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While we are all extremely familiar with many of the everyday applications of stainless steel, such as cutlery and kitchen appliances, not everyone is aware that stainless steel alloys are in fact a common fixture in nearly every industry. Because of the unique properties of certain types of steel, which is made up of carbon-reinforced iron, it is especially useful in heavy industries, such as the energy industry. While stainless steel’s use in every day applications such as cutlery, medical devices, and automobiles has been well documented, heavy industry is also an area that has been transformed by the proliferation of this revolutionary metal. When we’re talking about heavy industry, we’re referring to any sector that relies on large equipment, facilities, and complexes. Traditionally, this has included large-scale construction, steelmaking, mining, shipbuilding, and aircraft manufacturing. It also involves energy production and refining, as with oil and gas, hydroelectric, and nuclear power, along with long distance energy transmission. When it comes to applications in the energy industry, one of the primary concerns is corrosion resistance. This is because materials are frequently (and sometimes constantly) exposed to high temperatures, harsh environments, and radiation. Oxidation resistance becomes a critical concern, as the lifetime for energy generation facilities, which represent huge investments for the owners, are expected to exceed fifty or more years in many cases.

There is an ever increasing demand for safety in combination with strength, efficiency, performance, and light weight. Due to meeting these requirements, stainless steel came to the forefront of automotive design. More and more when it comes to safety features, we are finding that this material becomes the central focus due to its compelling properties for durable, efficient, cost effective structural vehicle design. Stainless for decorative trim is one of the unsung, but lauded uses of this corrosion resistant material. So stainless steel applications are the proven, cost effective, and durable choice. Due to the material’s outstanding resistance to corrosion, the ever present problem of corroded, rotting exhaust systems and catalytic converters is resolved with the use of stainless steel . In the automotive industry, this material comprises 45 to 50 percent of all exhaust systems. Other applications include uses as the primary lightweight structural material for integral components like fuel tanks, bumpers or chassis. Internal structural framework for doors, trunk lids, and hoods are other practical uses. The very composition of the duplex variety of stainless makes it almost twice as strong as the regular versions, like ferritic and austenitic stainless steel.

Steel used for shipbuilding requires special properties that allow ships to withstand the load from their hulls and cargo therein as well as other external forces that the ships might experience during their voyage. Our products intended for this industry are typically used for regular ships, naval ships and special vessels. With advances being made in technology and more trade volume, ships are getting larger and larger. Meanwhile, naval ships require weight reduction and greater performance. Generally, there are various vessels, such as oil tankers, bulk carriers, container ships and LNG carriers, and with the development of technology, the increase in shipments requires ships to be large and operate safely in harsh marine environments, such as rough waves and strong winds, and thus must meet strict requirements such as high strength, CTOD(Crack Tip Opening Displacement) and BCA(Brittle Crack Arrest). POSCO supplies world top premium steel, including steel plate for low temperature pressure vessels, 9% Ni steel, high manganese steel, steel plate for shipbuilding and stainless steel. Navy vessel must be bulletproof or withstand high pressure like submarines, and demand lighter and faster performance. In addition to steel plate for shipbuilding and high strength steel certified by classification societies, special steels such as bulletproof steel are also applied.

Stainless steel is used in all aspects of architecture, building and construction. While it has been used in this industry since the 1920’s and is not a new material, stainless steel’s use and range of applications has been growing. Some applications are highly visible and stainless steel is both aesthetic and functional, such as curtain wall and roofing. Others are practical, safety related and sometimes hidden, like masonry and stone anchors, bollards and safety railings. The number of different stainless steel alloys used in building and construction has expanded. The more highly alloyed molybdenum containing stainless steels are preferred by leading architectural and landscape design and structural engineering firms for more corrosive locations because of their enhanced corrosion resistance.

Stainless steel is not only used in construction and, manufacturing. it is a well-suited metal for the medical industry. Medical industry products require extra inspections to pass the standards. stainless steel in one of the metal that stands out the tests and provide the best result. The medical industry has a high requirement for sanitization and cleanliness. that’s the reason you will find stainless steel in the hospital environment. Stainless steel in know for its corrosion resistance property. when it comes to the medical industry, equipment having rust is dangerous to the patients and a small infection can create very serious medical problems. stainless steel solves this problem very well. Stainless steel is a product that is used in many industries. like construction, automobiles, aerospace, nuclear reactors and these are the industry require the most durable materials. The medical industry is not an exception. Equipment created with it is very durable in the usage of medical industries. some examples are structures, beds, wheelchairs and more.

Stainless steel is a popular choice for product handling in the pharmaceutical industry. In general, stainless steel is durable, able to withstand exposure to many of the chemicals used to sanitize pharmaceutical products, and has a high temperature tolerance to withstand heat-based sanitation methods. However, there are many different stainless steel types and uses for the pharmaceutical industry. While stainless steel with a natural finish is certainly useful for pharmaceutical applications, it is often preferable to electropolish the steel. Electropolishing stainless steel strips away its surface layers, removing tiny flaws and leaving a microscopically-smooth finish. By electropolishing different types of stainless steel, it is possible to further improve the steel’s sterility and ease of sanitation. The smooth surface of electropolished steel makes it even more difficult for microbes to adhere to the steel—making it easier to clean.

Operators in the food industry have very strict requirements they need to follow to avoid product contamination. Machinery and tools used in the catering and restaurants, must meet strict hygiene standards. Stainless steel is almost always the only choice in these sectors, thanks to its resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel has become one of the most common materials found in kitchens and the food industry today. From food processing plants to large, commercial kitchens to your own kitchen at home, stainless steel is ever present. It’s corrosion and oxidization resistance paired with durability and how easy it is to clean has made stainless steel one of the safest materials in the food preparation and storage industries Professional catering and commercial kitchens, be they in restaurants, hospitals, school cafeterias, or elsewhere make abundant use of stainless steel in both their construction design and equipment choices. This includes everything from sinks and cabinets to food storage and transport equipment