Energy & heavy industry Stainless steel for mining

From ore milling to product recovery, metallurgical processes take place in uniquely tough conditions. Factor in the complexity of chemical reactions, and it’s clear that materials must be equally tough. Outokumpu stainless steel is the material of choice for safety, reliability and cost optimization by leading mining and metallurgy companies around the world.

Stainless steel is increasingly the preferred material for many metallurgical processes, from hydro- and pyro- to electrometallurgical. You can rely on Outokumpu’s deep expertise as you select the right stainless steel for your application, whether it’s a standard austenitic or one of our special high-performance, heat-resistant duplex grades.

Online tools – like our pressure vessel calculation and storage tank calculation tools – help you navigate grades and material consumption with confidence. The expertise Outokumpu has gained through decades of industry experience will help you achieve innovation and cost-efficiency.

Benefits of using stainless steel in mining


  • Electrowinning and drying processes
  • Pipes, tanks, vessels and structural components
  • Mining screens, pumps and drills
  • Filters and precipitators
  • Fluidized bed boilers and heat exchangers


  • High mechanical strength
  • Superior corrosion and heat resistance
  • Full range of austenitic, duplex, ferritic stainless steel in the Forta, Core and Supra ranges; available in bars, quarto plate, coil and strip, sheet and plate
  • Polished and brushed surface finishes
  • Superior flatness


  • Technical support gained over decades of experience with mining and metallurgy companies around the world
  • Industry-leading tolerance accuracy
  • Full compliance with the strictest quality, safety and environmental standards
  • Stainless steel of the finest quality; every batch documented in detail


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