|About this Abstract
|MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
|Steels for Sustainable Development
|Steel Developments for the Global Energy Transition
|Andrew Gingell, Sylvain Pillot
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Traditionally, the energy industries have driven the development of steel grades, to enable safe operations of mission-critical equipment under severe service conditions ranging from high and low temperatures, high stress conditions and corrosive environments. Industeel has been heavily involved in developing steels for such applications.
The Global Energy Transition to renewable energy solutions will face similar challenges. Much of the same constraints faced by traditional energy industries are also present in the new technologies: ultra-low cryogenic temperatures for liquid hydrogen storage; stress relaxation cracking resistance for concentrated solar power; strict fracture mechanics properties for the offshore wind industry. These constraints are compounded by the requirements of life-cycle cost, reduced CO2 footprint and circular economy.
This paper will give an overview of some of the challenges faced by steels in these new applications, and some examples of innovative solutions allowing the development of these technologies of the future.