Steel

The uses of stainless steel in the farms

The wellbeing of farm animals is closely related to their productivity and health. It is a normal practice clean the animal skin rubbing it against trees and other objects. For cleaning the animals, are usually used static or rotating brushes: the design must, of course, be quite sturdy and this...

Stainless steel and the catalytic converters

The latest generation of catalytic converters uses stainless steel not only for the housing, but also as a carrier material for the catalytic substance. This type of catalytic is lighter than classic ceramic models, almost unbreakable and more energy efficient. As the metallic foil, which may be as thin as...

Stainless steel and the water distribution

Desalination brings water to water-scarce areas, but it’s also influential in making drinking water more affordable for cities and communities. Waste water plants are using stainless steel in the distribution of waste water products: the durability and low maintenance of stainless steel make it the ideal and the more sustainable...

Stainless steel: characteristics and peculiarities

The strength of stainless steel, combined with its resistance to wear and corrosion, makes it a prime candidate for pumps, screens, filters, etc. used in the processing of mineral ores and concentrates. Utility stainless steels are low-cost, 12%-chromium ferritic stainless steels described by standards ASTM A240/UNS s41003 and EN10088-2 1.4003....

A new metallurgical plant in Toledo

A Cleveland-based company chose Toledo for the development of its first hot briquetted iron production plant: the facility will be placed near the Port of Toledo and the Ironville Terminal. It will able to produce 1.6 million tons of HBI per year. It is possible the region can expect to...

Stainless steel and its performance

The formability of a metallic material is indicated by elongation at fracture, in the case of stainless steel, this value can be in excees of 50%, depending on the grade. For comparison: usual carbon steel alloys mostly have values around 25% or less and aluminium alloys usually below 10%. The...

Stainless steel in coal-fired power plant

The most abundant fossil energy resource is coal. However, its sulphur conte used to be a cause for concern, since it was know to be the major cause of acid rain. Modern flue-gas scrubbers have solved the problem. The sulphuric acid is extracted and neutralized before the flue gas leaves...

The duplex stainless steel market latest news

Factor such as cost efficiency, higher corrosion resistance properties, and growing demand from the oil&gas industry are driving the duplex stainless steel market, that is valued at USD 2.70 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 3,40 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 4,7% between 2016 and...

Supersteel like bones

Bridges much stronger thank to laminated structures The most of the bridges’ cracks are dued to the weakness of metal structural parts because of several stress: for example, heating or cooling cycles. These stresses don’t cause immediate damages but they generate microfractures which, if continuously strained, can expand themselves, weakening...