Structural Steel With Intumescent Coating

Intumescent Coating Market on the Rise

A new research report by Global Market Insights is predicting the market size of intumescent coatings to surpass $1.2 billion by the year 2024. The market is being pushed the popularity of passive fire safeguard techniques required by structural design codes. The construction industry alone is expected to healthy growth at 4.9% and is expected to account for $450 million in commerce by the year 2024. The main manufacturers of Intumescent coatings are Carboline, Hempel, Sherwin-Williams, Jotun and AkzoNobel. Intumescent […]

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Painting Structural Steel

Sherwin-Williams Launches New Efficient Coating System

Sherwinn-Williams has released a new coating called Sher-Loxane 800. The Polysiloxane coating provides a high gloss protective finish for the harshest environments. The 2 coat system provides comparable performance to a conventional 3 part coating saving time and money. A single coat replaces a polyurethane and epoxy top coating. Sher-Loxane can be used for protecting structural steel steel, offshore platforms, heavy equipment, bridges, water tanks, pipes and much more. It can be applied by brush, roller or spray and can […]

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A welder welding surrounded by welding fumes

Weld Fume Hazards and How to Protect Yourself

  Welding fuses two metal pieces together melting the base metal and a filler material forming a joint that is often stronger than the base metal. The heating of the base metal and filler causes vapors to emanate from the arc concentrating into extremely fine particles that can be exceedingly bad for human health. We have summarized some of the best practices for protecting yourself and others around you from the dangers of welding fumes.   What is in welding […]

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Hot Rolled Coil of Steel

Big River Steel Now Open For Business

Commercial Director, Mark Bula, announce that the flex mill was officially open for business at the 6th annual Steel Summit Conference. According to Mark, the first commercial orders for hot rolled coil steel will start to be fulfilled in December with cold rolled to start in January2017 and galvanized to begin in March. “Flex mill meets niche needs that are underserved in the United States,” said Bula. The new Flex is capable of producing a wide product variety of superior […]

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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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