Outokumpu to deliver duplex for biogas tanks

Outokumpu will deliver stainless steel to Börger GmbH. The duplex will be used to build tanks required in biogas production. This order marks Outokumpu’s first order for the newly launched duplex steel grade LDX 2404®.  The steel will be produced at the Outokumpu in Avesta, Sweden. LDX 2404® is the ideal choice for the tanks due to the high corrosion resistance and superior mechanical properties of the steel. Börger can reduce the thickness of the plates by approximately 25%, resulting in the same levels of weight reductions in the construction. This is also a highly cost efficient alternative to the conventional stainless steel grades. Biogas is an important growth market due to the increase in need for renewable energy. The tanks will be bolted as opposed to welded, resulting in decreased thickness and much shorter on site construction time. Developed at Outokumpu’s Research Centre in Avesta, LDX 2404® was launched in late 2010. With its high corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical properties, the grade is suitable for use in pressure vessels, tanks and desalination plants.

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