Technical

Working together with global Stainless Steel Materials’ experts, engineers and companies involved in the manufacture or use of stainless steels/CRAs, we provide here a selection of original, non-commercial articles. These in-depth technical papers are written or co-written by operating companies, describing commercially viable new technologies and case histories of successful applications, backed by data. Topics include tubes & pipes, cladding, offshore, chemical process industry, welding & fabrication, 13Cr stainless steels, titanium, nickel alloys, pulp & paper and duplex stainless steels.

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Nickel catalysts: the many routes to decarbonising transport

Steve Deutsch explains how nickel-based catalysts are used in the electrolysis of water into hydrogen used for the transportation sector.
voestalpine plant in Kapfenberg

World’s most advanced special steel plant opens

voestalpine has opened a new state-of-the-art plant in Kapfenberg, Germany, which is the most advanced in digitalisation and sustainability
The UniMelt® plasma production system converts high-value metal scrap from military hardware into high-performance metal powders. Photo courtesy of US Department of Defense, Photographer Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Janae Chambers

Recycling of critical metals for AM defence projects

6K Additive describes converting high-value metal scrap to high-performance metal powders using a unique plasma production system.

Artificial intelligence designs advanced materials

Yasmin Salem of the Max Planck Institute shows a new tool that uses AI to predict corrosion resistance of new alloy designs.
One-stop additive manufacturing for maritime & offshore industries

One-stop additive manufacturing for maritime & offshore industries

Pelagus 3D (a thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen joint venture), uses 3D printing to create spare parts for the maritime and offshore industry
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European Commission backs RINA’s Hydra Project for near-zero emission steel

Engineering company RINA will build a 100% hydrogen-fuelled pilot plant for the production of all types of green steel.
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Molybdenum in biogas plants

Martina Heizel (circa drei) describes why molybdenum-containing stainless steels can best be used for biogas plants
Recycled steel in the scrap yard of Outokumpu’s mill in Tornio, Finland, which is the largest material recycling center in Europe.

Taking circularity to new heights

Outokumpu and CRONIMET have expanded their collaboration to ensure a steady flow of scrap metal for stainless steel production.
The B-type alloys have been used mainly in hydrochloric and sulfuric acid environments, as well as in acetic, phosphoric, and formic acids. Specific applications include reaction vessels, heat exchangers, valves, pumps, and piping.

100th anniversary for Type-B nickel-base (Ni-Mo) alloys

Geir Moe of the Nickel Institute gives an overview of the family of Type-B nickel alloys, first introduced 100 years ago.
Application of a KorroPad on a stainless steel ring. Source: BAM

Rapid stainless steel corrosion test

BAM designed a non-destructive test to quickly indicate the chance of corrosion in most types of stainless steels.