Chemical processing

Stainless steel for chemical process industry

The chemical process industry faces uniquely rigorous challenges in material selection. Outokumpu solutions reflect industry needs for performance in extreme temperatures, highly corrosive environments, high-pressure handling and high purity of final product, with constant focus on reliability, safety and cost optimization.

Offering a matchless range of stainless steels

Outokumpu’s technical expertise and highly responsive service centers deliver significant added value. Online tools help you navigate grades and material consumption with confidence:

Pressure vessel calculation

Storage tank calculation

Benefits of using stainless steel in chemical process industry


  • Cryogenic applications
  • Storage tanks
  • Heat exchangers
  • Pressure vessels and reactor internals
  • Tanker compartments
  • Tubes, pipes and fittings


  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • High-strength, light-weight duplex for cost savings throughout the project
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • High resistance to stress-corrosion cracking
  • Long service life; low life-cycle cost

Explore the world of stainless steel

Technical article

Solving the material challenges of plate heat exchangers


The secret to Tokyos low water leakage rate

Case Astava Instrumentation Solutions

High machinability delivers competitive edge

Case wastewater treatment tanks

Outokumpu Forta enabled innovative wastewater treatment tanks


What if thirst for fresh water could be relieved?


What if a car fuel tank was made from stainless?

Case seawater desalination

Stainless solution keeps fresh water flowing

Case SKF heat treatment baskets

To hell and back

Case CIMC tank

Setting a new standard in corrosion resistance

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