Since their introduction to the market, duplex stainless steels have gained popularity due to their great level of design and corrosion resistance benefits while maintaining low project costs.
However, there is an industry misconception that working with these types of alloys can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. In March, we hosted a webinar on Welding Duplex Stainless Steels to educate current and potential customers, where they:
- Listened to a brief introduction to duplex stainless steels
- Learned more about the importance of the welding metallurgy of duplex stainless steels and their impact in the corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the final product
- Discussed key recommendations to keep in mind when working with duplex stainless steel alloys to achieve a successful weld
- Learned more about the chemical composition and corrosion resistance of different duplex stainless steel groups
During the webinar, we had an engaged audience that helped us gain insight into the use of duplex in the industry from the user perspective. We asked three poll questions and received insightful answers from the audience:
- 100% of attendees stated that they attended the webinar to learn more about welding duplex stainless steels
- 9% of attendees reported that they avoid using duplex stainless steels due to welding concerns, while 90% did not
- 57% of attendees reported having no problems with very high ferrite content in their weld metal, while 42% did have problems
Overall, the session was well-received, and we received several interesting welding questions towards the end, signifying that when it comes to welding duplex stainless steels, there is always room to learn something new. You can watch our webinar on-demand and if you have questions about welding in general, contact technical experts Karen Picker or Johan Salwén.
To watch the Welding Duplex Stainless Steels webinar on-demand, click here.
For additional information about welding guidelines for stainless steels and nickel alloys visit our welding guidelines page.