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English translation: Corten Steel

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Spanish term or phrase:acero cortén
English translation:Corten Steel
Entered by: David Meléndez Tormen
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06:55 Jun 19, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: acero cortén
Quote: "De este modo, el empleo de acero cortén junto al acero inoxidable o al aluminio ..."
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Corten Steel
Explanation:
Definition:

"Q: “What is Corten Steel?”
A: Corten steel is a steel alloy that has a very high tensile strength. Closely related to spring-steel, it is about twice as strong as sheet metal of comparable thickness. Hardness and tensile strength are important properties, but Corten’s main advantage is its resistance to corrosion. Corten will not rust, rather it will oxidize slowly to a dull grey-brown color. Over time it may appear almost purple. The chief application of Corten is in out-door sculpture and marine vessel fabrication. Both are areas where rust and corrosion resistance is of extreme importance".
(http://www.nonstopscaffolding.com/uglytubs.html)

Example:

"Corten (Brown) Steel Barriers with Concrete for the George Washington Memorial Parkway"
(http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/droad/droad-vga/gwrail/gwcorcon....

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Corten Steel


Explanation:
Definition:

"Q: “What is Corten Steel?”
A: Corten steel is a steel alloy that has a very high tensile strength. Closely related to spring-steel, it is about twice as strong as sheet metal of comparable thickness. Hardness and tensile strength are important properties, but Corten’s main advantage is its resistance to corrosion. Corten will not rust, rather it will oxidize slowly to a dull grey-brown color. Over time it may appear almost purple. The chief application of Corten is in out-door sculpture and marine vessel fabrication. Both are areas where rust and corrosion resistance is of extreme importance".
(http://www.nonstopscaffolding.com/uglytubs.html)

Example:

"Corten (Brown) Steel Barriers with Concrete for the George Washington Memorial Parkway"
(http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/droad/droad-vga/gwrail/gwcorcon....

HOPE IT HELPS!

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 09:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 475
Grading comment
More than helps!! Thanks a lot
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