cours de l'extra alliage actuel

English translation: I think you've got it

23:34 Apr 20, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Alloy Surcharges ??
French term or phrase: cours de l'extra alliage actuel
I think this might be referring to 'alloy surcharges' - but I don't understand exactly what they are and also exactly how I should translate the SECOND sentence below. It's from a tender by an industrial pipework company (Etilor) to supply certain equipment (tubes, brides, coudes, bossages, raccorderie de tuyauterie to name but a few)...

Suivant vos spécifications de tuyauteries référencées X...

Attention compte tenu du cours de l'extra alliage actuel, nos prix s'entendent valable pour une période de....

Note that, taking into account current alloy surcharge prices, our quotation will remain valid for a period of...

En cas de commande passé au de la de cette date, une révision des achats matières serait effectuée suivant les indices Extra alliage du mois en cours.

And I guess this paragraph would be something like:

In the event that the order is received after this date the sale price of the equipment will be revised in accordance with the alloy surcharge index (register?) of the current month... does this make sense?

All suggestions gratefully received, especially from anyone who knows what these alloy surcharges are!
French2English
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Local time: 10:43
English translation:I think you've got it
Explanation:
I have no intimate personal knowledge of these things, but Web evidence would indicate your understanding is correct :

See ProZ colleague's comments at:
www.proz.com/?sp=h&id=470908

and
supplément de prix lié à l’alliage, l’extra-alliage, essentielle- ... d’une chute de l’extra-alliage de 24 % sur un peu moins de ...
www.amf-france.org/DocDoif/ txtint/RAPOSTPdf/2005/2005-033400.pdf
[my slow internet connection can't handle the document which appears to give a sort of definition]

Alloy Surcharge
The producer’s selling price plus a surcharge added to offset the increasing costs of raw materials caused by increasing alloy prices.
[http://www.sandmeyersteel.com/glossary-of-terms.html]

I gather it is predominantly affected by the price of nickel in the case of stainless steel, with the result (apparently) that people but up and stockpile SS when nickel prices are low.
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Well, I guess I kinda answered my own question, having been initially completely stumped and slightly frightened by such an unknown expression! It helped to have my thoughts confirmed, so thank you.
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I think you've got it


Explanation:
I have no intimate personal knowledge of these things, but Web evidence would indicate your understanding is correct :

See ProZ colleague's comments at:
www.proz.com/?sp=h&id=470908

and
supplément de prix lié à l’alliage, l’extra-alliage, essentielle- ... d’une chute de l’extra-alliage de 24 % sur un peu moins de ...
www.amf-france.org/DocDoif/ txtint/RAPOSTPdf/2005/2005-033400.pdf
[my slow internet connection can't handle the document which appears to give a sort of definition]

Alloy Surcharge
The producer’s selling price plus a surcharge added to offset the increasing costs of raw materials caused by increasing alloy prices.
[http://www.sandmeyersteel.com/glossary-of-terms.html]

I gather it is predominantly affected by the price of nickel in the case of stainless steel, with the result (apparently) that people but up and stockpile SS when nickel prices are low.


Bourth (X)
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Well, I guess I kinda answered my own question, having been initially completely stumped and slightly frightened by such an unknown expression! It helped to have my thoughts confirmed, so thank you.

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