A customer in the power generation industry approached Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc. looking for an economical alternative for seals used in a gas turbine application. This project took advantage of our unique ability to work with high temperature, high strength alloys to deliver profiles with precise dimensional accuracy. Formed from L605 Alloy Steel to withstand exposure to the extreme temperatures found in gas turbine environments, we manufacture this .498″ wide x .060″ thick seal profile, with a thin web of only .028″ across the width and a 125 Ra finish. Rathbone delivers these profiles in 36″ cut lengths to a +0″/-.060″ tolerance.
These cold rolled steel profiles offer the same precision achieved by machining, but without the scrap, which substantially reduced material costs and provided a significant savings for the customer.
To learn more about this profile as well as others, or how cold drawn and cold rolled profiles could benefit your application, please contact Rathbone today.
Project Highlights from a Cold Rolled Steel Turbine Seal
This turbine seal is used in a gas turbine application.
Capabilities Applied / Processes
Roll & Die Design and Manufacturing
Our Unique Capabilities Allow us to Cold Work High Temperature Alloys and Hold Thin Web Across the Width of the profile.
- Substantially reduced costs to customer due to reduction of high cost alloy scrap
- Precision cut lengths
Overall Profile Dimensions
Lengths of 36″ 0″/-.060″
L605 Alloy Per AMS 5537
Max Material Finish
Estimated Profile Weight
.0697 lbs per ft
Industry for Use
Per Customer Supplied Specifications