ArcelorMittal is supplying 770 tonnes of cryogenic steel plates through its subsidiary Industeel for a new major Shell petrochemical complex currently under construction in Pennsylvania, US.
The CryElso® 9Q 9% nickel plates, produced at Industeel Creusot in France, will be used in the construction of the liquid gas storage units. The steel is built tough, with the ability to withstand freezing temperatures in the units, dropping to as low as -160°C. The plates will be delivered in 5-30-millimetre thickness.
Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC petrochemicals complex will use ethane from shale-gas producers to produce 1.6 MMT of polyethylene per year. Polyethylene is used to make many products, from food packaging and sports equipment to furniture and automotive components.
The CryElso® family includes a complete range of cryogenic steel grades from 0.5%Ni to 36%Ni steels, designed for the storage and transport of gases from propane to liquid natural gas.
Industeel’s CryElso® range creates a balance between strength, toughness and weldability for low-temperature applications, with special attention on crack arrest properties.