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High strength stainless steel in storage tanks

Fact sheet about environmental benefits of high strength stainless steel in storage tanks.

In English.
2015. 2 s. 

Stainless steels are normally used in environments which are corrosive or aggressive and where high demands are placed on hygiene. The use of high strength stainless steel makes it possible to reduce the amount of steel in the construction.

A storage tank used to store marble slurry has been upgraded from conventional stainless steel to high strength stainless steel. Through the upgrade it is possible to reduce the thickness of the steel plates in the tank walls and thereby reduce the tank’s weight.

In a study, through life cycle assessments, an investigation has been carried out into the environmental benefits of upgrading the steel in the storage tank.

The weight of a storage tank is cut by 33 % when the steel in the tank is upgraded to high strength steel. The upgrading results in greenhouse gas emissions being cut by almost 50 % since lesser amounts of steel are needed to manufacture the lighter tank.

The fact sheet is a summery from a case study within the environmental research program The Steel Eco-Cycle.
Learn more about the program.