The application of grey iron castings
Industries that use gray iron castings include: agriculture, architecture, automotive, construction, electronics, irrigation, machinery construction, transportation, and ventilation.
Grey iron castings lend durability, hardness and strength to any operation for which they are used. The applications of gray iron castings are many. As non-flammable building components, they provide superior fire protection to wooden support structures. Also, their graphite/graphite flake content is useful in energy dissipation of parts like engine blocks and crankshafts, which depend on the dampening of mechanical vibrations.
Grey iron castings are frequently used to make: valves, cases, engine blocks, dies, pump housings, pipes, brake drums, decorative embellishments and grey cast iron cookware.