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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Titanium pressure vessel using WAAM process

A team comprising of Thales Alenia Space, Cranfield University and Glenalmond Technologies have successfully produced a first full-scale prototype of a titanium pressure vessel to be used in future manned missions for space exploration.

NSSMC Group to integrate stainless steel sheet business

A recent press release states that to achieve synergy of the stainless steel business of the NSSMC Group, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Nisshin Steel Co.

Sandvik Mehsana receives approval from KNPC

Sandvik’s Mehsana production unit in India has received approval from the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for the supply of its product Category 12.

8″ NB Stainless Steel metal hose assemblies

Hydraquip’s Metal Hose Division was invited to come up with a solution for the installation of 11 plate heat exchangers for a paint shop at a high-end large car manufacturer.

Safer seas with stainless steel

Chemical tankers are specialized ships carrying liquid cargoes that may be environmentally hazardous, flammable or highly reactive. They are designed and operated under special rules, and increasingly have built-in molybdenum-containing stainless steel tanks. Sailing around the world, they transport liquid goods safely over long distances. They also represent a significant market for duplex stainless steels and molybdenum.

CERTEX successfully realizes special constructions

Since many years Certex Lifting & Service plans, develops and realizes successfully Special solutions in load and lifting technology.

Kosmos Energy announces management succession

Kosmos Energy announced today that Chief Exploration Officer and Founding Partner Brian F. Maxted has decided to retire from the company.

Stainless steel tanks for milk & cheese milk storage

Dairy company De Graafstroom has been working with passion for over 100 years processing milk into the tastiest cheese, including Goudse kaas, Maasdammer, etc.

BASF opens antioxidants manufacturing plant in China

BASF recently inaugurated a new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. With an annual capacity of 42,000 tons, the plant will produce antioxidants and associated forms and blends for the plastic additives market.

Picking up steam: LNG continues to expand

Thanks to increased demand from Asia and Europe, and following capacity expansion in the Panama Canal, the LNG market is warming up. LNG is also becoming more competitive thans to technical advances such as the arrival of sea-to-sea LNG fuelling, ice-breaking LNG carriers, and the use of high-manganese steel as a replacement for nickel steel and stainless steel.