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Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our journal and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Stainless Steel World News 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.

Interview with Jan van de Wetering, Stainless Steel World’s Conference Chairperson 2021

Stainless Steel World News recently caught up with Mr. Jan van de Wetering, a Senior Corrosion Engineer at Nouryon in Arnhem, The Netherlands. For those uninitiated, Nouryon was before 2018 part of the AkzoNobel organization. Operating worldwide, Nouryon supplies essential chemistry to make everyday products such as paper, plastics, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and personal care products.

Life as a welding and materials engineer at Fluor Amsterdam

Jan-Willem Rensman works in the Energy & Chemicals Downstream business line at Fluor in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he is a Welding and Materials Engineer. He is responsible for reviewing the welding procedures and vendor fabrication practices related to welding, corrosion, and materials performance.

A passion to combat microbial corrosion An interview with Dr. Reza Javaherdashti of Eninco...

Dr. Reza Javaherdashti is passionate when it comes to corrosion, and methods to avoid it. This is perhaps not surprising since he has a Ph.D. in corrosion and an extensive background in metallurgical engineering and material science. In his daily work, he is General Manager at Eninco Engineering, a company well-known for its consultancy regarding protective and anti-corrosion coatings, which are used in a wide variety of industries.

Desalinating water via stainless steel domes

An innovative company’s approach to desalination promises zero emissions while significantly reducing operating costs. Solar Water’s desalination domes, built from glass and stainless steel, convert saltwater for industrial or human use with minimal power input. The construction of two desalination domes is already underway in the Middle East, and company executives believe their technology can offer a viable solution to the planet’s water crisis.

From grey to blue to green: the hydrogen revolution

Faced by global climate change, countries and industries around the world are looking to decarbonise their energy sources. Hydrogen – the smallest chemical element on our planet - is seen by many as holding the key to a sustainable future. This journal contacted Deepak Bawa, Director of Project Development with New Fortress Energy, to glean his observations on the potential role of hydrogen.

Water and wastewater An attractive market for stainless steel suppliers

COVID-19 has impacted a range of stainless steel markets, and some more severely than others. Over the next few years, the water and wastewater industries could gain a lot of market share in both industrial and municipal sectors.

The future of the chemical industry

For years, the chemical industry has been a very profitable business sector. However, profit margins are now falling and there is an ongoing shake-up throughout the whole of the chemical supply chain as the industry becomes much more demanding to work in. Relatively quickly, it is becoming more high-tech, product demands are rising, and companies are being forced to comply with increasingly stringent regulatory constraints.

Stainless steel profiles in the chemical industry

The use of duplex stainless steel began in the first quarter of the 20th century. However, its intensive use arose with the rapid development of requirements in the chemical industry in the 1980s.

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.

Gual Steel Group: Communication and innovation in a commodity business

Mr. Xavier Gual is CEO and founder of Gual Steel Group. The group comprises Gual Steel and Gual Stainless in Spain, Gual Aciers in Morocco and France, and its global brand Gual Inox. The company specialises in stainless steel and prides itself on its intercontinental operations between Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, although Mr. Gual affectionately refers to their headquarter city, Barcelona, as “our town and our house”.