Technical Paper

Overview on the Nb-added HSLA steels for pressure vessels in China

Niobium Bearing Structural Steels

This paper discusses the impact of the 11th Five-Year Development Plans of China’s Energy & Petrochemical Industry on the Pressure Vessel Industry. The paper provides a brief introduction to the key areas, requirements and presents the current status of pressure vessel development and associated steel grade developments. Covering a range of topics from new materials requirements, storage-transport vessels, and heat exchangers through to the present status of steel requirements for coal gasification, the paper concludes with an examination of the future requirements for pressure vessel steels. (AU)
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