughness is reduced due to the increased carbon content. Weldability is also poor and is often carried out by more sophisticated methods such as plasma arc or electron beam.

Typical applications of 4145 mod grade steel

  • Drill collars
  • Drill bits
  • Crossover subs
  • Tool joints

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PRODUCTION METHOD

Rolled or Forged

FINISHES

Black Bar or Bright Bar