(4 December 2014) The HPAD was created by CINDAS LLC to address the needs of the oil/gas, chemical processing, power generation and transportation industries. CINDAS was asked by many engineers in industries other than aerospace to produce a materials properties database analogous to the ASMD, in format, but more focused on the specific needs of these high performance industries including detailed data on corrosion testing and joining.
The inaugural release of the HPAD is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015. It will contain about 90 chapters with approximately 10-15 chapters being added during 2015. The HPAD has the same interactive features as the ASMD, TPMD and MPMD. It is web based and updated and expanded continually with carefully selected alloys.
View the HPAD Alloy Sheet that lists all the alloys included in the database. Note there is a major emphasis on nickel and cobalt, stainless steels and high strength steels as well as titanium. Click here to view the HPAD Alloy Sheet.