Corrosion is defined as a refined metal that is naturally converted to a more stable form such as its hydroxide or sulphide state. Metal corrodes when it reacts with another substance such as oxygen, hydrogen or bacteria. Corrosion can also happen when metals are placed under too much stress causing the material to crack. Corrosion leads to deterioration of the material. In this section you can find newsitems related to all types of corrosion such as stress corrosion cracking, intergranular corrosion, pitting, and corrosion fatigue. If you wish to include your newsrelease on our website and email newsletter, please feel free to contact Joanne McIntyre.
Featured Story – IMOA publishes updated Life Cycle Inventory Dataset
The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has published an updated Life Cycle Inventory dataset for Molybdenum Products for Metallurgical Applications.
ESAB offer guidance for welding duplex stainless steels
A team of engineers from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Process Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, demonstrated that the pitting resistance equivalent number (PREN) value of duplex stainless steel alloys may lead to a misleading prediction of pitting corrosion resistance in the as-welded material.
MIMETE releases MARS F51 & MARS F53
MIMETE Srl announced the newest powders from the iron-base family: standard Duplex MARS F51 and Super-duplex MARS F53. Duplex steel F51 is a widely used grade, where the relatively high content of Cr, Mo, and Ni generates better performing mechanical properties when compared to austenitic stainless steel.
Stainless Steel Essentials course video now available
The Stainless Steel World Academy has now made the full, five-part Stainless Steel Essentials course available for viewing online.
Innovate UK with TWI and Langley support Adv-Flow
The Development of Advanced, Highly Corrosion Resistant Coriolis Mass Flow Meters (Adv-Flow) is an innovative research project supported by Innovate UK, led by KROHNE Limited, with TWI and Langley Alloys.
Featured Story – Continuously Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR)
Continuously Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR) are of particular interest for industrial biogas plants. A German fabricator has ventured into producing duplex stainless steel CSTR tanks; at 20 meters high these demand a steady hand and attention to detail for successful assembly.
BUTTING celebrates the delivery of the 1000th tube ring
BUTTING has been manufacturing tube rings made of corrosion-resistant materials for a client in the food industry. These rings are used in bottling plants as a central receptacle and for directly filling bottles.
Niagara Foot and All Terrain Knee for BUMAX
BUMAX has been picked as the sole supplier of screws for advanced and durable prosthetic knees by a German manufacturer of a waterproof and submersible prosthesis knee and foot system, WEIGEL+ medical.
TWI begins Adv-Flow project
TWI announced the start of an Innovate UK funded research project entitled Development of Advanced, Highly Corrosion Resistant Coriolis Mass Flow Meters (Adv-Flow). The project is led by KROHNE Limited, with partners TWI and Langley Alloys.
Featured Story – Hempel Special Metals: Alloy 24 resurrected to tackle...
Super austenite Alloy 24 is a material that lives up to its name, distinguishing itself from standard stainless steels, 6%Mo steels and all duplex grades thanks to its corrosion resistance, strength and attractive pricing. Developed in the 1990s, production of Alloy 24 ceased following a merger of the manufacturer.