Whether the form of energy production is nuclear, fossil or renewable, safety, long-term value, and efficiency are the utmost concerns for energy and power generation companies with the nuclear power industry requiring absolute reliability. These characteristics are provided by high-quality stainless steel.
Stainless steel is now extensively used in the power generation industry to combat corrosion, particularly at elevated temperatures. In particular, type 304 & 316 stainless are used for high temperature, strength and oxidation resistance in fossil-fuelled power plants.
The nuclear power industry also uses large quantities of stainless, often specified for both power generation and radiation containment. Steam and gas turbines also use stainless because of its corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant qualities.