We offer the broadest range of stainless steel alloys to meet the exacting standards of today’s energy producers: whatever your power generation applications, we have the right stainless steel for the job.
Outokumpu stainless steel products have been used for decades in all forms of power generation including:
- transmission lines
- nuclear reactors
- desulphurization scrubbers
- heat exchangers
Outokumpu stainless steels also support a wide variety of renewable energy technologies including solar, geothermal, hydro and wind power.
Duplex stainless steel benefits
Our full range of grades include our lean duplex stainless steel grades LDX 2101® and LDX 2404® which combine low nickel content with high mechanical strength.
Not only can our stronger grades provide cost-savings for the initial material cost, additional project cost savings can also be realized. For example, in some power generation facilities, stainless steel tanks are elevated requiring additional support and foundation materials. Our high-strength duplex stainless steels also enable highly cost-effective solutions in applications ranging from ocean power technologies to offshore windmill farms.
When using a higher mechanical strength grade stainless like LDX 2101, which weighs less than a commodity grade, the contractor can use less structural support and foundation materials–while simplifying the construction process–thus saving cost in the overall project.
Austenitic stainless steel benefits
In applications where very high ductility, wide temperature ranges, or specific corrosion features are desired, Outokumpu’s austenitic stainless steel and superaustenitic stainless steel grades are often recommended.
Outokumpu's superaustenitic stainless steel grades have shown reliability in resisting highly corrosive environments such as sea water applications or projects requiring high strength.
Communities worldwide are setting ambitious tasks to increase the share of renewable energy in power generation. Outokumpu stainless steel, itself a product with excellent green credentials, is proving to be one of the best ways to protect investments in renewable energy through its use in critical components most vulnerable to corrosion.
Put our expertise to work for you. Contact Outokumpu sales to discuss more