Whether you’re in the oil and gas industry, the automotive industry, or essentially any industry that deals with industrial machinery, you’re probably heard of shot peening. However, few people understand the details of shot peening and the impact that shot peening services can have on the performance of metal parts.
For instance, a service such as abrasive shot blasting is often confused with shot peening. Abrasive shot blasting cleans parts, while shot peening strengthens metals by spraying parts with millions of tiny metal balls, creating small indentations. This helps prevent cracking and increases durability.
Statistical Benefits of Shot Peening Services
Consider these examples of how shot peening can noticeably improve machine parts.
– A 6 cylinder 4349H forged crankshaft, unpeened, has a KSI of 52. A shot peened crankshaft? 72 KSI. That’s a 38 percent difference, meaning that your crankshaft will be 38 percent stronger.
– An unpeened, case-hardened gear stressed to 80,000 PSI is able to complete 20,000,000 cycles. Comparatively, a peened version of the same gear is able to complete 30,000,000 cycles, an improvement of 50 percent.
In addition to strengthening new parts that are placed back into your equipment, shot peening can also counter the deterioration of old parts and restore them to near their original strength.
For example, intense heat can reduce the fatigue strength of high-strength metals by more than 70 percent. Shot peening can help erase the effects of high temperature exposure.
The benefit for your company is that instead of replacing critical parts, shot peening services can restore the parts for continued use in your equipment, reducing operating and maintenance costs.
Consider Our Shot Peening Services To Enhance Equipment
Fortunately, shot peening can be used on almost all machine parts, including coils, turbine blades, connecting rods, suspension springs, and rock drills. Shot peening can be used to improve many aspects of these parts — from weight capacity to lubricity to durability.
Whether you’re an engineer, maintenance or project supervisor, or in another role that is responsible for the upkeep of costly equipment, consider utilizing shot peening service on metal parts and tools that are critical to the performance of the equipment.
Let’s work together to prevent costly delays and unnecessary expenses. Schedule shot peening service today to improve the performance of your metal parts and, ultimately, your equipment.