Learn to select and accurately specify the most appropriate grade of stainless steel for a given application.
The course provides a working knowledge of the production, processing and forming of a wide range of stainless steel grades - Austenitic, Ferritic, Martensitic, Duplex and Precipitation Hardening. The properties specific to each family are shown together with some typical applications. Technical considerations and their impact on processing and in-service performance are emphasized.
An overview of steel metallurgy is followed by examination of how steels corrode under aqueous and high temperature gaseous conditions.
The primary and secondary processes for blending stainless steel alloys and forming them into stock shapes are reviewed and the course concludes with shape forming, cutting and welding processes suitable for stainless steels in a wide variety of user applications.
This course provides a shared, technical understanding between engineers, those responsible for choosing which steel to use, procurement departments and marketing & sales professionals.
Who should attend?
The course is ideal for 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.
How will I benefit?
- Appreciate the fundamental principles of stainless steel metallurgy,
- Understand how stainless steel is made and processed,
- Explain how corrosion is controlled and prevented,
- Specify and match correct stainless steel grades with a range of applications.