How do you determine working temperatures?

Every metal has a “working temperature” range, or the maximum and minimum temperatures at which it will continue to function in the working environment. Some metals are designed, specifically, to withstand very high or very low temperatures. Others are intended for use in environments where the temperatures are not extreme.

When designing industrial components, it is critically important to know the temperatures at which the equipment must operate. Components must be manufactured from materials that can withstand those temperatures. For example, Belleville disc springs used in cryogenic applications must be made from materials designed to withstand temperatures of -238°F (-150°C) to absolute zero.

Choosing the correct metal is just one part of overall design. BelleFlex® engineers can guide you in the overall design of Belleville disc springs for your application, including the choice of metals.