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Stainless Steel Metallurgy

Stainless Steel Met


A one day technical course covering all aspects of the production and use of a range of stainless steel alloys.

Course aims

To provide professionals with a working knowledge of the production,processing and applications of a wide range of stainless steels grades. Emphasis is placed on technical considerations and their impact on processing and in-service performance.

Who should attend

Professionals involved in the manufacture, supply and use of stainless steels products. The course is delivered at a moderate technical level and assumes only very basic prior knowledge of steel metallurgy.

Introduction to Stainless Steels & their Metallurgy

  • Austenitic Steels
  • Ferritic Steels
  • Martensitic Steels
  • Duplex Steels
  • Precipitation Hardening Steels

Corrosion of Stainless Steels

  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Crevice Corrosion
  • Environmentally Assisted Corrosion
  • Intergranular Corrosion
  • Galvanic Corrosion

High Temperature Performance

  • Gaseous Corrosion
  •  Oxidation
    • Sulphidation
    • Carburisation/Nitridation
  • Creep Properties

Primary Processing of Stainless Steels

  • Melting – EAF, VIM, VAR
  • Refining – AOD, VOD, ESR
  • Continuous Casting

Secondary Processing of Stainless Steels

  • Strip Production
    • Hot Rolling
    •  Annealing and Pickling
    • Cold Rolling
    • Surface Finish
  • Rod & Bar Production
  • Forging

Forming and Fabrication of Stainless Steels

  • Forming Methods
    •  Press Forming, Hydroforming, Roll Bending
  •  Cutting Methods
    • Punching, Laser cutting
  •  Stainless Steel Welding
    • Processes
    • Grades
    • Embrittlement phenomenon

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the fundamental principles of stainless steel metallurgy
  • Understand how stainless steel is made and processed
  • Learn how corrosion is controlled and prevented
  • How stainless steel grades are specified and matched with a range of applications

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Course Key Facts

Course Duration: 1 day

Price: Contact Us

Upcoming Course Dates

  • 6th July, 2017
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