There is increasing pressure to provide clean and safe drinking water to the population. Stainless steel can play an important role in providing the cost-efficient solution material for water and wastewater industries considering its properties and maintenance cost.
MISIF in collaboration with Nickel Institute and International Molybdenum Association organized a one-day workshop on “Stainless Steel in Water and Wastewater Industries” on 1 November 2018 at Dorsett Grand Subang, Subang Jaya, Selangor. The workshop was conducted by Dr. David Nicholas, Consultant from Nickel Institute. The participants of this workshop comprised of fabricators, designers and operators in the water-related industries.
This workshop highlighted developments in new applications for stainless steel and stainless solutions for sustainable and safe water management. It also highlighted on how water and wastewater industries can maximize the cost-benefits of stainless steel through accurate specification and efficient operation of treatment equipment.
Among the topics covered during the workshop included the following:
- Corrosion Behavior of Materials in Waters; Basics
- Choosing the Correct Stainless Steel in Water Industry
- Guidelines and Application of Stainless Steels in Potable Water and Municipal Waste Water Treatment Environments
- Tea Staining and Atmospheric Corrosion of Stainless Steels
- Stainless Steel as a Cost Effective Solution in Water Distribution and Plumbing Systems
- Case Studies on Unusual Projects Using Water Stainless Steel
It is hoped that the case studies showed the participants the reasons behind the choice of stainless steel for water treatment plants, storage and distribution, plumbing, etc. this knowledge, taken together with sharing of practical experience, can be transferred to wider applicability.