Corrosion is defined as a refined metal that is naturally converted to a more stable form such as its hydroxide or sulphide state. Metal corrodes when it reacts with another substance such as oxygen, hydrogen or bacteria. Corrosion can also happen when metals are placed under too much stress causing the material to crack. Corrosion leads to deterioration of the material. In this section you can find newsitems related to all types of corrosion such as stress corrosion cracking, intergranular corrosion, pitting, and corrosion fatigue. If you wish to include your newsrelease on our website and email newsletter, please feel free to contact Joanne McIntyre.

Control valves solve corrosion problems

Amot 25000 Series solenoid-operated pneumatic control valves, of all stainless steel construction, have provided a rapid solution to vibration and corrosion problems for a manufacturer of diesel engine generator sets being used to power hydraulic power packs for controlling offshore wellhead control panels, sub-sea actuators and two hydraulic lifting winches.

TW appoints head of sales and marketing

TW Metals has appointed Dr Steve Jones as Head of Group Sales and Marketing.

Jim Redmond’s steps down as TMR president

Jim Redmond has announced he will partially retire from TMR Stainless (Pennsylvania, USA). Ralph Davison has become the President of TMR.

Supermartensitics conference: call for papers

The Belgian Welding Institute has announced the first call for papers for the second Supermartensitic Stainless Steels Conference 2002, which will take place on 3-4 October 2002 in Brussels, Belgium.

Duplex bridge in Bilbao, Spain

A bridge using duplex stainless steel as the main structural element is being constructed in Bilbao, Spain.

Three product pavilions return to Chemshow 2001

Three special product pavilions designed to serve as “shows within a showâ€? will be highlighted at the 49th CPI Exposition – the CHEM SHOW – on 23–25 October 2001 at the Javits Convention Center, New York.

Sandvik develops stainless steel for urea

A new stainless steel has been developed by Sandvik Steel, specifically for use in the production of Urea.

New Sandvik products at Schweissen Schneiden

New products will feature alongside a wide range of filler wire and rods, covered and strip electrodes and fluxes for welding stainless and high alloy steels on Sandvik’s Steel stand at Schweissen Schneiden.

Sandvik introduces new titanium grades

Sandvik Steel has extended its manufacturing capability for seamless titanium and zirconium tubes with the availability of two additional titanium grades.

New stainless steel for urea production

A new stainless steel has been developed by Sandvik Steel, specifically for use in the production of urea.