A powerful database
Here is an overview of the multiple ways you can quickly search for and compare different types of steel and their properties.
Search by material number
Don’t know either the origin or the material of the steel you need? Comparial makes it simple to search for the steel you need using the material number. It is similar to the free text searches you do with Google and other search engines. Just enter the material number into the search field (e.g. 1.4404) and the list of results for this number will come up.
As soon as you click “Search”, a list of results will be generated of all international steels that are listed in Comparial with the given material number.
You can also combine more than one search query. For example, you can search for a material number and a specific standard at the same time. Another option is to search for a material number and a specific product.
Search by standard(s)
Comparial allows you to carry out a search based on a standard using the free text search field. You can eliminate standards that have been withdrawn with one simple click.
Search by mechanical property
Do you already know the desired mechanical properties of the steel you are searching for? Then click on the field “Mechanical properties” and you can enter in temperature, nominal thicknesses, treatment condition and mechanical properties.
Search by physical property
Do you already know the desired physical properties of the steel you are searching for? Then click on the field “Physical properties” and you can enter in temperature, nominal thicknesses, treatment condition and physical properties. In addition to the physical properties, Comparial offers you lots of calculation-related information taken from standards.
Search by technical property
Do you want to process steel and need the correct information before proceeding? By clicking on the field “Technical properties” you can search for values such as “malleability”, “machinability” or “heat treatment”.
Search by international steels or standards
Comparial shows you the international steels for your material search – at a glance. For example, if you search for material number 1.4301, you will get a list of all international steel designations that are assigned to this number.
Display properties and materials data sheet
Comparial offers you an overview of the chemical analysis of the steel, as well as the mechanical, technical and physical properties. As soon as you click “Search steel”, a list of results will be generated of all steels with these material properties that are listed in Comparial. With one click on the desired steel, all properties are displayed. The material data sheet provides information about the different mechanical properties at different temperatures and with different material states.
You can use the “Compare” view to quickly compare all selected materials with each other. This view shows you the relevant information about the chemical analysis as well as the mechanical, physical and technical properties. And what’s more, the properties can all be shown and hidden so that the results are as relevant as possible to you. You can always move materials around or delete your selection. Or you can switch to the individual material data sheet and view all information about that one particular material. Using the arrow, you can move the selected material data sheets around to view them in a different order.
With the Comparial extended search function you can specify various different criteria yourself, allowing you to reliably search for the material that meets your requirements.
It is also possible to combine multiple criteria such as nominal size, temperature, sample length, treatment condition and product.
Unlike with other providers, Comparial enables you to simultaneously search in different areas, as opposed to merely in one area. Thus, it is possible to specify one property per tab – chemical, mechanical, technical or physical – in order to determine the values for the thickness, tensile strength and weldability.
If you do not find the right steel or would like to start the search afresh, simply use the function “Cancel filter”.