Coating the structural steel whalebones

SLC Mall Has Unique Retractable Roof

The City Creek Center in Salt Lake City has a state of the art retractable roof. The S-shaped roof is built out of 36 structural steel “whalebone ribs” that hold glass panels to allow a great deal of light into the shopping mall. Read more here.

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Steel Mill

New Non-Invasive Imaging Developed in UK

New Technology developed at the University of Bath enables steel makers to constantly monitor and adjust the cooling process. Steelmakers are hoping the new technology, called induction tomography, will help make the UK steel industry competitive again by creating higher quality steel faster and more efficiently. Read more here.

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Zirconium Oxide

Creating Alloys That Tolerate Hydrogen

A group of MIT researchers have created a new metal alloy that stands up to hydrogen rich environments. Hydrogen tends to compromise steel structures ductility over time creating big problems for steel structures exposed to high levels of hydrogen. They discovered that, if engineered correctly, a coating of Zirconium Oxide can act as a protective barrier. Read more here.

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