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Featured Story

Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Stainless Steel World Americas home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story provides an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users and features projects in a variety of industries ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to the architecture, power generation, medical and food and beverage industries.

3D Printing: DM HH Stainless Steel

3D printing and additive manufacturing have been gaining traction in the metal industry. Many companies are looking for new and innovative ways to not only prototype and test, but produce different parts, materials, and more.

Stainless Steel Selection for Hydrogen Production

By 2030 there will be over 200 million tons of hydrogen produced under the Net Zero climate change program. Hydrogen sales will generate revenues of over $400 billion USD, and also generate stainless steel sales for hydrogen production.

Failure Analysis of a 304L Stainless Steel Pipe in Heated Ammonium Nitrate Service Downstream...

The pipe was made from 304L Stainless Steel (SS) manufactured to the ASTM A312 specification and was situated in 5” carrier pipe containing 750 kPa steam at ~175ºC. The failed AN line operated at ~1013 kPa between 144ºC and 153ºC.

Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo is Back in 2022!

Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo is returning in 2022 – to a new venue! The must attend event will be moving to the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX, on November 16th-17th, 2022.

Featured Story – MRC Global, Stainless Steel Market Update

MRC Global has been in business for over a century, and for good reason. Having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, MRC Global is one of the most successful pipe, valve, and fitting (PVF) distributors in its space, a position that has been shaped – in large part – by its people. Stainless Steel World Americas had the pleasure of speaking with MRC Global’s Jack McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, and Robert Nunn, Executive Director of Stainless Steel & Alloys, to learn more about how MRC Global continues to provide excellent value to its customers, and what is yet to come.

Featured Story – The Human Factor in Welding

Welding is a joining method that often delivers joints cheaper, faster, and with better mechanical and chemical properties than riveting or bolting. Some applications allow for automation, using robots or mechanical devices to produce miles of welds a day. However, this is not always the case. Geometry and scale, for example, are two of the factors that may force a manufacturer to rely on manual welding. When that happens, some new risks ensue. In this article, we are going to explore a few welding concepts and have a glimpse into some of the common challenges associated with manual welding.

Featured Story – Structural Steel Welding and Testing In Arizona

Work is picking up in Arizona. The TSCM Taiwan Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Company job is expected to last for several years. This is a large job that will employ up to 500 Union Ironworkers. Another job that has started is the Lucid Motors factory in the nearby city of Casa Grande will employ 200 ironworkers, and a new Intel factory is slated to begin construction in early 2022, employing up to 300 ironworkers. The Ironworkers International Union is the entity that supplies trained ironworkers to the steel erection industry in the United States and Canada.

Featured Story – Sensitized Stainless Steel: Where, Why, and How it Occurs

Heat transfer equipment is one of the many important uses of stainless steel, especially in the oil and gas industry. Lead Heat Transfer Engineer at Technip Energies, Paul Miller, spoke with Stainless Steel World Americas about the processes and testing involved with stainless steels, and material selection for heat exchangers.

Featured Story – Market Report

The market for air, water, and energy products used in blood plasma fractionation, and the development of drugs derived from the plasma, is approaching $5 billion per year. Alongside this, the market for AWE stainless products is approaching $80 million dollars per year

Featured Story – Market Overview

Durable, hygienic, and recyclable; the three reasons why stainless steel never loses its demand. Aside from resistance to staining and corrosion, the majority of stainless steel applications are focused on making products that need a long life. From wristwatches to spaceships, the applications of stainless steel are limitless. The iconic Chrysler Building in New York, which is now more than 80 years old, is a great example of a long life of stainless steel.