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Steel in Energy


The energy used to manufacture a tonne of steel has been reduced by 61% in the past 50 years.

Recycling steel can save energy equivalent to power at least a 60-watt light bulb for nearly 4 years.

Energy conservation also remarkably reduces the generation of carbon dioxide.

Our modern civilization is built on energy. Whether based on fossil fuels, nuclear technology, or forms of renewable energy, steel plays an indispensable role in energy production and transmission, as well as improving energy efficiency.

Energy is an enormous, diverse and extremely demanding market as all its production must be very safe and reliable under extremely severe temperature and pressure conditions. Steel is a choice solution favored for its excellent corrosion resistance, precise tolerances, as well as stable performance, especially when the requirements for mechanical strength are particularly critical. Although many other metals are used in this field, steel is undoubtedly the most common and popular material in the energy market.

When thinking about energy, most tend to think of oil and natural gas extraction. Steels play a critical role in the extraction, production as well as the distribution of energy, equipment of oil and natural gases extraction, pipelines, and storage tank are made of a significant amount of steel because it can withstand harsh and abrasive environments, much of the machinery that is used to do the drilling is dependent on heavy machinery, and on parts that are frequently in contact with harsh and abrasive environments.

Additionally, steels also play a decisive role in the further expansion of renewable energy. Almost every part of the onshore and off-shore wind turbines are built with steel; from foundation to the gears and tower, steel plays a significant role in improving strength for more efficient wind turbines. Due to the strength provided by steel, higher and more efficient wind turbines can be built.

Together with our customers, CUMIC provides a variety of high-quality steel types, such as hot rolled steel coils, hot rolled steel sheets, boiler tubes, steel plates, and various special steels, suitable for the oil and gas as well as wind energy industries, including but not limited to boilers and pressure vessels, pipelines, wind tower structures, wind power plants, hydroelectric power stations, nuclear power plants, oil well casings, etc.

CUMIC is committed to providing customers with reliable and innovative solutions for the energy sector. In addition to meeting the mechanical strength conditions, our materials can also achieve excellent material performance under extreme temperature differences. Our extensive range of products and value-added services enable us to meet the requirements of customers in the market.

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