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Case studies

Desalination Plants
Water is essential to life but global supplies are under pressure from population growth and may be unable to sustain total demand by 2025. Desalination plants provide reliable, sustainable supplies of fresh water but need to be constructed from materials that can withstand such hostile environments. This case study explores the sustainability benefits of using molybdenum-containing stainless steel in the construction of seawater desalination plants, greatly increasing resistance to corrosion and enabling cost-effective, reliable operation.
Federal Building, San Francisco
Sunscreens greatly reduce the need for air conditioning in buildings. The Federal Building in San Francisco was built with computer-controlled stainless steel sunscreens which, together with natural ventilation, reduce the energy needed to cool the building by two-thirds. The molybdenum-containing stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant and is specified for a design life of 100 years.

Stainless Steel Selection System Case Studies

Case studies from around the world have been developed using IMOA's stainless steel selection system to explain instances of good performance and unacceptable corrosion staining. Download or order hardcopies of this literature here.

We are always adding new case studies. Please let us know if you have a project that we could use.

Case Study 1: Pittsburgh and Chicago Handrails and Street Furniture
released in 2009
Case Study 2: Minneapolis Exterior Wall Panels and Window Frames
released in 2009
Case Study 3: New York and Miami Light Poles
released in 2009
Case Study 4: Singapore Roofing
released in 2009
Case Study 5: Hong Kong Building Exteriors and Railings
released in 2009
Case Study 6: Canary Islands Railings and Lampposts
released in 2009
Case Study 7: Barcelona Coastal Curtain Wall
released in 2009
Case Study 8: Sao Paulo Building Exterior
released in 2009
Case Study 9: Australian Costal Fence
released in 2009
Case Study 10: New York Pier Railings
released in 2009
Case Study 11: Thames Barrier
released in 2009
Case Study 12: Milan Builden Exterior
released in 2009
Case Study 13: Rio de Janeiro Building Exterior
released in 2009
Case Study 14: New Zealand Coastal Building Exterior
released in 2009

Moly does the job

Moly does the Job: Swimming Pools
Molybdenum brings safety into swimming pool buildings. This case study has been kindly contributed by Dr Peter Dierschke, Materials Consultant to the Hempel Special Metals Group, Oberhausen, Germany
Moly does the Job: Chemical process vessel
Stainless steel with 6% Mo improves equipment efficiency and eliminates costly repair. This case study has been provided by Thomas Stoner of Hercules Incorporated and Kelly Wyrough of Roben Manufacturing and was written by IMOA consultant John Grocki.
Moly does the Job: Heat exchanger in rendering plant
A rendering plant has been using a Type 304L stainless steel (SS) heat exchanger to condense the rendering cooker gases and heat plant water. This case study has been provided by Dave Bennett of M&M Engineering and has been written up by IMOA consultant John Grocki of Advantage Resources Consulting.
Moly does the Job: Handrails
Molybdenum keeps street handrails safe and attractive. This article has been written by an IMOA consultant, Catherine Houska of TMR Stainless, who will play a leading part in IMOA’s effort to promote molybdenum containing stainless steels in the area of outdoor applications in architecture, building and construction.
Moly does the Job: Hot water pipe in food manufacturing
A large, international, food manufacturing company encountered through-wall leaks in a Type 304 stainless steel hot water line after only two years of service. Nicole Kinsman, formerly of Technical Marketing Resources, consultants to IMOA, is the author.
Moly does the Job: Condenser in power plant
Many aging US power plants have copper alloy condensers that are suffering from erosion or corrosion. Many power plants have solved the problem permanently by replacing the tube bundles with 4 to 6% molybdenum- containing stainless steels. Edward Blessman of Trent Tube, East Troy, Wisconsin, contributed the information in this article and IMOA would like to thank him for his assistance. Nicole Kinsman, formerly of Technical Marketing Resources (Consultants to IMOA) is the author.
Moly does the Job: Service water system in nuclear power plant
A North American nuclear power plant originally had a lined carbon steel service water piping system. The system began to deteriorate within a few years of installation, especially at the welded joints of the carbon steel piping.