Featured Story

Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Stainless Steel World home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story provides an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users and features projects in a variety of industries ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to the architecture, power generation, medical and food and beverage industries.

Sustainable green chemicals through innovative biotechnology

Succinic acid is a dicarboxylic acid with the chemical formula (CH2)2(CO2H)2. The name derives from Latin succinum, meaning amber. Nickel-containing stainless steel is playing an essential role in the production of innovative ‘green’ succinic acid which is highly corrosive to low alloy and carbon steel.

Meeting the requirements in a corrosive chemical environment

The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) is an international organization promoting excellence and quality in piping design and engineering through networking, training, and certification programs. Its headquarters is located in Houston, Texas with chapters in Houston, Calgary, Perth, Louisville, Ontario and a worldwide community of individual members.

Rare radial steam turbine rejuvenated, Precision reverse engineering resolves vibration issues

Overhauling a steam turbine as part of a planned maintenance schedule is a regular task for many large-scale industrial enterprises that depend on these units to generate electrical power. However, for one pulp manufacturing plant in Eastern Canada, the refurbishment of its 25 MW Stal Laval radial steam turbine required expert engineering to resolve the vibration issue – the first time this repair has been completed in North America.

Lift-off: energy storage brings renewable energy to the mainstream

In the past, a severe shortcoming of renewables has been that they are intermittent: the power stays on only as long as the wind blows or the sun shines; if the wind blows too hard, the turbines must stop turning in order not to overload the grid. Newer and more efficient storage techniques are changing the equation. It is now possible to store excess power and tap into it during periods of power shortage. This article outlines some of the many technologies employed.

Effect of rotational speed on intergranular corrosion resistance of friction welded SDSS SAF 2507...

In this research paper super duplex stainless steel SAF 2507 has been selected to investigate the intergranular corrosion resistance of friction welded SDSS SAF 2507 joints. The joints were welded at three different rotational speeds: 700 rpm, 1080 rpm and 1600 rpm and three different friction pressures: 40 Mpa, 69 Mpa and 78 Mpa.

Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition 2017, 10th birthday party tops the charts!

Amidst a buzz of excitement and a cloud of golden balloons the tenth jubilee edition of SSW conference & exhibition kicked off from 28 to 30 November in Maastricht, the Netherlands. With a record number of attendees, a vibrant mix of familiar friends and new faces celebrated two decades of successfully bringing together the global CRA community. However the main focus was firmly on the future, judging where the industry is heading and helping exhibitors and delegates alike.

“Sustainability creates opportunities”

With time fast ticking away to the tenth Stainless Steel World Conference in November there’s already a buzz of anticipation about the topics that will be extensively discussed during the presentations and workshops. SSWN interviewed Catherine Houska about her keynote speech which is very encouragingly titled: Resiliency and sustainability create opportunities for stainless steel.

India’s success story: world’s 2ND largest stainless steel producer

India overtook Japan to become the world’s second largest stainless steel producer after China, in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). The country’s output rose to 3.324 million tons for the fiscal year 2016, compared to 3.093 million tons in Japan, showing an impressive compound annual growth rate of over 9%.

Endless stainless steel vs plastic belts in food applications

The non-corrosive and rust-resistant properties of stainless steel have made it essential in the preparation, delivery and storage of food. Stainless steel is a standard in modern restaurant kitchens and for other utensils in food applications since it is easily cleaned and dried. The surface of stainless steel resists oxidation at high temperatures and it tolerates very low temperatures as well.

First turbine deployed for world’s largest tidal energy project

Installation of the first Atlantis Resources AR1500 tidal energy turbine. The first phase of the MeyGen project (Phase 1A) involves the deployment of four 1.5MW turbines installed on gravity turbine support structures as part of MeyGen’s ‘deploy and monitor strategy’.