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All The EPS Advantages . . . All In One Place

Below you'll find summaries of the primary advantages of EPS grouped into two categories:

  • PROCESS Advantages – why EPS is preferable to acid pickling.
  • PRODUCT Advantages – how EPS-processed steel outperforms acid pickled.

The tables give a brief explanation of EPS advantages as they apply to each category. For additional details, just click on the    link below each advantage label.

 
PROCESS ADVANTAGES
ADVANTAGE  SUMMARY  
ECONOMICS
    
against acid pickling, EPS offers:
30% lower variable operating cost
20% lower capital cost
50% lower installation cost
50% less floorspace
PICKLE HIGH ALLOY STEELS FASTER
    
Acid pickle lines must reduce line speed by 60 - 75% to fully descale high carbon and alloy steels. EPS runs them at same speed as 1010 carbon steel.
APPLICATION EXPERIENCE
    
EPS successfully processes all steels normally descaled by acid pickling. No limitations on subsequent processing or fabrication operations.
VALUE-ADDED PROCESSING
    
processors (galvanizers, cold mills) enjoy:
More uniform surface
Flat, tension-leveled shape
No oil to remove from strip
No claims or rejects for rust
Ability to select preferred surface Ra
   
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES
ADVANTAGE  SUMMARY  
FABRICATION
    
Faster laser & plasma cutting
Stronger, more uniform welds
Reduces toxic welding fumes
Stamping and rollforming benefits
Flat tension-leveled shape
OPTIMIZED SURFACE
    
More uniform surface with less variation
Mitigates mill surface defects
Improved paint adhesion
Superior paint performance
NO OIL NEEDED
    
EPS dry surface makes lasers travel faster, welds stronger with virtually no toxic fumes and reduces paint issues. It even improves shop environment and safety.
PAINT & PRE- TREATMENT
    
Paint pretretament can be 'leaned down' with no loss of corrosion protection. In lab tests, EPS always exceeded auto industry paint standards. And the EPS optimized surface leads to a more uniform, higher- quality appearance for painted surfaces.
 
             
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