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Benefits & Applications of HRPO Steel Across Industries

What is Hot Rolled Pickled & Oiled (HRPO) Steel?

Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled steel, or HRPO, is a versatile material in steel manufacturing. HRPO material undergoes a manufacturing process that quickly improves properties and surface finish, making it a preferred choice across various industries. HRPO steel is hot rolled, pickled, and oiled to achieve its desired finish.  First, the steel is heated well above its recrystallization temperature (upwards of 1700 F) and moved through rollers. Next, it’s dipped in an acid bath to remove rust or other impurities. Lastly, a coat of oil is applied to protect the steel from corrosion during storage or transportation.

HRPO Applications Across Industries

One of the hallmark features of HRPO steel is its widespread applications across industries. Let's explore some key sectors where HRPO steel plays a pivotal role:

Automotive Industry: HRPO steel is a fundamental material used in automotive manufacturing, finding its way into essential components such as car frames, chassis parts, and other structural elements. The combination of strength, formability, ductility, and corrosion resistance makes HRPO steel an ideal choice for withstanding the rigors of automotive applications.

Construction Industry: HRPO steel is a go-to choice in heavy construction for its strength and weight reduction benefits. From bulldozers and boom lifts to buildings and bridges, it’s ideal for structural components that are expected to be both lightweight and durable.

Appliance Industry: Appliance manufacturers rely on HRPO steel for its sturdy structural base in refrigerators, washing machines, and other related equipment. The pickling and oiling process creates a smooth finish, making electronic panel and mounting brackets both functional and visually appealing. The steel’s dependable performance will guarantee that these appliances can withstand everyday use. 

Material Handling: Strength and weldability make HRPO steel a popular choice for applications in material handling, machinery, storage tanks, and industrial equipment. These qualities allow for the creation of robust equipment that can handle even the most demanding tasks.

Benefits of HRPO Steel

HRPO steel isn’t just versatile – it’s a game changer for manufacturers. Here’s why:

  • Enhanced Surface Quality: The pickling and oiling process creates a sleek, uniform finish, making it ideal for applications where aesthetics matter.
  • Formability: HRPO steel’s inherent formability allows manufacturers to create intricate shapes and designs without compromising structural integrity. This translates to innovative products, customized solutions, and a smoother manufacturing process.

Along with the products’ own benefits, Alliance Fabrication & Manufacturing contributes advantages to the overall manufacturing process. Our enhanced laser cutting allows us to cut up to 25% faster and produces less scrap. Our enhanced welding capabilities reduce the need for manual labor. Pre-cleaning isn’t needed, as the oils burn off during the welding process.

HRPO Steel Fabrication Services

HRPO is an adaptable material that tackles challenges in automotive, construction, appliances, material handling, and then some.

Alliance Fabrication & Manufacturing offers a variety of ASTM A1011, ASTM A1018, and ASTM A36 Grades of HRPO. We will meet your specifications through our quality standards and equipment. Request your quote today!

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