Material Alternatives for Today's Emission Control System 750972
Two recently developed sheet products offer material cost savings opportunities of approximately $2.50 per typical car with catalytic conversion system.
Galvalume sheet steel, an aluminum-zinc alloy coated sheet, has been used successfully for grass shields replacing type 1 aluminum coated sheet at an approximate savings of 25¢/lb.
Chromized sheet, which has a diffused layer of ferritic stainless steel on both surfaces of a special low carbon sheet, is suggested as a substitute for 400 Series Stainless Steel at a material cost benefit of approximately 15¢/lb. Exhaust inlet tubes and convertor shells of Chromized have been successfully tested.