Alloy Steel Plates are added with different elements, which make up to 1.0-50% of the weight. All Steels are not called alloy steels, but all steels are basically alloys. Nickel, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, vanadium and boron are some commonly added elements to the alloy. Other less common alloyants include cobalt, copper, zirconium, titanium, cerium, tin, zinc, lead and niobium.
Alloy steel Plates are added with different elements that give it variety of properties. Wearing resistance, strength, toughness, corrosion resistance and hardenability are a combination of properties that are present in these Plates. Plates are basically the thicker forms of sheets and are measured either in millimetres or gauge. Small amounts of the alloyants are added when increased strength and hardenability is required. Corrosion resistance and extreme temperature strength is enhanced when the alloyants are added in higher amounts. Applications like nuclear reactors, jet engine parts and spacecraft parts use alloy steel for its various properties. Ferromagnetism is present in alloy steel plates, owing to the iron present in this steel. Mechanical treatment is easy as alloy steel plates are more responsive than carbon steels.