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Nuclear Supply Chain - Free Event

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Edinburgh Training and Conference Centre, Edinburgh

This free one-day practical workshop, hosted by the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA), Outokumpu and TWI and delivered through the Nuclear Supply Chain (NSC2) project, will provide detailed knowhow and guidance for companies involved in stainless steel fabrication and welding – especially for the nuclear sector.

It will include an introduction to stainless steel, explaining good welding practice, materials selection, welding gases, joining solutions, electroslag strip cladding and post-weld treatments. The event will also examine examples and causes of weld failures.

The focus of the event will be on industrial requirements, helping you to get the practical aspects right and maximise your company’s potential to win business in today’s marketplace. It will draw on the combined knowhow of BSSA, TWI and other key industrial players. As part of the NSC2 project, the event will especially emphasise nuclear requirements and issues.

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. The chromium produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel that mitigates any further corrosion of the surface; increasing the amount of chromium brings greater corrosion resistance. However, working with stainless steel and maintaining its corrosion resistance brings particular challenges for those involved in fabrication and welding.




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