A new pressure equipment certified by BASF
Additive manufacturing is a new manufacturing technology to produce parts that are used in both research and production plants at BASF.
Correctly specifying materials in chemical process industries
The rapid failure of several 316 stainless steel pipes in a heat exchanger raised questions as to whether a manufacturing fault or service conditions were to blame. This second in a series of three case studies conducted by Dr. Elayaperumal examines the corrosion of stainless steel tubes in chloride solution and why duplex would have been the best material of choice.
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.
The evolution of EPC’s in India
The Indian EPC business is growing rapidly at a faster pace than even China’s booming industry. At the same time the level of technical knowledge of materials and equipment is steadily increasing. Stainless Steel World spoke to Mr. Mrinal Das, Senior General Manager, Projects at Jacobs Engineering who has worked on projects in the Indian market for 29 years, about how the industry – and the role of a Project Manager – has evolved.
McJunkin Red Man to acquire SPF
McJunkin Red Man Corporation (MRC) has signed an agreement to acquire Stainless Pipe and Fittings Australia Pty Ltd (SPF). This brings MRC one step closer to realizing the company’s strategic vision to be the world’s leading pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) distribution company for the energy and industrial markets.
Orissa government inks agreement
On 16 October 2008, the Orissa provincial government in India inked an MoU for setting up the country's first ever integrated Titanium Chemical and Metallurgical Complex with an investment of INR 2000crore.
BASF plant on stream
BASF started up its new alkylethanolamines (AEOA) plant at its U.S. Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, about one month ahead of schedule.
Germany: electrolysis conversion
Uhde is converting an amalgam electrolysis plant which has been in operation for 40 years to its latest generation of energy-saving Uhde membrane cells for Vestolit GmbH & Co. KG site in Germany.
Stainless containers from China
Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG), a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen SA, has agreed to purchase 600 new stainless steel tank containers from China International Marine Containers (Group) Co. Ltd. (CIMC).
New nickel alloy
Eutectic UK has developed and patented a new spray-and-fused powder alloy for one of the toughest corrosion and wear applications available.